Though most adults may know the importance of letting children explore, it’s usually the students who struggle with “exploration”. We are living in a world where students get immediate feedback whenever they make decisions, so they’ve come to expect it, and they’re so afraid or failing that they don’t want to take the next step… Continue reading The Importance of Exploration
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, otherwise known as STEAM (or STEM if you're a hardcore believer in the fact that art has no place in this type of learning) is a "buzzword" that is seen and heard a lot lately. All kinds of groups and organizations are raising money for and encouraging schools to spend… Continue reading Cross-Curricular STEAM Challenges
We think it goes without saying, but summer reading is ridiculously important for so many reasons. Kids should be reading EVERY DAY. Since we still run into people who seem to think it's not a big deal if their kids don't read (after all, isn't summer supposed to be a break from school?), we thought… Continue reading Summer Reading
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. As former English teachers, we heard it all the time: "I already read that book." And the response was always the same: "Well, you haven't read it with me." Funny how the child(ren) who had already read that book never made a 100 on any assignment. Now… Continue reading Reading and Reading Levels
Individualized Education Program (IEP) – The Individualized Educational Program (IEP) is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services. Read more about IEP here and here. 504 Plan – A section of the Rehabilitation Act of… Continue reading What is the difference between 504 and IEP Plans?