As Ohio Goes, So Goes The Nation? An Interview with an EdChoice Parent

Since 1964, no candidate has won the White House without winning Ohio. Ohio is not just a battleground state; it is a bell weather. Therefore, Ohio’s educational policies should be spotlighted as well.  Will Ohio’s voucher programs be promoted as solutions to the problems that plague public education? This recent Thanksgiving holiday brought lumpy mashed [...]

Maintaining an Inclusive School Environment Through Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. -Theodore Roosevelt An inclusive and supportive school climate is an important part of education for teachers, students, administrative staff, and parents. One of the ways that we can maintain a school culture that is inclusive is by ensuring that students have [...]

Chromebook Conundrum: The Pros and Cons of Going Digital

This school year is the first year my school has gone one-to-one with students and electronic devices. During the first week of school, each student was given their own Chromebook to use in school and at home. A lot of exciting changes are happening, as teachers transition their classrooms from paper and pen to completely [...]

Teachers Talk about RTI: The Educator’s Room Survey Results

RTI - Response to Intervention - has made its way to the top of the list of most commonly used education acronyms.  Since changes to policy language in the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), the Response to Intervention framework has emerged as the favored way to identify students with learning disabilities.  After a decade [...]

Class Meetings: A Strategy to Deal With Disruptions to Your Classroom Aura

The school year is off to a great start. You’ve spent the first few weeks building relationships with your students and creating communities where students can share and feel safe enough to be themselves. Your students are learning about you and your teaching style, while you are learning about their individual learning styles. Everything is [...]

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