This week's question-of-the-week is "I am a college student currently in a children's literature class so my question is...How will I get my early elementary students engaged in reading? What strategies can I use to make sure they will fully understand the books we read? How can I ensure that I will create life-long readers?"
Today, Tanya Baker from The National Writing Project discusses implications The Maker Movement has for different content areas, National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau elaborates further on its connect to STEM, and Leslie Texas and Tammy Jones make a connection to Project-Based Learning.
Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager provide explain The Maker Movement in Part One of a two-part series on the topic.
This week's "question-of-the-week" is: "How can schools best embrace the Maker Movement to promote inquiry and learning seven days a week?" Please share your responses in the comments or via email.
In this final post in a three-part series on teaching character, educator and author Lester L. Laminack shares his thoughts, as do many readers. Larry also posts a related chart as "food-for-thought."
Maurice J. Elias, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, Dr. Judith Brough, and Thomas R. Hoerr share their contributions in Part Two of a three-part series on teaching "character" in schools.
Educators David B. Cohen, Jason Flom and Debbie Silver contribute their responses in this first of a multi-part series on the topic of teaching character in schools. Larry also shares some of his own thoughts and concerns.
This week's "question-of-the-week" is: What approach to character can an educator take? Even if one decided to try to teach character, can it be done?
The last in a four-part series on parent engagement. Today's post highlights responses from Darcy Hutchins and Mai Xi Lee, along with many readers' comments.
Today's post features contributions from educators Catherine Compton-Lilly, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, Dr. Judith Brough and Maurice J. Elias commenting on effective parent engagement strategies.