September 16, 2010
The way children think and process information is very interesting. Teachers are responsible for providing children instructions in the classroom, and teachers are responsible for giving children ..
September 14, 2010
Supervising teachers is one the most important duties of a principal. A principal has the responsibility to help a teacher grow and develop within their profession. The principal or the supervisor is .
September 08, 2010
Education is the key to success, and it can play a vital role in producing children that will be an asset to their society. We have an obligation to provide our children with an education that would ..
January 28, 2010
Assessment is one of the most debated topics in education. Opinions differ as to what should be the purpose of such assessments and it is this where most contention arises. Traditionally the emphasis .
January 14, 2009
Helping children survive and grow into capable successful adults is a concern that most adults have who are raising or helping to raise children. Most of us are familiar with the statement ..
December 23, 2008
Behavior. . . misbehavior. Control. . . chaos. Learning. . . messing around. Teaching. . . babysitting. The truth is that, as a teacher, if you are unable to create and maintain a positive learning ..
December 23, 2008
Teachers need parents to be part of the teaching and learning team. In some cases, parents know exactly what to do and are immense resources for supporting and extending the learning that is going .
November 09, 2008
A friend called recently to share with me an incident that had occurred at her son's High School. While going down the stairs to his second period class, her son, Adam, lost his balance and plummeted .
October 30, 2008
When I saw Brian enter my classroom, I knew something was wrong. He approached my desk and said, “When I was in the bathroom, Larry pushed me into the wall and this isn't the first time he's ..
October 26, 2008
I noticed that Mary and Amanda had been spending less time with each other. They used to be inseparable, but now they hardly even talk. My suspicions were justified when Mary approached me one ..
October 21, 2008
Rough and tumble play is common on elementary playgrounds. Kids love recess, but for the adults who are assigned to monitor, recess can be a stressful part of their day. As the two boys ..
October 20, 2008
Recently, as I was leaving my bank in Los Angeles, I saw a stack of magazines near the door, entitled “Life After 50. " And if you have followed the media trail this past week, it's all about ..
October 16, 2008
The Happy Musing for the Day: Fun is the best taskmaster. Mary Poppins was right! She knew that “a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down. " To her sugar meant some kind of fun. Fun is .
October 07, 2008
I don't remember taking any tests in kindergarten, but in eight years of grammar school, four years of high school and six years (part time) of college it seems I did little else. Sometimes I think ..
October 02, 2008
Within this last year I learned many things and I realized that teaching our students is a never ending job. In saying this I also realized that with all of the opportunities out there for dancers to .
October 01, 2008
What is controlled assessment? Controlled assessment is replacing coursework from September 2009 for GCSEs. This has been introduced by the QCA to address some of the issues raised in coursework ..
October 01, 2008
One of the major changes to GCSEs are the new controlled assessment procedures. The measures are aimed at helping schools to tackle issues of plagiarism while also safeguarding the concept of ..
September 29, 2008
The fourth grader had a slightly bloody nose. Tears ran down a dirty face with blood on his sleeve. Not allowing his peers to hear his cry, he muffled his voice. Another student had run to get a ..
September 14, 2008
School days come and school days go. . . but we wanted to make this one special for the children and their parents. So we, the staff of this little school in a remote corner of India decided to stage .
August 30, 2008
He came in the first day looking scared; he was now in high school and the kids were much bigger than in middle school. “Were they going to beat up on him, take his lunch money and publicly ..
August 18, 2008
Summer is almost over and school will be starting soon in most places around the United States. Due to the current changes in our economic structure here in the U. S. , many of us have had to ..
August 07, 2008
Censorship is alive and well in the textbooks used by American school students; The source of that censorship may not be intuitively obvious. About half of the states in the U. S. are ..
August 06, 2008
Think of a time you were in a situation where you had to be prepared. Take a second. Now think of a situation where preparation wasn't necessary. Take another second. Both require different skill ..
August 02, 2008
Since the tragedy that struck America years ago on September 11th, I have received countless calls and e-mails from therapists, teachers, and parents around the country asking what they can do to ..
July 23, 2008
We all hate it when we go for a job interview and the question gets asked, “What is your Greatest Weakness"? It has to be the worst question we are ever asked because it is a bad question and ..