Which Online ESL Company Is Best, VIPKID, QKids, SayABC, or DaDa?

Many professionals have been looking into the plethora of online teaching platforms that are popping up. Specifically, the ESL tutoring companies based in China, have been marketing themselves as flexible, easy to teach, and allows remote work. Based on what I learned from a year of applying for remote work, these companies are legitimate ways … Continue reading Which Online ESL Company Is Best, VIPKID, QKids, SayABC, or DaDa?

Does The Book Educated Encourage An Education System Without Standards?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about the book Educated by Tara Westover. Many book clubs have been circulating this fascinating book. What I was most interested to learn about from this book, was how someone with limited preparation was still able to obtain a college education. However, the book revolved around how Tara's view … Continue reading Does The Book Educated Encourage An Education System Without Standards?

The Myth That Parents “Just Reading More” With Struggling Readers And How To Better Practice Reading

Many families have heard or used the advice that if your students is struggling to read, the "best thing you [parents] can do is read more." While students certainly have to read to become better readers, students need specific skills to successfully read a book. Without those skills, trying to read a book is going … Continue reading The Myth That Parents “Just Reading More” With Struggling Readers And How To Better Practice Reading

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