ESSA, Historical Antecedents & the Future of Education

Standardized testing has been a topic of much debate in American education. President George W. Bush passed a controversial law during his administration that made testing more prominent than ever. However, before leaving office, President Obama passed the ESSA Regulations that may make testing procedures a little less strict for students in the United States. … Continue reading ESSA, Historical Antecedents & the Future of Education

Service Learning- How Can Your Students Make a Positive Contribution?

When I was a student, I groaned whenever the phrase "community service" was mentioned. I found it to be bothersome and┬ádidn't understand the purpose of doing it. However, as an adult, I now see how important community service is for our communities. On top of this, it is extremely beneficial for our students. In the … Continue reading Service Learning- How Can Your Students Make a Positive Contribution?

6 Advanced Grammar Rules To Improve Your English Speaking

I recently began writing for Spoken English Practice, a company that provides English language learners with native English speakers. Through online lessons, the native speakers tutor the students and help them practice their speaking skills. In my first post, I discuss 6 grammar skills that can help English language learners with their spoken English. It … Continue reading 6 Advanced Grammar Rules To Improve Your English Speaking

Education’s Role In Nurturing Children In Finland

Over the past several years, the United States' PISA and standardized test scores┬áhave been falling behind the scores of other countries. However, one of the countries that has unexpectedly seen an increase in scores is Finland. What is their secret? The reason why Finland's education has improved so greatly is because they have changed their … Continue reading Education’s Role In Nurturing Children In Finland

Temba Dawn- A Cautionary Note For Teachers and Parents About This Children’s Novel

Introduction Temba Dawn by Alec Lea is a coming of age story about a farmer boy who is given a cow calf on his birthday. He takes care of the calf, which he names Temba Dawn, and through raising Temba, he learns to be responsible and has all kinds of wonderful experiences. However, just as … Continue reading Temba Dawn- A Cautionary Note For Teachers and Parents About This Children’s Novel