What Changes Can We Expect from Betsy DeVos, the New Secretary of Education?

Changes We Can Expect from Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education Since she has only been in the position for three months, it’s not completely clear as to what changes we can expect from Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education. Let’s take a look, though, at some of the biggest concerns that people have surrounding her appointment. Aimed at … Read More

The Top World Languages Spoken in the USA and Globally

The Top World Languages Spoken in the USA and Globally For many of us, finding out what the top world languages spoken in the USA and globally are is so interesting! First, let’s take a look at the ones that take front and center stage in the States. Not surprisingly, the MLA Language website indicates that English is spoken by … Read More

Parents as School Partners

Schools should consider adopting this statement “parents as school partners,” as their motto, because these four words say so much. It’s tough to consider how parents and schools could not go hand-in-hand with one another. However, because kids and families come in all shapes, colors and sizes, it’s inevitable that some are going to get lost in the shuffle. What … Read More

Top 10 Hashtags in Education

Top 10 Hashtags in Education Whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, these top 10 hashtags in education can provide you with tremendously helpful information. In essence, they are terrific resource to help you have important conversations and learn new things in the field of education. Let’s take a look at what they’re about. The Teach Thought website lists these … Read More

Teacher Preparation for Social and Emotional Issues in the Classroom

Teacher Preparation for Social and Emotional Issues in the Classroom Effective teacher preparation for social and emotional (SEL) issues in the classroom, based on the research that only continues to gain steam in this country, is extremely important. The article “Teacher Prep Slow to Embrace Social-Emotional Learning,” however, that recently came out in Education Week, states that many educators feel … Read More

Applying Scaffolding in Programs with English Language Learners

Applying Scaffolding in Programs with English Language Learners There are a couple of scaffolding techniques that work particularly well when applying scaffolding in programs with English Language Learners (ELLs). Though ELL students benefit from effective teaching like all learners do, they need it to be even more so as they’re working on achieving both their content area learning and English … Read More

Five Reasons to Teach Children a Second Language

Five Reasons to Teach Children a Second Language There are innumerable benefits to teaching kids a foreign language, but for the purposes of this article, let’s just take a look at the top five reasons to teach children a second language. So the first and most obvious is how advantageous it is to know another language when traveling, for career … Read More

The Connection Between School Dropouts and Incarceration

The Connection Between School Dropouts and Incarceration The connection between school dropouts and incarceration is a costly proposition for Americans. The figures don’t lie. Let’s take a look. In a detailed report written about in the NY Times, approximately one in 10 male dropouts is either in juvenile hall or jail. The Center for Labor Market Studies states in the … Read More

Creating a Home/School Connection with Hispanics

Creating a Home/School Connection with Hispanics For all kinds of valid reasons, creating a home/school connection with Hispanics may seem challenging at first, but once the process begins, it’s often not half as difficult as first thought. Let’s look at how schools can build a great connection with Hispanics. The answer could lie in a storybook. Family literacy studies indicate … Read More

Using Scaffolding as a Tool in the Educational Process

Using Scaffolding as a Tool in the Educational Process Using scaffolding as a tool in the educational process refers to various techniques implemented to guide students toward better understanding, and ultimately, more independence in learning a certain objective. More specifically, scaffolding is when a teacher provides step-by-step levels of support that assists students in achieving a high level of comprehension … Read More