How can we balance structured and unstructured summer play? Summer play includes opportunities for your child to play independently, socially, and guided. Children benefit from summer play and we can help them think about what play might look, sound, and feel like.
The long awaited summer break is just around the corner, and while we are all looking forward to the fun summer months ahead, we might also start thinking about how we can encourage our students to continue reading during summer to prevent learning loss. You’ve spent...
All students deserve intentional, effective, engaging learning experiences, but students with special needs require it. By implementing the strategies of ALM, teachers can better prepare to meet the needs of all of their students, but most importantly, those of their special learners.
Incorporating academic dialogue into a mathematics classroom is easy if you start small and build your understanding of the processes as you go. The Conditions for Thinking and Learning provide a framework for expectations.
Mathematics is a crucial subject that serves as a foundation for many concepts, processes and skills that all students will need in their lives. The challenges faced by today’s educators when teaching elementary mathematics can have a profound impact on student learning and future success. In this blog post, I will explore some of the current challenges in teaching elementary mathematics and discuss potential solutions.
One step toward making change can be to incorporate a literacy-based planning tool that equips teachers with building coherent learning experiences through a daily learning sequence that integrates purposeful literacy practices in support of clear learning objectives.
How might we use data to proactively design instruction that intentionally supports how students learn? How DO students learn? Well, literacy is the answer to that question. Literacy is how we all learn. Therefore, we should be very intentional in designing instruction that ensures we are attending to the learning needs of our students.