Benefits of Having a School Restorative Practices Coordinator in Your School

Professional Development (PD) is an incredibly important program in school systems today.  But unfortunately, it can be very difficult to implement in the way it is being introduced and executed in many schools today.  Often, …

Why Schools Need Training in Restorative Practices

Discipline in school settings has been a difficult issue to tackle for many years, usually swinging from one extreme to the other.  Corporal punishment led to leniency and an inability to enforce discipline.  Then zero …

Reading comprehension is a critical skill in all of life–whether in school, at work, in the community, and even in the home.  It is critical to our ability to communicate effectively with others.  Sometimes students …

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Finding the best books for early readers can be quite an undertaking.  Literally thousands of new books are published monthly, and most of them are truly good books.  Thousands more books are being self published …

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This Fall Harvest Pumpkin Coloring Book is sure to be a family favorite!  The pictures will be perfect for framing and displaying throughout the Autumn season.  They are also perfect for school, clubs, youth groups, …

how much homework should a 4th grader have

Some kids love to do homework.  But most do not.  They spend the whole day in school.  They get home hungry, tired of sitting, studying, and being quiet, and ready to go play with the …

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Teachers do so much for their students.  The vast majority of teachers work tirelessly into the night to prepare for an engaging educational experience for our children the next day.  And then the next and …

Lesson planning takes a long time, especially for newer teachers.  And most teachers are already facing a deficit in time.  Sometimes there is a temptation to teach without a lesson plan, especially when teachers have …

How to Grade Student Participation

Student participation is critical in the classroom and literally in every age range.  Teachers  need it to be able to help gauge how well students are grasping the material they are learning.  And students need …

Many teachers love to put true or false questions on tests because they are easier to formulate when making up tests.  Many students prefer them to having to fill in the blank or essay questions, …