21st Century Learning: Preparing Students Today

Aug 28, 2012 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
In today’s schools, is keeping up with technology enough?  What other demands is the 21st century placing on learners, and how can we prepare our students to meet them?

Introverted Students in the Classroom: Nurturing Their Hidden Strengths

Aug 21, 2012 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Academic ability is only one factor determining a student’s ability to succeed in the classroom. Find out how temperament factors in, such as whether the learner is an introvert or extrovert.

Reading to Learn: Meeting the Challenge of Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Jul 19, 2012 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Data shows that about two thirds of third grade students are reading one or more levels below proficiency.  Many states have passed legislation to improve third grade reading proficiency, but how can educators help their students accelerate their acquisition of the reading skills needed to meet academic expectations?

Using Stories to Teach: How Narrative Structure Helps Students Learn

Jun 14, 2012 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

Stories are fun to listen to, but did you know they also help students learn?  The human brain has a natural affinity for narrative structure, using the elements of story to organize information.  Should you hone your storytelling skills?

The Dropout Crisis: Key Messages From The Trenches

Apr 26, 2012 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
There are many factors that contribute to the high school dropout crisis. From the influence of friends to a narrow perception of “success”, Michael Krasny, host of a locally produced public radio talk show, discusses the complexities surrounding this national issue.

5 Reasons Why Your Students Should Write Every Day

Feb 23, 2012 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

Did you know that writing helps students remember recently learned material? Learn about a variety of ways that having students writing every day can help both students and teachers in the classroom.

The Making of a 21st Century Educator: 5 Ways to be a Better Teacher in Today’s Classroom

Dec 6, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Do you consider yourself a 21 stcentury educator? Here are 5 ways to be a better teacher in the 21 stcentury classroom.

6 Steps to Help Students Ask Better Questions

Nov 29, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

How often do we teach students how to formulate good, in-depth questions? Use these 6 steps to help boost your students’ ability to ask better questions and drive their own learning.

Creating Safe Learning Environments: How Classroom Management Influences Student Performance

Nov 15, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Bullies and intimidating teachers can impair classroom learning. Find out how creating safe learning environments can boost student engagement and help students learn better.

Using Fiction Writing Activities to Develop Creative Thinking in the Classroom

Sep 29, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Are your students gifted creative thinkers?  Get practical tips for using fiction writing in the classroom to break habitual thought patterns and develop students’ creativity.