Still the Write Stuff: Why We Must Continue Teaching Handwriting

Aug 23, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Some argue that teaching handwriting skills is less important than teaching keyboarding skills. However, studies show that learning handwriting skills changes patterns in the brain. Read more.

The Need for Physically Active Learning

Jul 7, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Have you heard of “physically active learning”?  Find out how this new model integrating physical activity into classroom lessons can improve cognitive skills.

Tapping the Source: Finding and Using the Innate Student Passion for Learning

Jun 16, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Looking for a way to harness innate student passion to create an optimal learning experience? Try these tips from thought-leader Mark Prensky!

AMPing Up Our Teaching to Increase Intrinsic Student Motivation

May 24, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Learn some surprising truths about what really motivates people, and get tips for increasing student motivation in the classroom.

Inspiring Students to Dream, Learn and Grow

May 10, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
The engaged student is the key to unlocking a world of inspiration and wonder. But what exactly isstudent engagement, and how can we motivate students to discover the wonders of learning on their own?

Opening the Classroom Through Online Collaboration: 21st Century Learning Environments

Mar 29, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Read real-life stories of online collaboration in our classrooms and find resources that can help you create a 21 stcentury learning environment.

Teaching Creativity in the Classroom

Mar 1, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Teaching creativity in the classroom is a great way for educators to help students break out of established patterns on thinking. Find out how teaching creativity can help students become more effective learners.  

Ok, so you made a mistake. But look what you learned!

Jan 26, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Making mistakes is an important part of learning.  How can we create a classroom culture that encourages students to view mistakes as learning opportunities?

Beating Bullying for Better Learning

Dec 16, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Beating bullying and keeping our schools safe for all students can dramatically impact the lives and quality of education for students.

A Sluggish Economy’s Drag on a Generation’s Ability to Perform and Achieve

Dec 2, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
The effects of the challenged economy could negatively affect young children’s ability to achieve for years to come.