One of the best lessons I received from my Masters in Education studies was a simple, straightforward comment from one of my professors. Dr. Gallo was technologically savvy. He not only guided the minds of the educators who were learning about the effective use of technology in the classroom, but he setup and supported the campus email server, network and student accounts. Given his strong penchant for technology, you would expect him to consistently find the "shiny nickel in the…Continue
Added by Steve Nordmark on May 31, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments
Would you like to fix the academic gaps between lower income students and middle class students in reading and math? The best way to do this is to develop strategies to avoid the “summer slump”.
Students have not always attended school 180 to 190 days. Juliet Lapidos investigated the history of the school calendar in 2007. The current calendar of school days began in the early 1900s. Prior to that, cities had long school years (Chicago – 240 days, Detroit – 260 days, etc.)…
Added by Kathy Frye, Ed.D. on May 29, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments
The sound of taps playing in the distance, seven guns firing in unison, the sight of tomb stones arranged in perfect lines with tiny American flags flapping in the wind are reminders of sacrifices made every day. These are the sounds and images that prevail the last Monday in May. Remembering friends and…Continue
Added by Duane Crowe, Ed.D. on May 16, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
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Today we are excited to kick off Teacher Appreciation Week with a note from our CEO and Co-Founder, Randy Wilhelm: What does teacher appreciation week mean? Probably the receipt of numerous apples, trinkets, baked goods and gift cards. I remember as a child that my mom would put together intricate baskets or gifts for my teachers. Yet I now believe that the best way for me to show appreciation would have been to pay attention in class, not staple my finger or gaze out the window as…Continue
As a teacher, I was always concerned about time. How much time do I have to cover a topic? How much material can I cover in one quarter or one school year? What if I run out of time to get it all done?
What if TIME isn't the core issue? What if the problem was HOW I was spending my time? …Continue
Added by Dawn Crawford, M. Ed. on May 3, 2012 at 8:19am — No Comments
How do you know when the vision of personalized learning is advancing? Well, believe it or not, recent news coverage in USA Today and eSchoolNews about Autism is one indication. At this point, you might be saying, “Huh, not sure I follow you.” It’s not that…Continue
Added by Steve Nordmark on May 2, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments