Category: Educator to Educator


Why Are Mathematics So Hard For Some Students?

Numbers and computational skills come to some people naturally. But for many of us, especially students, math concepts can be a difficult concept to wrap our heads around. Why is that, and what can we do to help?

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Moving Forward with 50+ Less Educators

The Coachella Valley Unified School District announced its intent on laying off 50 to 60 schoolteachers this month and around 10 to 20 other staff members. Their reasoning? It was either the layoffs or declaring bankruptcy for the school district…

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Teaching principals: ready-to-learn state (student engagement)

Jensen’s research supports the idea that teachers can change students’ “default” states to target “attractor” states. Students who walk in bored, frustrated, and apathetic can be jolted into a state of anticipation, confidence, and curiosity with a few simple principles:…

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Actions Toward Creating a Positive Reading Culture

Children love to discuss their emotions, ideas and stories with someone who will listen. They are keenly aware of the attention you are giving them.

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Join them, play a couple rounds of “Go Fish!”

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Einstein With today’s emphasis on state standards, and global educational rankings, it is no wonder ‘playing’ can be considered goofing off. Teaching to the…

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