A Superpower Hidden in Plain Sight

Joan S. Reed

How can educators ensure that emerging bilingual students are well served in their schools, and how can we as educators foster linguistic diversity as an asset rather than as a problem? Who Are Emergent Bilinguals?As of fall 2018, 10.2% of public school students in the US were identified as English […]

April 12th Is The “International Day of Human Space Flight” – Here Are Teaching & Learning Resources

Joan S. Reed

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24 New Words Invented by Teenagers

Joan S. Reed

After enjoying each word, students may take on another challenge: Choose one of them and try it out in a sentence, then post your sentence to our comments section. Better yet, try using it in your next conversation. Winner Rohana Khattak, Islamabad, Pakistan oblivionaire (noun) A billionaire who chooses to […]

The implications of school choice in the United States

Joan S. Reed

By Frank Adamson, Assistant Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University, Sacramento and author of a background paper for the 2021/2 GEM Report The title of the 2021/2 GEM Report, Who chooses? Who loses? invokes the notion of ‘school choice’, a term encapsulating Milton Friedman’s market-based […]

Truth For Teachers – 18 ways to differentiate instruction

Joan S. Reed

The “normal” classroom is not one where every 8-year-old is meeting 8-year-old developmental markers, or where every 15 year old has the same reading level. This is reality. When you have an infant, you’re looking for signs that they’re developing normally at the appropriate, expected pace. You’re watching for the […]

The Issues Facing Post-Pandemic Early Years Pupils

Joan S. Reed

Lynn How Lynn has been teaching for 20 years, during which time she has been an Assistant Head, Lead Mentor for ITT and SENCO. She loves to write and has her own blog: www.positiveyoungmind.com. She has also just taken up the position of editor of Teacher Toolkit…. Read more about […]

At Home Awesome Chemistry Experiments – Moosmosis

Joan S. Reed

Chemical reactions happen around us all the time. These reactions occur when we cook or bake and even in our bodies, like when we breathe. Everyday objects are able to react and cause incredible reactions. Here are some easy science experiments you can create using things you can find around […]