Growing frustrated with classroom chatter? It might be time to reevaluate your approach to classroom conversations.
The reality is that after school programs vary widely in scope, content, and staffing. These variances impact their effectiveness and benefits to students and the communities they serve. After school programs can focus on intervention, remediation, and enrichment.
There is a lot of research available about attributes that positively affect student achievement. Most of the research is centered on educational practices and what works best with our students.
It seems the term Social Emotional Learning or SEL is everywhere these days. For many educators, this is met with a collective sigh of relief. At long last, we are talking about more than just academics and standardized testing when it comes to providing students with a quality education. To others, however, the buzz about SEL may be cause for concern. Is SEL merely a trend? Is it just the flavor of the month that will soon fade away only to be replaced by the next big idea in education?
There is a lot of research available about attributes that positively affect student achievement. Most of the research is centered on educational practices and what works best with our students. But I dare say, students will thrive in an environment that’s positive and uplifting where they feel safe to take risks and voice their opinion.
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None  Children are natural scientists. They are constantly observing the world around them, experimenting with anything they can get their hands on, and asking A LOT of questions. These are attribu...