Category: Educator Resources

Information and resources for educators.

Teacher wellness

Teacher Wellness: Health Challenges Faced by Teachers and 8 Bonus Self-Care Tips

Teacher wellness: We polled 426 teachers and asked them what illnesses they experienced because of their work. These are the most common issues. What is a Teacher Wellness Check? A teacher wellness check is a check-in with fellow teachers. Recently, I conducted a teacher wellness check. I asked a simple question, “What ailments have you
PBL in the classroom.

10 Reasons Why PBL with English and History Make the Best Combination

It seems obvious that PBL using ELA and History would work well together, but how do you start? I’ve got tips for you! Introduction One of the best ways to engage students is with Project-Based Learning (PBL). Recently, I read a post about a teacher who was switching her entire class to strictly project-based learning.
Reading habits in the United States

Exploring Reading Habits Across Demographics: A Data-Driven Analysis

In order to understand the current reading crisis in America, we will take a deep dive into the reading habits across demographics. In doing this, we will consider age, gender, and ethnicity. Then we will consider things we can do to increase readership. Reading Habits Across Demographics in America I’ve taught in many environments and
Books for 6 year olds to read independently.

Top 25 Best Books for 6-Year-Olds to Read Independently

Are you trying to help your child learn to read independently? These are the best books for 6-year-olds to read by themselves. Nurturing Young Readers with the Best Books for 6-year-olds In this article, we’ll delve into a selection of the best books for 6-year-olds to read independently. This isn’t just a list of “best
Best books for 4-year-olds

Best Books for 4-Year-Olds: Explore Pre-Reading Skills in 2024

Choosing the best books for 4-year-olds is important for literacy development. Books that focus on phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and narrative skills, as well as those that are interactive, play a critical role in this development. Best Books for 4-Year-Olds: Nurturing Pre-Reading Skills At the age of 4, children are at a critical stage in theirĀ pre-readingĀ development.
Trends in Literacy - From 1992- Present

Unveiling the Latest Trends in Literacy from 1992 to Today

I spent the last month looking over data to find the latest trends in literacy and reading. Here are the main takeaways. Trends in Literacy and Reading Trends in Literacy are constantly evolving. Should we allow kids to learn to read from phonics? Sight words? The Science of Reading? Additionally, literacy trends are shaped by
The State of Literacy in Educational Systems

The State of Literacy in Educational Systems: A Comprehensive Analysis

This is a comprehensive analysis of the state of literacy in educational systems. It aims to shed light on the factors influencing literacy rates among school-age children and emphasize the importance of proficient reading skills in early education. Why is it Important to Discuss Literacy? Literacy is a fundamental skill that plays a crucial role in educational
Reading to Toddlers Develops Their Brains

Reading to Toddlers Develops Their Brains But It Does Much More, Too!

Reading to toddlers develops their brains. We know that, but it also does much more. Why is it Important to Read to Toddlers? Reading to toddlers and babies plays a vital role in their early cognitive and language development. The significance of reading to infants cannot be overstated, as it has a profound impact on
How to Overcome a Reading Slump - 5 Tips From Your Teacher

How to Overcome a Reading Slump – 5 Tips From Your Teacher

Sometimes we get stuck in a rut. Here are 5 tips to help you overcome your reading slump, plus some suggested reading. What causes a reading slump? There are many reasons people experience a reading slump. Sometimes we have too much to read and reading feels overwhelming. Sometimes the reading is too hard and we