Thoughts on Reteaching

As we enter the holidays, many administrators and teachers are also reflecting on how the year has gone and what they might do differently in January. Teachers have been busy examining practice test results and considering how and what to reteach. However, far too many teachers begin reteaching using standard review techniques. Often teachers go
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Getting the Down Dog into Schools: Yoga in the Classroom

What is Yoga? Originated in ancient India, Yoga typically means ‘union’ between the mind, body and spirit. It involves the practice of physical postures and poses. As the name suggests, the ultimate aim of practicing yoga is to create a balance between the body and the mind. In order to accomplish it, the practice makes
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Putting Wow! in your Classroom: Teaching as a Performing Art

Many of the great teachers ‘“ from Socrates to the Ron Clark’s of recent years ‘“ have known how to capture and keep an audience.  They have either led with their wisdom or . . . with gimmicks that have worked. While students sat at Socrates’ feet for hours of dialogue, Ron Clark has (and
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Co-Teaching with Technology

Dr. Mason, the Executive Director of CEI, is researching integrating technology and co-teaching as another way of helping students attain the education they deserve. Please read her article below to learn more about this innovative teaching style. Co-Teaching with Technology: The Power of ‘3’ One of the most effective techniques for improving student achievement, if
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District Implements Co-Teaching

Click here to read the article associated with this blog-post. Journal Times, Wisconsin- Schools in Racine, Wis., are using co-teaching to implement the district’s move toward inclusion classrooms for students with and without disabilities. The approach, which has a special educator splitting time between two classrooms to be on hand for core subject lessons, is
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Providing Experiences

In yoga we are taught that experience is essential. The benefits of doing yoga far exceed the gains that occur from merely reading about yoga. Rather the practitioner stretches, breathes, meditates, relaxes, practices and perfects. It is a journey that must involve doing. As a yoga teacher I have learned to provide my yoga students with experiences.  I want
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Differentiating Instruction Checklist

Today’s classrooms are becoming more diverse in that teachers now have students of all different abilities and learning patterns. Many classrooms contain students representing multiple cultures, and have students with a wide range of exceptionalities and accommodations. Therefore, as educators, it is our responsibility to find ways to help each individual student be successful in
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Using Smart Phones to Teach Math

A research base d approach (Project K-Nect) in North Carolina that has resulted in improvement in Algebra scores. While students are issued smartphones, the text and voice capabilities are modified so students are able to use the phones only text for specific purposes.   They are able to instant-message anyone participating in Project K-Nect, including students at other schools. Some students have
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