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  • Statistics on Poverty and Education in the United States

    After spending the beginning of my teaching career in a predominately poverty- stricken area, I would have been so much better off if I would have actually known what these students encountered on a daily basis. What I assumed and what was their reality was, truly, night and day.
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder

    " Every school in America has teachers working for free on a daily basis. Go by any school parking lot early in the morning, late in the afternoon, or even at night or on the weekends, and you will see them...
  • Text Complexity and the Common Core

    The Common Core State Standards brought major shifts to our classrooms- complex texts, reading/writing/speaking grounded in complex text, and content rich nonfiction.With new changes comes the questions...

  • Teaching Mindfulness in the Classroom - What It Is, and Why It Matters

    The juncture that matters most is this ever present juncture that we live in presently. If one wants to truly experience this current juncture, he or she must understand every component of the present...

  • What Does Professional Development Look Like Online?

    As teachers, we are constantly looking to grow professionally, for ourselves, as well as, our students! Professional development is usually a new program coming down from the administration that is highly suggested for teachers to partake in...

  • The Daily Five

    Are you looking for a new way to get your students excited about reading and writing? Are you struggling to get a handle on your literacy block? Are you hoping...

  • Supporting Readers with Common Core State Standards

    Close reading means so much more than rereading a text - it is the careful selection, creation, and organization of a text for a teacher to pass on to their students...

  • Rigorous Reading- Making Complex Texts Accessible

    Anytime something new is implemented, teachers are often times left with thinking that ALL of their instruction, lessons, texts have to be abandoned...

  • Overcoming Sensory Processing Disorders

    Would you like to learn ways to effectively overcome Sensory Processing Disorders? Would you like some new strategies to help children with SPD in the classroom...

  • New Course News!

    Would you like to gain knowledge of successful strategies for positively communicating, with the most challenging parents? Do you want to acquire effective, efficient, and relevant skills that result in...