Natalie Janusick

14 Flips | 8 Magazines | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @NatalieJanusick | Preservice teacher building her Professional Learning Network. Illinois State University.

6 Must-Have Supplies for the Classroom

Here are some supplies guaranteed to make your classroom inclusive! They are available from Lakeshore Learning and Target! <br>1. <b>Colored Overlays</b> - help …

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

The DI elements were first introduced to me in <i>How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms</i> by Carol Tomlinson, and my understanding …

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Teachers say critical thinking key to college and career readiness

California teachers say critical thinking skills, not scores on standardized tests, are the best way to assess whether students are prepared for …

Common Core Crisis: What to Do About Math Scores

Don't blame teachers when math scores drop. Give them the support they need for learning to improve.

Fractions Are Everywhere - Adventures in Learning

I love math (evidence of this love has appeared here on PBS Parents Adventures in Learning on more than one occasion) and so naturally, I try to …

How to Get Your Kid Jazzed About Math and Science

In an era where cool job titles like “growth hacker” and “scrum master” abound, Megan Smith has everyone beat. She’s the Chief Technical Officer of …

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How technology can help with reading comprehension

Yesterday one of our teaching assistants came to see me. She was really excited about a workshop she did about reading comprehension over the summer …

Back to School: Making the Most of the Common Core

This fall, as they head back to school, many students face new, higher academic standards for the first time, in the form of the Common Core State Standards or similar ones. While these standards have promise to raise academic achievement, they also pose difficult challenges. If not addressed, …

Learning the lost art of cursive writing

With a pencil still in hand, eight-year-old Mitchell Cait-Goldenthal takes a break from the handwriting exercise he’s working on to explain why it’s important to have good penmanship.<p>“When you’re older, if your writing is sloppy for something really important – like if you’re playing Major League …

This former PE teacher has 8 ideas for other teachers that will make PE class better for kids

I like to make jokes about being picked last in PE class — it’s even in my bio — but it’s a joke with a ring of truth. Sadly, my feeling of being bad …

Here's how US classrooms compare to schools in 30 countries around the world

With the right teacher, any classroom - be it a boat in Brazil or a park in Pakistan - can change a child's life.<p>World Teachers' Day, a UNESCO initiative highlighting the work of educators teaching children amid intimidation and poverty, is coming up on October 5.<p>Thanks to international efforts, …

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