I often joke that one of the ways I realize I am getting older is that when I hear younger people use slang, I cringe. There is probably no greater separator of generational differences than the use of slang. Being able to validate and affirm the current generation's use of slang is a great way to relate and connect with them.
It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? What a bittersweet time this is, looking forward to the summer while feeling a little tug as you say goodbye to the past school year! To help capture the moment, here’s a poem—with due acknowledgements to the extraordinary Margaret Wise Brown.
It is important for students to know a wide variety of words to be successful in reading. But learning new words shouldn’t be about flash cards and rote memorization. We must consider ways to actively engage students to learn new words and manipulate language. Here are 5 activities you can try right away.
Ten weeks out of a school environment can cause students to slide back in their educational growth. Allowing students to relax and be carefree is definitely a necessity but stopping summer slide can be just as important. Here are 7 fun things children can do to prevent summer slide.
Summer is almost here, which means you’ll finally have some time to check a few books off your reading list! Summer is a great time to delve into professional books, learn new strategies and pick up new ideas that you can apply to the coming year. Here are 5 tips to help you with your summer book study!
Stressed and anxious about testing, paperwork, and getting everything done before the end of the year? Your students may be too. Here are a few simple things you and your students can do in the classroom to relieve anxiety and stress, especially during “test-taking season.”