Category: School

May 18

Cultural diversity in early education

Preschool is no longer seen simply as a place where children play and have fun with their age-mates. Concerns about the educational attainment of the country’s children have refocused attention on early childhood settings as places where children also get ready for school. For those concerned with the issues presented by an increasingly diverse student …

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Apr 22

Charter school

A charter school is a new public school that is created and managed by a group usually consisting of parents, teachers, and/or community leaders. Also, some for-profit businesses run charter schools. Charters receive funding from the state where they are located, and they are free from many of the regulations governing other schools that are …

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Mar 27

Blackboard bungle

Rebecca, a tiny ponytailed second-grader, sits in class at a Westside gradeschool that is among the best in Los Angeles. She is contemplating her personal journal, the latest classroom rage for teaching kids to read. She toils with a pencil, filling a page with her crooked sentences, then proudly hands the work to me, a …

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Jan 31

Behavior management tips

Behavior Management Tips General Rules Twelve steps teachers can take at the beginning of the year to promote effective classroom management are: Develop a set of written expectations you can live with and enforce. Be consistent. Be consistent. Be consistent. Be patient with yourself and with your students. Make parents your allies. Call early and …

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Dec 15

What children bring to school

Children in the United States are negotiating the transition from home to school at younger ages than was true even a decade ago. Most children’s initial exposure to a school-like setting used to occur when they entered kindergarten or first grade; today, preschool environments are the first exposure. As of 1990, 55 percent of low-income …

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Jun 12

Becoming a kindergarten teacher

Do you want to become a kindergarten teacher? read these steps to find out how … Step 1: Decide if It’s Right for You Being a kindergarten teacher is not for everybody. The job takes dedication, patience and the willingness to manage your young charges. To get a feel for whether kindergarten teaching is right …

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