Research has suggested that the best teaching takes into consideration children’s general developmental, cognitive, and social characteristics. In addition,effective literacy curriculum includes the integration of children’s interests, cultures, families, and the communities in which they live.
Providing safe and beneficial habitat for wrens assures many years of joyful birdwatching. This article covers how to successfully attract and keep wrens in the landscape.
In this article, I cover the work I did to rainscape; working the landscape to direct rainwater, at Grace Community Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
When people take the time to remove tree limbs from young trees, they promote the future health and beauty of their trees. This article explores a variety of reasons for removing tree limbs.
This article covers instruction in teaching intermediate-grade elementary children how to be proficient in applying the English language arts.
This article covers teaching the meanings of words or vocabulary to students in grades 4 to 6 within a content literacy program.
Teaching poetry with elementary students can be fun, easy, and very rewarding.
In order for students to be successful in today's work environment, it's crucial that they develop and build teamwork skills and attitudes which can begin in the primary grades.
One of the best reading fluency strategies to implement in the elementary classroom is Poetry for Multiple Voices. This strategy involves literacy collaboration among small groups.
Research has suggested that elementary students who are not reading within certain parameters of reading speed, accuracy, and expression, experience compromised understanding of text.
Color and language diversity receive a lot of attention in our schools today, but there are other forms of diversity that deserve teachers’ acknowledgment.
As elementary teachers close their classroom doors with their students inside, they experience this false sense of autonomy that speaks to them within their deep inner voice.
Teachers are expected to love all their students; however, some are easier to love than others. Difficult students require a teacher to make an attitude adjustment.
Teachers have one of the most unusual careers in that they are perpetually in front of their audience, i.e., students, for their entire eight hour shift.