List of states that require homeschoolers to take state assessments

While homeschooling is still considered a parent's right at the federal level, states still have very different requirements for their homeschooled students. This is due to states having the federal mandate to ensure the children that reside there are educated. These two federal laws often clash. How can a state ensure it's students are educated … Continue reading List of states that require homeschoolers to take state assessments

6 Part Time And Flexible Jobs For Teachers To Earn Money

It was slightly depressing to write this article, but unfortunately there is a need for public educators to make extra income. If you happen to fall into that boat, check out these options. This list of jobs is specifically beneficial because these positions do not require years of experience, and are not as highly competitive … Continue reading 6 Part Time And Flexible Jobs For Teachers To Earn Money

8 Pieces Of Data That Parents Miss On greatschools.org (Infographic)

This infographic is a follow up to a recent article published on Enable Teachers titled: This Is What Parents Need To Know About greatschools.org Ratings. After talking with several parents about the article, many said they did not know about the various data that greatschools.org used in their ratings. Additionally, parents did not understand how … Continue reading 8 Pieces Of Data That Parents Miss On greatschools.org (Infographic)

How To Create An Explicit Writing Curriculum or Unit

Explicit writing instruction is hard to come by. Historically, teachers have encouraged students to write and read more to become better writers. That definitely is true, but for a large portion of our young writers, they need more explicit or direct instruction. Telling students how to write is not considered explicit instruction. Explicit instruction is … Continue reading How To Create An Explicit Writing Curriculum or Unit

This Is What Parents Need To Know About greatschools.org Ratings

Great Schools has done a fantastic job providing a user friendly experience for parents to rate their local schools. It's even started integrating with websites like Zillow to help home buyers avoid bad schools. However, can a school's worth be boiled down to just one number? Parents want to know their child's school is going … Continue reading This Is What Parents Need To Know About greatschools.org Ratings

A Quick Guide To Dyslexia (Info Graphic)

Dyslexia. Reading Disabilities. Learning Disability in Reading. Language disability. These names are all used to refer to students with a pronounced reading struggle that cannot be explained by lack of instruction or other cognitive difficulties. That means, by definition, dyslexia is NOT related to mental retardation. A student with dyslexia is just as intelligent as … Continue reading A Quick Guide To Dyslexia (Info Graphic)

5 Math Curriculums Every School And Homeschool Family Should Know

Math has become an ongoing topic for our country. Whether you are a teacher trying to ensure your diverse students will be prepared for state tests, or you are a parent who is trying to work with a struggling child, math can be stressful. There is a current perception that math something you "get" or … Continue reading 5 Math Curriculums Every School And Homeschool Family Should Know

Will The Lack Of Social Education Create Shortened Life Spans?

The Research on Life Expectancy In a Ted Talk given by Susan Pinker last year, she went through research done by Julianne Holt-Lunstand at Brigham Young University. The research looked at a population of diverse middle aged people. After recording their information, she waited seven years and then, in the words of Susan, "went to … Continue reading Will The Lack Of Social Education Create Shortened Life Spans?

10 Fun Ways To Assess Learning (InfoGraphic Included)

Traditional tests can be so boring with regular multiple choice tests. Helping kids show actual learning can help keep teachers' sanity, help foster creativity, and keeps kids engaged. The more students can show what they know with non-traditional testing, the more engaged students will be. Here are a few tips to increase engagement with assessments … Continue reading 10 Fun Ways To Assess Learning (InfoGraphic Included)