By Sue Gruber
Changing grade levels can be a huge challenge. There’s no doubt about it—change is hard. Even if you are the one who initiated the change, it can be stressful….
By Dorothy Rich
With so much current pressure about teacher accountability, it’s vital for teachers to ask ourselves: What can we really be accountable for?
By James Wayne
Around the globe and all through history, there’s a prompt of interest to everyone!
By Robert Rose
Would you hire a person to educate the students in your town if he told you 20% would fail or be below average and another 60% would be average?
By Guy Weaver
Today’s world is inundated with technology. Students of this generation zip and zoom through the World Wide Web. They have embraced a new era, The Digital Age. Students of this …
By Barbara Pressman
Advice for Substitute Teachers:
How can I avoid “busy work”?
Please help me find a way to avoid being a “baby sitter”!
By Jean Domanski
If you sense that your students dislike writing book reports, but you believe that a comprehension exercise is beneficial, there are several routes you can take. One is the story …
By PR Guruprasad
As many national governments focus on Child Friendly School policies, this article addresses two issues: How can we tell whether a school is child friendly or not? If it is …
By Dr. Marvin Marshall
The Raise Responsibility System is so easy to implement. This article is a positive example of the benefits of implementing the Discipline Without Stress program…
By Todd R. Nelson
Dip your toes in the current of languor and drifting—the current of creativity and imagination.
The public school systems of this country have become gradually, inevitably poorer because those who should be responsible in the front- lines of education have, without a whimper, surrendered that responsibility to those in ever more remote camps: the teacher denies his/her responsibility, saying that the principal is the problem; the principal denies his/hers, pointing to the superintendent; the superintendent points to the school board; the school board to the state agency, and the state agency protests helplessness, pointing to federal mandates. Finally no PERSON holds himself or herself accountable and we all stand around wringing our hands, while responsibility and authority for our schools are increasingly delivered without protest or question – and in the name of “respect for the law” – apparently into the hands of a sub-committee of clowns, yawning dyspeptic clerks in the backwaters of the U.S. Education Agency.
By Rick Morris
The Bonus Box is a simple classroom activity for encouraging your students to face the challenge of mathematics during their spare time. The puzzles presented–sounds better than problems presented, doesn’t it?–are such that they can be completed in less than ten minutes. By allowing your students the opportunity to focus on just a single aspect of math for a brief period of time, you will encourage them to master critical math skills in a manageable way.
By Leah Davies, M.Ed.
Transitions for some students result in academic difficulties, social/emotional problems, decline in self-concept, poor motivation, decreased attendance, and increased dropout rates. Since schools are charged with helping children become well-adjusted citizens, school personnel have an important role in assisting students’ adaptation to change…
By Josette Bonafino
I’m about to plan my first educational trip but am concerned about getting stuck with the wrong company. Do you have any selection tips?
By Marjan Glavac
Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and co-author of “How To Thrive And Survive In Your Classroom”, presents The Busy Educator’s Monthly Five — five websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know.
By Tim Newlin
Sometimes brain-teasers can help determine a person’s profession. The ability to crack codes and secret messages or to program encryption of data is needed more and more these days….
By Alan Haskvitz
The middle school years are very interesting in that students are making that difficult transition into adulthood while still being confined and confused by their minds and bodies. These easily distracted students are all the more difficult to reach because their brains are allegedly going through a brain spurt and they are also dealing with the onslaught of puberty….
By Bill Page
Teachers have been successful in school, sufficiently successful to have graduated from college. But students who struggle, are not successful, and who fail will have a different perspective and …