Dealing with Bullying in School: Language

Dealing with Bullying in School: Language

Bullying is a common issue that we encounter while teaching. Thus, as teachers, we need to be aware of ideas and  strategies for dealing with bullying in school. One effective approach that can be used  is to teach students about expressing themselves correctly.
Anger is one of the most common responses to being bullied. Here are […]

Technology in School

Technology in School

I recently came across a news article on companies allowing their workers to use their personal laptops and other technology at work. We as teachers too, have reached an age where we need to start thinking about teaching students to use their personal devices for learning. Almost every student has a cellphone, and many high school […]

Dealing with Bullying in School Age Children: Verbal Attacks

Dealing with Bullying in School Age Children: Verbal Attacks

The great majority of bullying in school age children is name-calling, and almost all physical aggression begins with insults.
A classic way of handling this is as below.

Child: Johnny called me a x@z#$%*!
Adult (sounding concerned): Do you believe it?
Child: No!
Adult: Good! I don’t either!
Handling the situation in this method defuses the hurt that the victim […]

Understanding Gifted Education

Understanding Gifted Education

A lot of teachers are unsure on dealing with gifted learners in their classroom. The natural tendency is to assign more work instead of dealing with the child differently, in order to develop a different learning outcome.
“Gifted education” helps the gifted learner squeeze the most out of his learning process. But how exactly do you […]

Leaving a Child Home Alone or What Age to Babysit?

Leaving a Child Home Alone or What Age to Babysit?

Most States do NOT have regulations or laws about when a child is considered old enough to stay home alone or to babysit other children. Some states have guidelines or recommendations.
It is estimated that over 40% of children are left home at some time, though rarely overnight. Following are links to resources […]

What is Child Neglect?

What is Child Neglect?

While physical abuse tends to happen in specific instances or events, neglect tends to be more on-going.
Neglect often leaves no visible scars and therefore is more likely than physical abuse to go undetected. Furthermore, children may grow up believing that their circumstances are a normal way of life and therefore […]

What is Physical Abuse?

What is Physical Abuse?

Each State provides a definition for physical abuse. It is generally defined as “any nonaccidental physical injury to a child,” and can include:
 
Punching, beating, kicking, burning, biting, shaking, throwing, slapping, inappropriate restraint, stabbing, choking, hitting (with a hand, stick, strap, or other object), burning, misuse of medications or other […]

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COURSE INSIDER: Range of Reading Ability
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COURSE INSIDER: Range of Reading Ability
 
The range of reading ability in any given classroom is approximately 2/3 of the students’ chronological age. This means that in a classroom of mostly 15 years old, the range of reading ability, and “inability,” across the class will span 10 years.
In other words, […]

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