Crisis Communication Teams in Schools

The possibility of having new businesses move to town to provide more jobs is linked to the success of public schools. Simply put, the crisis commu ... read more

Why Do Some Students Misbehave in Class?

In some classrooms, his posture, his tone of voice, his engagement, and rapport with the teacher are almost exemplary while his behavior is the opp ... read more

Coach With H.E.A.R.T.: A Coaching Philosophy That Builds Relationships

When instructional coaches are initially entrusted with the responsibility of supporting the needs of teachers through a teacher-centered, student- ... read more

Parental Engagement Versus Parental Involvement - What's the Big Difference?

A young dad rushed in to pay his son's tuition for the week. I looked up his billing records and said, "Your fiancé came in earlier and has already ... read more

Expanded Learning

Every time that I work with teachers and students I walk away with so many ideas buzzing in my head. Observation and engagement are excellent ways ... read more

How Using Signs in Schools Can Help Make Them Safer

For schools, safety is and should be a top priority. Parents trust teachers and staff to take care of their children during the day and ensure that ... read more

Are You Thinking About Becoming a Teacher?

Having retired from public education after about 35 years in the classroom, I encountered withdrawal and so returned as a volunteer, guest presente ... read more

Key Elements of a Good School

We have to send our children to school; it is the law. However, what happens to our children when they attend school is a concern for many parents. ... read more

It Is Time for Schools to Get to Business

Our schools today have a laundry list of skills they must teach, and standardized tests students must pass, but underneath these testable items lay ... read more

Preschool Children and What They Can Learn

Preschool children begin at age three and ends at age four. Two-year olds are not part of this status mainly because of their long-term universal n ... read more

Starting and Finishing Large High School Examinations

Large scale formal examinations are part and parcel of large high schools. The administration team wants them run in as short a period of time as p ... read more

Industrial North Versus Agrarian South

We have now come to the beginning of one of America's bloodiest of all wars - Our American Civil War. The war did not just appear out of thin air b ... read more

Preparation of Students in High School for Assessment Tasks

One of the issues facing heads of subject departments in large schools is the claim by parents and students that some classes were advantaged by th ... read more

Contract and Relief Teachers and Their Responsibilities, Some Advice for the Head of Department

Relief and contract teachers often come into a school which is completely new to them in every respect. So, as head of department, it was my respon ... read more

Room Organisation - Some Guidelines for the Young Teacher

The way you organise your room (where the boards, screens, desks, your table are) can go a long way to setting up an environment for learning and g ... read more