Annie Griffin, principal of Tongue River Elementary School in Ranchester, Wyo., founded Project GIFT to encourage young children in her community to read. The program
Best Practice: Build Background Knowledge
You’re feeling pretty tired right now. You’re reflecting on all the times you think you failed, on all the students you couldn’t reach. You’re wondering
Mongeau, L. (2019, May 14). Sending your boy to preschool is great for your grandson, new research shows. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
Enrolling in high-quality preschool programs can improve outcomes for a student’s siblings and their future children, according to studies from University of Chicago professor James
DeWitt, P. (2019, May 12). How Can Mindfulness Teach Surface, Deep, and Transfer Learning? Retrieved May 15, 2019.
Transfer-level learning is the ultimate goal for any teacher. The idea that we can inspire students to find connections in their learning to their greater
Jones, S. (2019, May 08). Students Increasingly Are Not Reading Over the Summer, Poll Finds. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
As students approach summer vacation, they have a confession to make: While 77 percent agree that summer reading will help them, 20 percent report not
Tatter, G. (2019, May 02). Low-Income Students and a Special Education Mismatch. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
Experts and educators have long documented how students of color are disproportionately sent to special education to their detriment, isolated in classrooms with teachers who
Kaplan, E. (2019, April 12). 6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
Teachers who work with English-language learners offer six tips for meeting the needs of their students in this blog post. They emphasize the importance of
Dyson, T. (2019, April 08). Kids in poorer neighborhoods likely to be less healthy, worse educated. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
A study in Nature Human Behavior found that children who grew up in poor neighborhoods had a higher risk of performing poorly in school, having
Lombardo, C. (2019, March 15). Building Teens Into Strong Readers – By Letting Them Teach. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
High-school students in Washington, D.C., who themselves read below grade level, are improving their skills while tutoring elementary-school students in reading through a nonprofit organization
Ferlazzo, L. (2019, March 05). Response: ‘Tips to Land Your First Teaching Job’. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
What are your suggestions for people applying for their first teaching job?