The goal of this Blog is to inspire our readers by sharing news about teaching and learning at every level from preK through college and beyond. Welcome to My Learning Springboard!
Why the Need for Enrichment Education?
Enrichment education is for everyone! Enrichment education is a self-directed means for learners of all ages to explore curiosities, hobbies, or new skills. Enrichment education is lifelong learning; it’s learning for the sake of learning. Why? Because it’s fun! Do you ever think about learning to paint, play the guitar, ... Read More
How to Make the Most of Internships
From 2006-2011, I worked in Human Resources for a Fortune 500 media company focused on Talent Development and Strategic Recruitment. One of my primary responsibilities was managing the summer internship program. From beginning to end, the summer internship program is a full year effort and includes dozens of executives. Recruiting started in ... Read More
Behaviors of Successful Students in Language Arts and Mathematics
The Common Core State Standards outline behaviors of successful students in Language Arts and Mathematics. My Learning Springboard teachers share this vision and gear their teaching to achieve these desired behaviors when leveraging any one program or methodology. Teaching is an art, and skillful teachers know how to adjust their ... Read More
An Elementary Class Reunion Feels Like Extended Family
What a great weekend! I traveled to Chevy Chase, Maryland for the Somerset Elementary Class of 2004 reunion. It was so much fun to see my former students and families and to hear all about their college plans. We reminisced about our class experiences from our Community Beatnik Poetry Café ... Read More
Tutoring Progressively with an Eye on National Standards
We hear a lot about different types of schools, math programs, reading programs, and so on. All of this information can feel overwhelming. Parents feel a lot of pressure to make the “right” decisions. What I’ve come to learn is that there isn’t one right decision. There are lots of ... Read More