Ways to tell if a publisher can be trusted

10 Ways to Spot a Fly-By-Night Publisher

School district leaders have a lot on their shoulders. Their decisions affect so many members of a community – parents, faculty, teachers, and most importantly, children. Choosing a proper curriculum that will support your established vision and help carry out your mission is critical. You can’t afford to risk your students’ education with a ‘fly-by-night’…

Teacher tip: teach summer school outside.

Tips for Teaching Elementary Summer School

Teaching summer school can be stressful. You have less flexibility and preparation time, and students are counting on you to help them master the standards before school starts. Here are eight tips to make your upcoming summer school successful for you and your students. Stop Calling It Summer School No child likes going to “school”…

students excited about science

The Role of Free-Choice Learning in Science Education

School administrators constantly look for ways to increase student understanding of science, but many face roadblocks when trying the usual methods. Children perceive traditional methods as an obligation: “I have to” rather than “I want to.” Free-choice learning is an emerging approach to education aimed at understanding science through a lifelong curiosity lens. It offers…

Fostering Effective Communication Between Teachers and Administration

Fostering Effective Communication Between Teachers and Administration

Anyone who has played a game of telephone knows effective communication is crucial to an organization’s success. According to a study by Economic Intelligence Unit, poor communication resulted in: added stress (52% of the cases) failure to complete projects (44% of the cases) low staff morale – (31% of the cases) barrier to innovation (20%…