How Special Education Teachers Can Advocate for Students

On October 20, 2017 the Education Department, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, released a listed of 72 documents related to special education that were to be rescinded. The initial announcement framed the move as one that should relieve “unnecessary regulatory burdens.” Upon further inspection, though, most of those documents had expired, been replaced recently, or been overturned by new laws and policies. Unfortunately, that truth didn’t mend the growing rift between special education and disability advocates and the Education Department.

7 In-Class Activities to Improve Concentration in Children

Today, the attention spans of students is decreasing due to the amount of time they spend online or using a technology device like a tablet or a smartphone. The culprit is not the device itself, rather what kids learn from using this device.

The Three Things You MUST Know to Pass the PRAXIS CORE

Passing the PRAXIS CORE can seem like a daunting task - but once you know what to study, the test becomes a lot less scary and a lot more fun. Wait… the PRAXIS CORE can be fun? Of course! We’d like to think all learning is fun - we want to be teachers, remember?!

3 Most Exciting Higher Education Learning Trends for 2018

With technology degrees proliferating at unprecedented rates and the education sector taking more and more cues from the technologically inclined in their midst, chasing learning trends in higher education into the next year is going to lead any inquisitive mind down a path that involves computer science education in ways that just haven't been seen before. Even courses that focus on non-science topics have seen an uptick in combining traditional teaching methods with emerging blended media techniques.

A New Take on Financial Literacy

Think back to the useful skills that you learned as a child. Was managing your finances one of them? If you're like most Americans, the answer is probably no. Instead of growing up and learning how to manage money, avoid debt, and live free of financial worry, Americans have a fairly dismal financial outlook.

A Bulletin Board that Empowers Students to Help Each Other

One of the best pieces of advice I got as a young teacher was never do something for a student that they can do for themselves. This is not to say that we teachers shouldn’t be courteous and respectful – go ahead and hold a door or pick up a dropped pencil - but when it comes to things like classroom procedures, reading directions, or working with content, students should be the ones putting in the effort.