Leadership and Administration

Anger Management: Five Tips for Keeping Playground Peace

By The Editorial Team August 20, 2013

When it comes to anger management, playground personnel need highly developed skills to keep the kids under their supervision safe and happy. If you regularly supervise a rowdy bunch of children all running off their built-up steam, read on to find some tips for educators that will help you make recess the best possible experience… Read More

For countless educators and school districts, incorporating the technology utilized in the classroom into the Common Core State Standards is proving to be a challenging task. New technologies continue to play an ever-broadening role in enhancing reading, writing, listening, speaking and language use among students and, as technology changes, students must be capable of adapting… Read More

5 Ways Online Teachers Can Create Engaged Class Discussions

By The Editorial Team May 13, 2013

One of the most challenging tasks that online teachers face today is creating an engaging environment that encourages student participation. An effective lesson plan incorporates online class discussions that complement the course objectives and targets skill development. Designing pedagogy for engagement An ideal discussion assignment includes a thought-provoking problem or issue, sufficient time for students… Read More

It is quite natural for a student teacher to be a little anxious the first time he or she steps into a real classroom. All of the teacher education courses, lectures and controlled classroom scenarios that were designed to give a student the skills to become a teacher have been completed. What was mastered to… Read More

Creating an efficient and effective digital classroom requires online teachers to develop exceptional communication skills. Twenty-first century teachers need all the skills required to develop lessons plans for traditional classroom instruction, and they must be able to apply them to digital teaching environments. Education delivery is evolving. As the evolution progresses, the overriding challenge for… Read More

Three Tips for Elementary Leadership Activities

By The SHARE Team March 14, 2013

Elementary leadership activities in the classroom assist students to develop skills necessary as they prepare for junior high and high school. Laying the foundation for developing leadership skills involves critical thinking and exploring solutions to problems that sidetrack team projects and other group activities. Here are three tips on activities that can be used to… Read More

Before science provided the evidence needed to confirm its importance, health education was recognized as being a vital part of every K-12 curriculum. Educators have always understood, for example, that physically healthy and active students were better able to learn. The key to any effective school health curriculum has to be a high degree of… Read More

6 Quotes for Teacher Mentors

By The Editorial Team

Teacher mentor quotes can inspire experienced educators and new teachers alike. Because teaching ranks among the most rewarding, challenging, and (at times) heartrending careers available, a mentor system can make all the difference in the success of a classroom, a teaching environment, or even an entire school. Here are six quotes for teacher mentors that… Read More

Parent questionnaires and school surveys are one of the best ways for educational institutions to obtain information from their communities. This information can then be used to make improvements or to make decisions about school-related concerns. School administrators should send out at least one questionnaire about their institution every year, but should also make sure… Read More

Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence Theory Explained

By The Editorial Team February 27, 2013

With regard to emotional intelligence, Daniel Goldman was not the first to articulate the concept. However, in the double role of psychologist and journalist, Goleman made the elements of emotional intelligence accessible to broad segments of society. His best-selling books — beginning with “Emotional Intelligence”(1995) — have already changed how some businesses interact with clients… Read More

All learning is dependent upon the brain, but the brain does not function alone. Brain-based learning is built upon the principle that all learning is physiological, relying on all facets and functions of the physical and neurological processes, including emotion, memory, and sensory experience. Designing a school for brain-based learning means creating spaces that address… Read More

A commonly missed step in improving a school-wide academic intervention system is to carefully consider the categories of students who need intervention. There are roughly three categories of students needing academic intervention: Academically high-need but motivated Academically capable but not motivated Academically high-need and not motivated Additionally, a student in any category may not have… Read More

Weeks or months of study in a classroom generally culminate in a summative assessment. This refers to a test that evaluates a student’s comprehension of the material covered thus far. While other measures, such as homework and quizzes, cover potential or progress made, the essence of a summative assessment is more black and white —… Read More

How to Set Up a Peer Tutoring Program in Your High School

By The Editorial Team February 24, 2013

Peer tutoring is a useful way to help improve student grades and encourage a classroom to continue working hard. When planning to set up a program in a high school, it is important to recognize the different components that make tutoring successful and ensure that the program incorporates the elements. Discuss tutoring with appropriate school… Read More

While exact definitions vary, “executive functioning” or “EF” generally refers to the cognitive ability a person has to engage in problem-solving and goal-oriented behaviors. EF can embody any or all of the following: the ability to identify a problem, develop a solution, create a plan, the ability to execute the plan, a good attention span,… Read More