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June 2015 Blog Posts (4)

How to Educate Your Child to Prepare for College?

Preparing for college is a very important goal for parents and their children. Ideally, the work towards this opportunity should begin before your child is in high school. To ensure the success of your child, it’s vital to educate them about college days thoroughly. It’s a well-known fact that college…

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Added by Jim Marshall on June 29, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Conversation Gap?

It is the first day of school.  A kindergarten teacher is calling the names of her students as any other year.  She keeps repeating the name Johnny.  No response.  As she concludes her roster, one child remains nameless.  It is Johnny.  However, he does not know his first name, because everyone at home calls him by his nickname-J-Boy. 

As teachers and principals talk about what is needed to help prepare students better for first grade, the topic of vocabulary and conversation…

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Added by Lenni D. Nedley on June 23, 2015 at 11:25pm — No Comments

How to identify a 21st century school leader

Identifying leaders is easy; once you know what to look for.

Selecting leaders was so much easier thousands of years ago. It was the biggest, strongest and fittest human who was chosen as the leader. Height, muscles and a healthy body are easy to see, so it was easy to…

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Added by Joyce Matthews on June 18, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

The Role Digital Writing Plays in Education

The Internet has changed writing forever.…

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Added by Emily Johnson on June 17, 2015 at 10:44am — No Comments

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WiDA Screener 2.0

I am an ESOL teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, VA.  I work in an Entry Assessment Office and we use the WiDA Screener to identify students who are eligible for ESOL services.  I'm hoping to connect with other teachers who use the WiDA Screener to begin a discussion about its strengths, weaknesses, etc.  Hope to hear back from you!Joe HarrisSee More
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Learning Styles Don't Exist

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