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Implementing Successful Decorating Techniques in the Classroom
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Although it’s the end of the year, and most teachers are packing up their classrooms, we thought it’d be helpful to discuss some successful decorating strategies for both traditional and nontraditional learning environments. Although it can be tempting to go all out when putting up decorations for the new school year, research shows that many students are actually more comfortable without that sensory overload. The overabundance of posters and trinkets can be disruptive to learning processes for many kids. read more...
In-School Mental Health Services Benefit Students
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
A recent study analyzing the “Effectiveness of School-Based Mental Health Services for Elementary-Aged Children,” conducted by researchers at Florida International University's Mental Health Interventions and Technology Program, has found that in-school services provided to kids struggling with mental health issues can greatly benefit them. Because many families cannot afford traditional, clinical treatment for their children, having early treatment options available in schools can decrease the number of mentally ill children who go unnoticed and unhelped. read more...
5 Online Resources for Teaching Financial Literacy in the Classroom
PUBLISHED: Friday, April 20, 2018 by Katy McDowall
As students graduate high school and move onto college and/or the workforce, they are soon faced with very adult financial decisions. But are today’s students prepared? According to a recent report, only 24 states “mandate personal finance education, either through a separate class or as part of another course.” read more...
High-Stakes Testing: Is It Inclusive to Special Needs Students?
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Standardized testing has become the norm in recent years, especially in making sure that schools meet the 95% test participation mandate as required by federal law under the Every Student Succeeds Act. But the environments in which these tests are given are less than satisfactory, especially for special needs students. Inclusion efforts in testing often take priority over inclusion in the process of teaching material, which seems counterintuitive and places emphasis on numerical results rather than actual progress. read more...
Should Teachers Allow Students Retakes?
PUBLISHED: Friday, April 13, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Most of us know what it’s like to prepare diligently for an important exam or task, feel confident about it, and then wake up the morning of and proceed to have an off day and perform poorly. That sense of failure can be extremely frustrating for students, because even though they studied and felt sure about the material, certain circumstances prevented them from executing their knowledge onto paper. read more...
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