Getting Ready for Summer – Part III

In this article, we’ll focus on the learning loss that takes place for high school-aged students. We’ll look at how teachers and parents can work together to prepare these students for the next school year and graduation. Learning loss studies … Read More

Getting Ready for Summer – Part II

In this article, we’ll explore the ways that teachers and parents can prepare middle school-aged children for continued learning over the summer as they get ready to move to middle school. Similar to elementary school students, a lot of time … Read More

Getting Ready for Summer – Part I

School is winding down for the year.  The one thing that many educators and administrators are thinking is how do we prepare kids for continued learning over the summer.   Losing valuable learning during summer months is real so the more … Read More

Educational Models – Part III

Many argue that the educational model in the United States no longer works for the majority of students.  Experts in the educational field often refer to it as a factory-like model, claiming that it’s designed to churn out students who … Read More

Educational Models – Part II

The educational model of the U.S. hasn’t changed much since state-sponsored public education became more prevalent in the 19th century. The origins of the Department of Education date back to 1867, but the official U.S. Department of Education as it … Read More

Educational Models – Part I

Educational models are the foundation from which all learning takes place. While educational models vary from country to country, there’s one thing they all have in common. The commonality is they dictate how teachers teach and students learn. An educational … Read More

Social and Emotional Learning – Part III – Adoption

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a well-known, and often studied, theory within the educational field. Government agencies mandate it. Administrators, teachers, and staff train on it. And educational research is conducted on it every year. So much focus has … Read More

Social and Emotional Learning – Part II – Does It Fit the Current Educational Model?

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is ubiquitous in the modern classroom. From early elementary students imagining themselves as an animal, creating an artistic representation of their new identity, and sharing it in class, to high school students writing an essay … Read More

Social & Emotional Learning – Part I – What Is It?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) has been a hot topic in education since the mid-1990s, when experts in various fields developed the theory to better prepare students for school and life. Since then, school districts around the country have worked … Read More

The Communication Gap – Part III

The communication gap that exists between parents and teachers is a topic that’s often discussed among educational professionals. There is also a communication gap between students and teachers. Students are still learning critical communication and social skills they need to … Read More