Studies have found that homework in elementary school does not contribute to academic achievement and has only a modest effect on older students in terms of improving academic performance. This school put that into effect by implementing the following and, six months later, found that students had not fallen behind academically: “1. Read just-right books …
“President’s Day is a great a time to teach about research and the selection process.” Is it relevant, appropriate, does it have detail, is it current, who is the authority, and is there any bias? This article outlines an excellent way to determine fact from fiction.
“Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.” Read article here.
“Do you use letter and number tiles for word work or centers? Here are some that are inexpensive and couldn’t be easier to make!” See craft idea here.
“The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommends that spatial reasoning should be a large focus of pre-K – 8th grade math education.” Read the article here.
TeachThought compiled a list of the 30 best books for teaching empathy in children. How many have you read? Do you have any additional books to share? Read the list here.
Here are some tips to make the speech-to-text technology more user friendly. Have you found anything else to be particularly helpful? Read the full article here.
“When students believe their intelligence can grow and change with effort, they perform better on academic tests. Students from low-income families were less likely to hold a growth mindset than their more affluent peers. However, if a low-income student did have a growth mindset, it worked as a buffer against the negative effects of poverty …
To more easily get to sleep or decompress after a long day, try listening to these songs. Let us know if they work!
“The evidence suggests that what works is not therapy that focuses on the child — such as play therapy — but coaching and training for the parents. That does not mean that the parents were the problem in the first place, it means that the parents have been dealt a particularly difficult assignment, and the …