The No Child Left Behind Act was set up and put into effect in 2001. The Act calls for all educational gaps to be filled. This article looks at the history of this program and how it changed education, the pros and cons of the program, standardized testing and costs, and finally, other options.
Teaching Methods, Tools & Strategies
Teachers juggle myriad responsibilities every day. They are charged with managing a classroom and creating a calm, positive and respectful environment where each student feels safe and appreciated. They often have mainstreamed students in the classroom representing a variety of special needs. They must continuously evaluate a student’s mastery of core subjects, preparing students for assessment exams, which often reflect directly on the performance and funding of the school. Amid all this, they must find ways to reach and motivate each student, trying different teaching methodologies as needs arise. It’s a lot to manage.
At BrightHubEducation.com, fellow teachers and education professionals share their teaching methods, tools, and strategies for creating a learning environment that meets the educational goals of each student, while juggling the responsibilities of evaluating and assessing grade level testing.
In our previous article we looked at self-theory and it’s progression in early childhood. In this article we will look at how empathy and perspective taking is developed through the early childhood years.
Is standardized testing taking actual “teaching time” out of the classroom? There has been much debate as to whether or not students should partake in standardized tests. Is the pressure of tests such as the SAT just too much for these students?
The key to starting the year school year off right is to establish solid classroom routines and procedures for everything you expect your students to do. When starting the classroom management system by establishing the procedures you expect, the year is sure to be a rewarding one!
The classical revolution is trying to grab us with promises of greatness, claiming a “different” approach to education and a system that has been effective for over the last 2,000 years. In reality though, how does this play out? Is it the real deal, or simply a lot of hype to get us to shell out?
Teachers who have an extraordinarily shy child in their class may want to take a closer look at the child’s behavior, as he or she may have symptoms of a child anxiety disorder called Selective Mutism or SM for short. Certain teaching strategies can be employed after SM is diagnosed.
Instead of complaining about everything that goes wrong the first few weeks of school, do something about it.
Instead of complaining about all the things that go wrong during the first few weeks of teaching school, do something about it.
Keeping students on task is a challenge teachers face daily. If students know that they are expected to begin meaningful work the minute they enter class, this challenge becomes easier to manage. Read about an easy way to make sure that not one minute of your instructional time is wasted.
In previous articles we have been learning about the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale as well as the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. Here we can take a look at the overall comparison as well as why New York City has changed from Stanford Binet to OLSAT for the Gifted and Talented Tests.
In our last article we looked at what the Otis-Lennon School Abilities test was and how to get it. In this article we will loko at a critical review of the Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test, which is better known as the OLSAT.
In this day and age of increasing diversity in the classroom, there are many ways to include cultural exploration activities that will enhance learning in any content area. Here are a few steps you can take as an educator to let your students know that differences are celebrated and appreciated.
What does every substitute teacher need? His or her very own educational toolkit. A substitute teacher is constantly on call and needs to be prepared for whatever is thrown his or her way. Read on for tips on building your very own toolkit!
In this series, we look at Intelligence Tests including Stanford-Binet and OLSAT. In the first two articles, we reviewed what the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale was, how to get it, and critical reviews. In this article we review the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test and how to get it.
Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale is an intelligence test which measures cognitive abilities among children and adults. It has gone through many changes through the years. Here we will look at factors including disadvantages, advantages, reliability and comparisons to other intelligence tests
Stanford Binet Scale & OLSAT are exams which measure intelligence. There is debate as to which test is more reliable & valid. Here we will look at the comparison of the two tests.
Chemistry teachers have an interesting mix of responsibilities. Besides planning, teaching and grading, we also have that pesky laboratory component. Preparing chemicals, cleaning up the lab, it all takes time. Learn a few ways you can improve your time management in classroom instruction.