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Every Child

Happy spring! It has been a long winter season but as winter turns into spring, I hope every educator develops a renewed determination to create spacing where every child is … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Once and For all: What is Blended Learning?

Why is the blended learning model so impactful to the learning process for children? It gives teachers multiple teaching options to use during classroom instruction. tlb     Source 

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

I discovered a post on Edutopia today that I absolutely had to share within the principalaim community. How many times have you had to defend the merits of “good” assessments? While … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Understanding the Learning Process

  Please remember that when children “learn too soon using a form other than the one they need” there can be grave damage to a child’s long-term academic and social emotional … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer Planning: 3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners

Like you, I strive to provide differentiated instruction for all of my students. When asked how to plan for diverse learners, my best advice to new and aspiring teachers is … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Dark Side of the ADHD Gender Gap

For years, we’ve speculated and worried about the number of boys diagnosed with ADHD. A 2002 study by a team of professors of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, led … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making STEM Accessible for Every Child

A New Way to Think About STEM Non-traditional students are being challenged in a program that connects academics with real world opportunities. P-Tech is a Brooklyn based-school program “whose mission … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning “Upside Down” | Edutopia

The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning “Upside Down” | Edutopia. There is a growing debate among educators about the merits of “flipped” learning. What does flipped learning mean? “Flipped learning occurs … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Math Aptitude: Fact or Fiction

Math aptitude I cannot tell you how many conversations I’ve had over the years with parents who have told me that their child isn’t capable of doing math because he … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Classic Literature for Children

Starting with the Classics If you are searching for good literature for very young children then take a look at BabyLit and Cozy Classics. Early childhood educators have always loved and used … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment