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

The Communication Gap – Part II

Poor communication has a negative impact on all teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Not only does it impact a student’s academic achievements and behaviors in class, but it can lead to a divide between the adults and set an ‘us … Read More

The Communication Gap

Pursuing a career in the field of education means spending an incredible amount of time working with other people’s kids. Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, or staff member, your job is literally to care for kids as if they’re your … Read More

The Challenges Teachers Face

If you think teaching is easy, you clearly haven’t spent the day in a K-12 classroom in a very long time. When many of us were young enough to be students ourselves, the classroom environment was very different than it … Read More

The Challenges Teachers Face – Part II

Just like with any profession, teaching comes with its own set of challenges that you can’t understand unless you experience them yourself. While many people think they know what it’s like to be a teacher, because we went to school, … Read More