This morning I volunteered in my daughter’s 3rd grade classroom and also spent a few minutes in my son’s 2nd grade classroom. It was the first chance I’d had to see their classrooms in action. Last year I wrote about how excited I was about the teachers my kids had, and this year, it looks […]
I love the idea of being able to play games to make me smarter. I’ve tried a number of different apps and for a while was completely hooked on Sudoku. My all-time favorite, though, was a game on CD-ROM I bought for my students in the late 90s but that I ended up playing from […]
I’ve used this list of 100 questions as a first-day-of-school activities for many years, with students and also with adults. It’s fun, active and easy to adapt. It can be used in small chunks – a few questions at a time – or all at once, which makes it useful for filling any extra time […]
My kids have the most amazing teachers this year!
Students learn best when they begin at their current point of understanding and are challenged, with support…
Links to study skills, homework help and research resources
Links to websites to both music and art history and fun activities for kids
Links to websites for education and assessment information
There are as many ways to structure flexible grouping as there are teachers and classrooms.
What Makes Grouping Strategies Effective? A Summary of Research Grouping students for instruction has long been a part of our educational system. Most commonly, students are grouped into grade levels by biological age. Grouping by ability has also been a popular method of grouping students, but this type of grouping has become somewhat controversial. Research on ability grouping […]
Whenever I’m in a discussion about what changes are most needed in our educational system, I always end up going back to one particular, much-needed change: Eliminate grade levels based on students’ biological age. Turning five before September 1 does not ensure that a student is ready for kindergarten any more than saying […]