Hello Gene, It's great to hear from you, a fellow Wisconsinite! I enjoy living in the Milwaukee area as well. I grew up near Brookfield, so I'm familiar with the surroundings of Waukesha and East Troy. Sounds like you've built strong memories from there and Asia. Teaching abroad has crossed my mind...more than once. I might have to follow through with that idea for a few years. Look forward to sharing experiences and ideas with you. Have a good one!
I think all educators can agree that we want our students to become better self-regulated learners. However, this is a daunting task for teachers. I've spent a great deal of time trying to teach my grade 6 students various self-regulation skills such as planning, goal-setting, self-monitoring, time management, self-control, and reflection, but in past years it hasn't quite "taken" the way I hoped it would. I talk about how important this skills are until I'm blue in the face and I usually get…See More
School boards and individual teachers are seeking out new ways to improve and maintain their own learning process. Teachers with a passion for their career are routinely discovering innovative ways to brush up on skills, and to develop new methods for delivering information. Teachers know that children have a huge capacity for retaining knowledge, and that every child has their own unique way of grasping the information delivered in the classroom. A childhood educator is an expert in childhood…See More