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Getting Parents on the Same Page of Student Absenteeism
posted by: Cindy Omlin | August 30, 2016, 04:19 pm   

Whether it's due to illness, avoiding school bullies, dealing with challenges at home, or a host of other reasons students miss class, the fact remains that school absences can be incredibly disruptive to the learning process.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Corporal Punishment in Today's Schools
posted by: Cindy Omlin | August 29, 2016, 01:48 pm   

This month EdWeek published an article that brought light to the lesser known facts about corporal punishment. Check out these six key highlights that teachers should be aware of:

Let's Talk About School Safety
posted by: Alana | June 21, 2016, 05:18 pm   

Educators fill a critical role when it comes to providing a sense of safety and security to our nation's most vulnerable segment of the population...our children. The dust hasn't yet settled in Orlando and many students are asking questions trying to piece together rationale for why the world can be such a scary, unpredictable place.

Student Teaching: The Cooperating Teacher Series
posted by: Alana | June 15, 2016, 07:49 pm   

Guest post by Ann Weber


Have you ever hosted or thought about hosting a student teacher in your classroom? It’s a big responsibility to be a cooperating teacher and definitely not a role to be taken lightly! Recall your own student-teaching days and the importance of your own cooperating teacher. Many of you grew abundantly under the tutelage of your mentor while others of you survived despite the limited guidance. What makes the difference in the effectiveness of a cooperating teacher?


16 Writing Apps for Students & Teachers
posted by: Alana | June 10, 2016, 10:46 am   


Writing is an essential skill all students should develop regardless of the professions they aspire to pursue. One day, some of your students will be trying to write the best dissertation, and some of them may even depend on writing skills for their paycheck. Whatever path they choose, they will inevitably come across a writing task. That’s why you need to pay close attention to their writingskills, regardless of their current writing level.


Teaching students how to write can be problematic for students that hate writing, so you’ll have to find a way to make this skill attractive to them.


Here are 16 tablet and smartphone apps that will help you do just that…


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