Steps to Create a Chaos-Free Classroom By Alana ManghamLiteracy and Learning Specialist Raise your hand if you have ever felt overwhelmed getting classroom centers or workstation jobs started in your classroom? Kindergarten through Second Grade educators spend countless hours printing, laminating, cutting, and organizing a ton of hands-on … [Read more...] about Implementation of Workstation Jobs
Is Your Curriculum Aligned to the Science of Reading? By Alana Mangham, M.A.Ed. Do you remember when the educational initiative took the United States by storm? Common Core State Standards came about in 2010, and over the next several years, more and more states adopted the English and math standards. Teachers were knee-deep in unwrapping … [Read more...] about Is Your Curriculum Aligned to the Science of Reading?
Falling Through the Cracks is Harder on a Solid Foundation By DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, MA, MAT, MEd, CALT In recent days, the Louisiana Department of Education has found itself on the receiving end of $2 million from the Louisiana legislature, earmarked to combat an ongoing, significantly critical epidemic plaguing our state – early childhood … [Read more...] about Falling Through the Cracks is Harder on a Solid Foundation
Are You Opting Students Out of Learning How to Read? How a commonly used strategy can have negative, long-lasting effects on students. By Alana Mangham Last week, an educator friend reached out to discuss her plans for the upcoming academic year with teacher support structures to put into place since we know students will return with … [Read more...] about Are You Opting Students Out of Learning How to Read?