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The Balanced Approach to Literacy

It is important to use a balanced approach to literacy to effectively teach students to reading. A balanced approach to literacy is the most important strategy in teaching students to read. There are many places to go to find different strategies to a more balanced approach. I think the best p ... ...
Routines

The Importance of Routines in Young Children

Routines are important for every child not only at school but also at home. When children are very young, routines are even more important. They provide your child with a sense of security, predictability, and calmness. Routines that are important to keep in young children include a sleeping, ... ...
Teacher Books

Books for the Teacher's Soul

    As educators, we do a lot of reading. We read stories to students, read stacks of paperwork, and read articles for professional development. So, when do we read just to read? And if by some miracle we have downtime to read why on Earth would we want to read about teaching? Becaus ... ...
Empathy

Developing Empathy - The Value of a Good Book

Research has shown that reading literary fiction, taking in stories that make you think, that challenge you to understand the thoughts and feelings of others, increases your empathy. I doubt that surprises anyone who's reading this blog. If you've worked with children then you know just how ... ...

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Cameras in Special Education Classroom - Texas New Law

Parents with kids that have special needs are always concerned for them, especially when they are in school. A new law has been passed stating that cameras can be installed in special education classrooms.The Texas government recently announced a new law that requires every special education classr ...

Three Things Employers Want

As a Training and Career Consultant, clients often ask me what employers really want.  Many people think there is a secret skill that employers only whisper about behind closed doors.  There is not.  Employers really want three simple things. Technical SkillsTechnical skills are ... ...

Special Education Program for Students a Grand Success

Parents and teachers as well as the government give emphasis to the importance of education. That is why a special education program was created for students; this extended education service program by the Special Education Department catered to about 59 students during the summer. These students p ...

6 Games That are Brilliant for Baby Development

Making noise or weird faces may seem unimportant to you, but your baby will learn loads from these simple games. These are very basic games, which has the potential to boost your baby’s development. Most importantly, they will allow you to spend and create cheerful moments with your little on ... ...

Benefits of Student Publications

I wouldn’t be a good editor and blogger today if I hadn’t been on the staffs of my high school news magazine or their literary and art publications. In the face of more rigorous graduation requirements and budget cuts, I’ve watched those publications struggle to survive. I don&rsq ... ...

Preparing Your Child For The School Experience

Starting school may appear a difficult stage in the life of many children. Many young children are anxious about this new experience, since they have to be with new people instead of being with their families. Parents, then, should help to prepare their children for the first day of school.First of ...

How to Paraphrase a Difficult Text

Paraphrasing is essential when using sources in writing, but it’s challenging when a source uses difficult language. You can still use the source. However, you need to break down the steps for writing an effective paraphrase. The four steps are to look up difficult words, rewrite the passage ... ...