Scaffolding: Why kids need it!
Reading helps increase knowledge and vocabulary! Dr. Suess said, “the more you read, the more you know you will know”. Scaffolding goes hand in hand with reading.
Breaking Down the Standards
Gone are the days that teachers decided what to teach in their classrooms. Now, we are left with the “How?” Generally, your state provides your standards which are a list of items that must be taught for a particular year. Some states may provide timelines as well as resources. We all have now been introduced to a little thing referred to as “Common Core.” As a first year teacher, it...
Building Bridges: Making Initial Contact with Students' Families
Now that the school year is in full swing, educators must find a way to connect with the families or support systems of the children they serve. Establishing early contact with families promotes a healthy school-community partnership and demonstrates that you are not only concerned with the child’s success this school year, but also value their insight into how to best support their le...