Monthly Archives: August 2011
11.2 million: Number of school-age children (5 to 17) who spoke a language other than English at home in 2009. Continue reading
It’s pretty informative for those of us who work with children, in recognizing that how we perceive things is very different from how our students do. Continue reading
Recent trends provide hope. Teachers are introducing exercise balls for student seating, stand-up tables with swinging foot rests so kids can move while they work, and districts are exploring better and more nutritional school menus—and just like in the article, parents and schools are re-visiting the idea of physical education, recess, and nutrition. Continue reading
Yikes. By my calculations, that means my son should have been in school 4 months ago to be on track. There is no way he can carry a backpack yet.
What tech tools do you use to help you manage your classroom? Continue reading
Both parents and Mayor Bloomberg- YOU ARE MISSING THE BOAT. It seems that the issue that neither of you are addressing is that having the cell phones in schools allows many students access to a learning tool, and a powerful one at that. We have to get creative. We have to get smarter. We have to address technology – and we have to address it about 15 years ago. Continue reading