Here's the big question for special education: Is it legal to have students and teachers quarantined and not provide special education services? Well, technically no. The IEP team signed a legal contract that said, a specific person will provide specific services, in a specific place, and during a specified time. However, legal precedent shows us … Continue reading How To Legally Protect Yourself and District From Special Education Litigation During Social Distancing and Quarantine
Although Proclaimed “Dead” By Betsy Devos, Here’s Why The Common Core Lives On
I have been asked why I am still publishing goal banks based on the Common Core Curriculum and I am going to answer that question. Plus, I am going to give you a good idea of where the common core curriculum is at today. To be quite frank, although they were proclaimed "dead" by Betsy … Continue reading Although Proclaimed “Dead” By Betsy Devos, Here’s Why The Common Core Lives On
10 Best Dollar Tree Classroom Tools For Teachers On A Budget
Teaching a dynamic and interesting lesson takes tools. And buying tools takes money. And guess what? Teachers do not really have a lot of money. Luckily we do have access to the Dollar Tree. I have compiled the 10 best Dollar Tree finds that @dollartreeclassrooms found on their Instagram page! If you like what you see here, you should definitely follow them for more awesome ideas!
TakeLessons vs. Musika
Both websites connect students with teachers and provide a safe way to pay for services. So which should you choose? Let's break down each of their features to determine which is best: TakeLessons vs. Musika.
Is The Homework 911 for Kids Course From No Guilt Mom Worth Buying?
Recently I came across a homework course from the No Guilt Mom called Homework 911 for Kids. I thought it was definitely worth taking a look at. As a teacher, I know how hard the homework struggle can be. But is this course actually going to change how your family does Homework? Is Homework 911 for Kids worth buying?
Parents Need To Inspect More and Expect Less From Education
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
Should The United States Adopt Finland’s Play Based Kindergarten Method?
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.
Which Is Best To Work For: Tutor.com or Varsity Tutors?
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?
15 Most Common Teacher New Year Resolutions That Fizzle Out Before February
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!