Student Learning

May
15

Engaging and Extending Meaningful Student Dialog in the Classroom

Research has shown that engaging students in academic discourse plays a key role in student learning, and to better engage students in this type of talk. Often, classroom talk is centered on the teacher presenting information, the teacher asking quick answer questions, and students answering those questions. When we think about learning classrooms we want […]

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Apr
28

The Soft Skills That Children Can Learn Through Travel

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer A study by Google last year revealed that soft skills are the most important factor in the workplace, rather than academic or vocational qualifications. This is where exploring the world outside the classroom can benefit children’s learning. Just as play can equip kids with invaluable life skills, travel can help […]

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Apr
17

Does Project-Based Learning Increase Student Learning?
What Does Research Say?

The purpose of PBL is to develop what cognitive scientists call “usable knowledge. This means knowledge that is not just recalled when needed for a test or an in class response but rather, knowledge that once learned, can be used in daily life and in solving problems the individual encounters in the real world. This [...]
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Mar
25

Using Six Successful Scaffolding Strategies

What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? It would be saying to students something like, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.” Yikes — no safety net, no parachute, no scaffolding — just left blowing in the wind. Let’s start by agreeing […]

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Mar
11

Engage Your Child’s Learning Through Reading Strategies

One positive way to keep your child's attention focused on learning is to help in making the process fun. Using physical motion in studying, connecting dry facts to interesting trivia, or inventing silly songs that make details easier to remember can help your child enjoy learning and even reduce the symptoms of disengagement with learning. [...]
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Mar
05

What Factors Help Students with Attention Deficits?

Let’s look now at some of the important factors that help students with attention deficits find success in the classroom. Working with students with attention deficits can be challenging for both student and teacher unless the teacher understands the critical factors that students need to be successful in school. Some important teacher factors include: Teacher […]

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Nov
27

Creating Student Innovators In Our Schools

When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation’s economic future – the capacity for innovation. Here are few questions to consider as you reflect on the status of our current educational systems and how they need to […]

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Sep
18

Press Release: Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) and EvaluWise Announce Partnership

Providing Schools and Teachers with Personalized Professional Development based on Specific Skills Identified Through Teacher Evaluations Sep. 17, 2018 / PRZen / MIAMI & JOLIET, Ill. — Vista Learning, NFP’s EvaluWise®, the nation’s leading provider of easy-to-use Teacher Evaluation cloud-based software for public, private and parochial schools, and Teach n Kids Learn, Inc. (TKL) a cutting-edge provider of highly-effective online […]

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Jul
30

Language Arts Activities Which Will Gain Parent Support for Student Learning

How can we help parents in supporting their child to develop better skills when it comes to the higher demands for reading and writing? This is a question that many teachers struggle with every year in our schools. The focus of this blog post is to provide a few printable resources (see table below) and a […]

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Jul
19

Math Activities Which Will Gain Parent Support for Student Learning

How can we help parents in supporting their child to develop better skills when it comes to the higher demands for learning mathematics? This is a question that many teachers struggle with every year in our schools. The focus of this blog post is to provide a few printable resources (see table below) and a few […]

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