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What is a Montessori Teacher?

There are many misconceptions about Montessori education. For instance, some think the students are on their own and teach themselves. There is some truth to that, as the method calls on students to work independently and for older students to mentor younger ones. However, the role of a Montessori teacher is critical to the students’ […]

Montessori Classroom Design: Early Education

  Dr. Maria Montessori never “taught in a traditional classroom.” (1) She was Italy’s first female doctor, and her first practice was at the Orthophrenic School, more so an asylum, that housed children who were deemed uneducable. She researched and utilized some of the methods and materials designed by Itard and Seguin, and the results […]

6 School Administration Careers

Effective teachers are essential to the success of a school and its students, but one can make the argument that effective school administrators at all levels — especially principals — are even more critical to a school’s success. But the state of public education in the United States continues to decline. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there was a shortage of 64,000 teachers in primary […]

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: The Impact of School Lunch on Student Performance

By now, it is no mystery that what people eat has an effect on their daily physical and mental health. When people keep themselves well-nourished, they can participate more fully and effectively in a wide variety of activities. Of course, nutrition has an impact on K-12 students as well, from their academic performance to their […]

Can You Beat This Fourth-Grade Financial Literacy Test?

Two-thirds of Americans can’t pass a basic financial literacy test, a number that is increasing. What’s your financial literacy? Find out with our quiz! Budget Keeping Best Practices What method should you use to come up with a budget? Answer: Keeping track of your expenses for a few weeks allows you to figure out where […]

Benefits of Financial Literacy for Kids

Schools are designed to teach skills and subjects to prepare children for college or the working world, such as reading, math, science and more. Elementary and secondary education emphasize broad knowledge, exposing children to a variety of ideas and topics. But there’s one topic that many schools don’t teach America’s students: financial literacy. According to […]

History of Music Education in the United States

In most public schools across the country, music education is an important part of the educational experience. The history of music education in the United States began before the American Revolution and progressed to the prevalence of music education today. Music Education in the Colonies When the Pilgrims and Puritans arrived in Massachusetts, they brought […]

14 Signs of Cyberbullying in the Classroom

One of the biggest trends affecting education across the country is the migration of bullying to digital media, which is commonly referred to as cyberbullying. About 7 percent of students in grades 6-12 experience cyberbullying each year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying is much harder for educators to […]

Music Education Apps in the Classroom

Technology is an incredible tool in the classroom. It can give teachers new and exciting ways to engage students, improve the learning process and make tracking progress easier. So why can’t this same philosophy extend to music? There are more than 80,000 education apps designed just for the iPad alone, and many are designed with […]

How Virtual Learning Is Transforming K-12 Education

Technological advancements have seeped into every corner of society, with education being no exception. For years, the practice of learning via computers and the internet has been mostly linked to higher education. However, K-12 education has become a bigger and bigger part of the virtual learning world. According to Connections Academy, more than 2.7 million […]