What Works in Education? Let’s Do That!

what works in education It’s an exciting day around here because it’s the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Oh boy!

I love this time of year. January 1st means little to me. For those of us who call ourselves educators, the “new year” starts when the school buses start rolling again. Everyone is fresh-faced and full of excitement. For those of us who teach, it’s a chance to reinvent ourselves and our methods once again.

I’m back to full steam with this little blog too- as usual, I have more ideas for you than time. As I sat down over the weekend to gather my thoughts, I filled a page with things I want to share with you; new research, puppet ideas, movement based lessons, arts integration concepts… wowee!

Ultimately though, I kept coming back to a little slogan that popped into my mind and wouldn’t go away.

It’s nothing earth-shattering at all. Ready? [Read more…]

Increasing Comprehension: Bridging the Physical and Mental Domains

Increasing Reading Comprehension I read a fascinating blog post today by Annie Murphy Paul (of the Brilliant Blog) about the power of making stories come alive to strengthen reading comprehension.

It was one of those articles that is SO affirming because it puts data behind an already-held philosophical belief. A quote from Paul’s post: [Read more…]

Source Ideas for Creative Lesson Planning

 

Source Ideas for Creative Lesson Planning Recently a teacher asked me, “Where do you get all your ideas?”

I had to ponder that question because there isn’t a simple answer. I get ideas everywhere!

Here is my Top 8 Inspiration List (not in rank order): [Read more…]

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