March 2013A recent article that I wanted to share from our school social worker, titled, The Stories That Bind Us, by Bruce Feiler. It is a great article on improving student resiliency and the importance of teaching about family.________________________________________February 2013A recent twitter article that I discovered about developing lifelong learners, written by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D, a developmental psychologist who writes about the roots of positive growth and well-being. Developing the love of learning and the desire to become a lifelong learner is a goal of both educators and parents. Click here for the entire article.Here is an excerpt from the article:
When we think of scholars like Socrates, Einstein, or Aristotle, we are reminded of great learners and their eternal quest for knowledge. But how do we develop that quest in children and teens – the drive that propels them to embrace the practice of learning throughout their lives?I used to believe learning was for the young. If we learned enough in school, we’d be prepared for careers and families. But as I have grown older --- and hopefully wiser --- I know that learning comes with each new day.________________________________________February 2013As we are always searching for ways to improve our children's reading habits and the quality of the reading experience, I found an interesting article titled, "6 Ways to Help Kids Become Quality Readers", by Steve Reifman. When you get the chance, please read and enjoy.
December 2012What is RtI?*
RtI is a school process used to determine if a student is responding to classroom instruction and progressing as expected. In an RtI process, a student who is struggling receives additional instructional support provided by matching instruction to a student’s individual needs through a multi-tier instructional model. Each level, also known as a tier, provides instruction with increased intensity such as smaller groups or instructional time focused on specific areas.
Continue reading article by clicking HEREGreat all-inclusive resource for RTI
A friend forwarded me this N.Y. Times article by Madeline Levine called, "Raising Successful Children." When you get the chance, please read it and let me know your thoughts.
Another interesting article for Parents on Why Educators Should Let Students Fail. The article, from Education Week states, "Students should be allowed to experience failure and rejection, so they can learn resiliency and become more motivated to succeed."