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I read Diane Ravitch’s book Death and Life of the Great American School System, which piqued my curiosity to learn more about the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. In this fabulous book that I highly recommend, Diane Ravitch makes the case that investing in the development of one ... Read More
Reading comprehension doesn’t just occur overnight; a multitude of factors contribute to a student becoming an engaged and active reader; one who understands what he/she is reading. Becoming a good reader begins during infancy when a parent talks to his or her child. Strong oral language is the most basic ... Read More
To iPad, or not to iPad, that is the question: While some educators believe that these recent developments in technology act as distractions or take students further from social interaction, I disagree. Using technology is an effective way to engage students and presents another medium for learning. Isn’t the purpose ... Read More
Although people tend to usually think of “math” and “writing” as opposites, the two can actually go hand in hand. Writing can truly enhance a student’s grasp on mathematical concepts. Math journals are an effective way for students to strengthen their conceptual understanding and mathematical thinking skills. In my own ... Read More
Wordly Wise is a wonderful vocabulary development program, but it lacks a heart. Think of it as the Tin Man of vocabulary building. The program has a list of about 15-17 words per lesson and then five different activities that test and strengthen the students' ability to use the words ... Read More