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Tactile Letter Sound Practice: Mess...

Tactile foam letters are the perfect way to practice letter recognition and letter sounds as well as making words for centers, guided reading, and Daily 5!

foam letters for learningAs an intervention teacher, I spend a lot of time with my kindergartens and even early first graders on letter recognition and letter sounds. Once students have a firm grasp of letter...

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Adding this One Line to Your Lesson...

At a recent meeting of instructional supervisors, I urged them to add one, simple line to a newly revised lesson plan template required for use by teacher candidates at the university.

It read:

What accommodations will you make for students identified as gifted and have an EP (educational plan)?

I asked colleagues to include this on the lesson plan template under the section of “accommodations” for students.

Before I made this request, the section...

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The Global Search For Education: The...

“Giving children meaningful, quality, free play opportunities in this period of exponential brain growth is the best, most cost-effective way to prepare them with the skills required to live in our modern society.” — Marcus Veerman 

The research that’s been done on the importance of play is...

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Passing State Teacher Certification...

In Florida, passing teacher certification exams—or more accurately, not passing-has become somewhat of a crisis.  According to news reports, some 1,000 teachers were fired this summer after failing to pass sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE). State legislators are examining the tests after a revision of the exam led to increased failure rates. It appears teachers in other states are also struggling. In North Carolina, nearly 2,400 teachers failed to pass the math...

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The Supreme Court Begins its New...

Oyez, Oyez...The Supreme Court begins its new session the first Monday of October. Used by the Supreme Court Marshall to call the Supreme Court to order, the word OYEZ means “Hear Ye”. The word originates from the Latin word which means “to hear”. The Supreme Court hears a number of cases each year in which questions to the...

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Helping Teacher Candidates Manage...

Becoming a teacher can be as stressful or even more stressful than serving in the actual job.

Teacher candidates must complete rigorous coursework, and if enrolled in a clinical program, must also spend time in the classroom as interns. This adds another layer of pressure as they balance assignments and projects along with being formally observed in classroom settings. Not to mention, developmentally, many teacher candidates are at an age where they are just entering adulthood,...

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The Global Search For Education: A...

“In places like Malawi where we have a large number of learners, while inadequate teachers and resources, it helps a lot to let some children be taken care of by a digital teacher.”  – Saili Mwale

How can poor children in developing countries acquire reading, writing, and counting skills when there are...

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The Global Search for Education: Are We...

“If we are talking primary school, AI is probably moving too fast currently for it to make sense to try to integrate specific hot new ideas into the curriculum.  But providing a broader base of computer science education and some opportunity to try programming sounds like a good idea.” — Nick Bostrom 

In nearly...

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