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Response to Intervention: Resources for Educators

Over the past decade, Response to Intervention (RTI) has seen widespread use in schools as an effective way to promote student learning. Originally …

Pedagogy

Using YouTube in Learning and Teaching

With over a billion users across the globe YouTube has become the go to place for finding, watching and sharing videos. YouTube was founded in 2005, …

Education Technology

This Exciting Program Moves Struggling Students to the Head of the Class

The statistics are troubling. Only about 16 percent of students in Harlem pass the New York State English Language Arts exam. And just 31 percent of children across New York City pass it. But one group is changing that.<p>The Reading Team, a Harlem-based literacy organization, is working to make …

Vocabulary - The Fabulous Five

Last year, we introduced a Word of the Week programme during tutor time. As you'd expect, systematically introducing only one word a week across the …

On Reading Logs

I write this post not to shun, not to rage, and not to put down. I write this post not to say what is right or wrong, but instead to add a little …

Teaching

When Teaching Critical Thinking Backfires

<i>As the fall semester ends, I’m brooding once again over the contradictions of teaching “critical thinking,” especially as applied to science. Below</i> …

Critical Thinking

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog

Blog Post<p>The demo lesson, the teaching equivalent of an audition, can be scary! My colleagues and I compiled lots of tips based on our collective …

5 Resources to Help your Child with Reading Comprehension - Friendship Circle - Special Needs Blog

Learning to read requires several complex cognitive processes, which is why so many children have difficulty with it. For many students with …

Student gets top marks for 'perfect' answer to critical thinking question

You don’t always get what you want in life<p>A young student with a strong sense of realism has won plaudits online for a brilliant answer to a question on critical thinking.<p>“Suppose you want to build a house on this land and still protect its natural resources. What could you do? How would it protect …

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Early Literacy: The Ultimate Guide to Learning to Read

How do kids learn to read? At what point and how do letter sounds, rhyming, decoding, and concepts of print all come together to support an early …

Homeschooling

How Texting Can Actually Improve Your Writing Skills

Text messaging gets a bad rep for reducing our thoughts to a stream of emojis, LOLs, and other silly shorthand. But several innovative programs …

8 Great Graphic Novels To Get Kids into Reading

Graphic novels continue to grow in popularity with kids, with a fantastic number of offerings for readers in all grade levels. With dynamic art …

Fraction Misconceptions

Although we did some dabbling in fractions earlier this year, we now did into the "meat" of our studies and I wanted to get a sense for where my …

Teaching

How Legos Might Turn Your Kid Into A Math Lover

Legos are for learning, too.<p>It turns out Legos aren't just toys for kids (or the worst nightmares for barefoot parents). In Alycia Zimmerman's classroom, they are important tools for learning.<p>Zimmerman, who teaches third grade at Chelsea Prep in New York, uses Legos to help her students learn math. …

Teaching Order of Operations Through the Relationships of the Operations

Strategies<p>Not long ago, if someone asked me to teach my students how to evaluate this expression, 15+ (9–4)- 2³, I would have immediately thought of …

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‘Not a Math Person’: How to Remove Obstacles to Learning Math

Stanford math education professor Jo Boaler spends a lot of time worrying about how math education in the United States traumatizes kids. Recently, a …

Pedagogy