Category: Education Reform

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Understanding Staff-to-Child Ratios in Preschools and Daycares: Why It’s Crucial for Parents (2023)

This is a simple reference guide of staff-to-child ratios by state. Knowing Your Staff-to-Child Ratios As parents, one of the most significant decisions you’ll make is choosing the right preschool or daycare for your child. This choice not only impacts your child’s daily life but also plays a pivotal role in their early development. Among
A teacher showing a boy how to do an assignment.

5 Ways Loop Learning Enhances Teaching: Tips for Educators

Loop Learning is a FREE LMS designed to help educators incorporate assignments tailored to the needs of their students. Enhance Your Teaching with Loop Learning Are you looking to revolutionize your teaching methodologies and enhance the learning experience for your students? Look no further than Loop Learning, an innovative LMS service designed specifically for educators. I’ve been looking
Full Integration of Special Education

Reducing Barriers: Full Integration of Special Education

What is the least restrictive environment for students with special needs? How do we provide full integration for students? Can provide an equitable education for all students? Let’s discuss. Introduction: Why This is Personal I am an English teacher by trade. I love reading and I love the smell of books (especially old books). But
Literacy and High School Dropout Rates

Literacy and High School Dropout Rates: 9 Ways to Keep Kids in School

Did you know there is a link between literacy and high school dropout rates? Let’s explore this link and ways you can prevent dropping out with reading. Introduction: Literacy and High School Dropout Rates I think about reading a lot, and in a world where technology dominates our lives, the importance of promoting reading cannot
Unlocking the benefits of the Reggio Emilia Method

Unlocking the 7+ Benefits of the Reggio Emilia Method

Today, we will take a deep dive into the Reggio Emilia Method. The Reggio Emilia educational approach is a unique method that focuses on the holistic development of young children’s ideas. What is the Reggio Emilia Method? The Reggio Emilia educational approach is a unique method that focuses on the holistic development of young children.
5 Reasons You Need Timers for the Classroom

5 Essential Reasons to Use Timers for the Classroom

Timers for the classroom are the easiest classroom management strategy. In today’s fast-paced world, effective time management is a skill everyone needs. Why Do We Need Timers For The Classroom? Students who are on the cusp of shaping their future. Timers, though seemingly simple tools, can be game-changers in a classroom environment. From keeping students
How Much Do Kindergarten Teachers Make?

Unveiling Salary Secrets: How Much Do Kindergarten Teachers Make?

In this post, we will answer the question, “How much do kindergarten teachers make?” Does your district/school pay fairly? How Much Do Kindergarten Teachers Make? I taught the four year old class and kindergarten for almost eight years in Japan. When I decided to obtain my credential in America, I considered which route to go
The Power of Language Registers Part II

4 Essential Ways to Harness the Power of Language Registers

In this article, I will offer practical tips for unlocking the power of language registers with children. In part I of “Unlocking The Power of Language Registers” I outlined how students living in certain areas of the United States only operate in the “Casual Register” or the register of casual language. I explained why it
AI Teaching Assistants

6 Benefits of an AI Teaching Assistant in the Classroom: A Comprehensive Guide

As we realize the possibilities of AI, we will start to see it make its way into education. AI Teaching Assistants are on the horizon. With the advent of technology, traditional classroom teaching methods are undergoing a significant transformation. One such change is the integration of AI teacher assistants in the classroom. AI teacher assistants