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  • Flipped Learning, what it is and how to do it
    Flipped Learning, what it is and how to do it
    Definition of Flipped LearningStudents spend a great deal of time inside and outside of the classroom learning through technology, experience and practice. Flipped Learning allows the individual to continue that learning while outside of the...
  • Class participation is essential to learning
    Encouraging all students to participate in class
    It stands to reason that students who participate in class will learn more. The issue faced by teachers is how to encourage all their students to always be prepared to answer questions.In her book How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD,...
  • The greatest profession of all
    Celebrating the greatest profession of all
    March marks the end of Black History Month and the start of Women's History Month. There is perfect harmony between the two events because the greatest women in most American lives have been teachers. In some rare cases, there are children...
  • Eleven things special needs parents wish teachers knew
    Eleven things special needs parents want teachers to know
    1. We want you to help our children reach their potential Even though our children have special needs, we want them to achieve as much as possible in school. We know this may mean extra work for teachers if they have to adapt or differentiate...
  • NCLB, RTTT, CC, Open Court, and Pacing Plans took the fun and creativity away.
    What testing has removed from the classroom:
    The great feeling a teacher experiences when a student’s light goes on when they acquire a skill they struggled with.The pleasure of sitting down on the rug and reading to or having a discussion with the class.The time to review a skill...
  • Bible Study: Genesis chapters 16, 17, and 18
    Bible Study: Genesis chapters 16, 17, and 18
    Follow along as we go over Genesis chapters 16, 17, and 18.Chapter 16:Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the Lord has...
  • The training session
    Types of speeches: The training session
    One of the most common ways professional speakers from Long Beach to Lithuania and beyond is by providing training for organizations, associations and other groups of individuals. In this second article in the "Types of speeches" series,...
  •         Integrated Accelerated Learning activities for teachers, parents and students
    Integrated Accelerated Learning activities for teachers, parents and students
    Integrated Accelerated Learning is fun. We all learn in a different way. However, for most people, the brain remembers best what is learned first and last. This is called primacy and recency. That means the information that is in the middle may go...
  • Community college students grappling with algebra
    Why do teachers teach?
    George Bernard Shaw offered the most damning argument against teachers and the teaching profession. In Man and Superman (1903), the Irish playwright declared: “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.”Comedian Woody Allen clarified...
  • Tiananmen Square on September 30, 2014
    Home school: Are your ready to begin?
    When I first began our homeschooling journey, I took my children out to run some errands with me. I remember walking by a cafe and seeing another family sitting together at a table. The children all sitting quietly while their mother read. I felt...
  • school days
    Why go to school, by Robert Nicoll
    What parent has not been asked at some point, “Mom, why do I have to go to school?” Really, who hasn’t asked this? And, the simple answer is, it’s the law. The inquisitive child may question that law, so the following gives...
  • research
    Should your child be tested for special education, by Robert Nicoll
    Some children show signs that something is different immediately upon birth. Some do not show signs until a few years into academia. The teacher may notice that a child does not understand a subject matter or typically is just not “getting...
  • Two Beaumont school officials
    Texas school district officials headed to prison after $4 million fraud
    Two Texas school district officials are going are going to federal prison for embezzling over $4 million of federal funds intended for student services.Devin Wayne McCraney, 35, and Sharika Baksh Allison, 43, both of Beaumont, were sentenced...
  • Problem Participants
    Train the mind, reason with the voice of experience
    You have a group of 20. As you turn to draw a visual representation of you agenda, a story begins about a mountain traveled in the snow up hill both ways. Tales of how they just don't do things like they used to. You respond with, "that&...
  • Teachers Excel
    The joy of teaching
    In a time when so many teachers are leaving the profession, ourchildren still need the love and professionalism of a great teacher. Teachers do so much more than teach the many students from all walks of life. In these firstweeks of learning,...