Our nation expects teachers to pump out socially and academically competent students each year. Not only do they expect these standards, but they expect teachers to do it with minimal resources and income. Then when teachers fail to meet our expectations, parents and policy makers become angry at the teachers. However, because teachers are not … Continue reading Parents Need To Inspect More and Expect Less From Education
After much research on kindergarten and how it effects future success, this post answers the age old question: If my child has a summer or fall birthday, can I (or should I) send them to kindergarten the year they are turning 5?
Finland has become famous for their play based learning for kindergarten aged children. This has turned heads because academically, Finland always ranks high on their test performance. And since the United States continues to place high importance on eradicating poverty through our education system, and simultaneously working to ensure our future workforce is the best in the world, the US is searching for the best methods of teaching our students.
I was chatting with a group of friends about kindergarten recently, and realized that there's been a lot of hype around how kindergarten should be run. Should we be teaching reading in kindergarten? How long should young children be at school? Are private schools with more play time better for development? Has full day kindergarten … Continue reading This Is What 16 Research Articles Say About Literacy, Kindergarten, And Entrance Times
Tutoring can be a fantastic way to bring in extra income, or earn money with a flexible schedule. Even though remote tutoring for English as a second language (or ESL) has become a giant job market (read more about which is best here), there are plenty of companies who provide means for general tutoring to … Continue reading Which Is Best To Work For: Tutor.com or Varsity Tutors?
Every year teachers try to make fresh goals... keeping them tends to be the tricky part. These 15 might be on your list this year too!
I know there's a million of these posts floating around. However, I have yet to find one that really boils down to the most wanted ideas. I also don't typically post every week, but the count down to Christmas is winding down! Monetary Gifts Every year teachers across the United States have to figure out … Continue reading The Ultimate Teacher Gift List
Chinese based ESL Companies are huge. They are an easy way to make extra money in your own home. There are several large companies, and most of them own one or two smaller sister companies. In my previous article entitled, "Which Online ESL Company Is Best, VIPKID, QKids, SayABC, or DaDa?," I reviewed and ranked … Continue reading How Does The ESL Company 51Talk Compare To DaDa, QKids, VIPKID, and SayABC?
If you have been reading some of my educational research, you may have noticed a short pause in new material. A new addition to our family created a shortage of time! However, after a 6 week maternity break, I am ready to get back in the saddle... the writing and research saddle, that is. Moving … Continue reading Similarities Between Parenting And Teaching: The Reward Is Worth It