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The Importance of Interactive Homework

One aspect for empowering students is to opt for an interactive homework. Interactive homework aims at involving parents in schoolwork and promoting students critical thinking skills. Homework is an interacting opportunity for parents to get more involved in school. It is a way to promote learning, ...

6 Methods for Teaching the Word-Picture Relationship

For young students, learning about the word-picture relationship happens almost naturally without their knowledge. When we show toddlers animal or object books we usually say, “What’s this?” on each page. The toddler then understands that they should say what animal they see on th ...

Sensory Learning in the Classroom

Sensory learning should be just that, an experience for all the senses, not just simple verbal learning. For instance, it is one thing to describe sandpaper to students, but quite another for them to not only hear the description, but to also feel the sandpaper for themselves. A lesson goes a lot f ...

Read Actively to Understand Literature Better

Have you ever read a piece of literature and thought, What on earth was that about? Yes, I’ve thought that, too, and I have a degree in English. The purpose of literature isn’t to confuse readers. However, without knowing how to read actively, or critically, you probably won’t gai ...

Quick and Easy Interactive Bulletin Boards

When most people think of using bulletin boards in the classroom they think of displaying student work, hanging posters, or using that space to pin the 32 items the district say must be prominently displayed in the classroom. Me? I seriously love bulletin boards in the classroom. It’s not eve ...

Be Proactive to Avoid Writer’s Block

I can't remember the last time I had writer's block, and I wrote plenty of papers as an English major. I prefer preventing rather than fighting it. Yes, you can keep your creativity flowing by adjusting your writing habits. Here are four ways I avoid writer's block.Don't Write the P ...