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Posted 5 years 1 month ago to Mathematics

A short web search only and you will find many utterances like the followings: “Learning the "multiplication tables" is one of the first traumas that children usually face when learning arithmetic.” “The dread rite of passage all children face: the multiplication tables.” “Parents often remark that their children experience difficulty retaining their math... continue reading

Posted 5 years 1 month ago to Standardized Testing

by Stephen T. McClard - Superiored.com In November of 1919, five defendants were convicted of violating the Espionage Act of 1917.  As America was in the thick of a military campaign with Germany, these five men dropped anti-war leaflets out the window of a building in New York.  They were charged with disseminating words and ideas that were considered unlawful to write, speak or... continue reading

Posted 5 years 1 month ago to Character Education

Stephen T. McClard - Superiored.com “Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out; a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment.  Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated.  Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”  Victor Frankl Everyone, no matter their lot in life, will... continue reading

Posted 5 years 1 month ago to Reading

by Stephen T. McClard - Superiored.com For the last few years, there has been a movement in education away from traditional subjects to a more interdisciplinary approach.  The basic idea is to apply more than one discipline simultaneously.  There is no doubt that cross-curricular approaches to education can be very effective when properly applied.  When our local school district... continue reading

Posted 5 years 1 month ago to Classroom Management

Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Education Article 1 by Stephen T. McClard You may be reading the title of this article and wondering what neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) has to do with education. You may even be asking yourself what it is. Yet others who are reading this article know exactly what NLP is all about. If you have even a vague notion of what NLP represents, then sit back... continue reading

Posted 5 years 1 month ago to School Improvement

by Stephen T. McClard - Superiored.com   Thinking of what education might look like in the next decade, one quickly realizes that the trends in technology are leaving a large number of our students behind. We no longer live in an age of visible movement when it comes to progress and innovation. Today is an age of exponential change. New and ever-improving technologies are popping up every... continue reading

Posted 5 years 1 month ago to Classroom Management

by Stephen T. McClard - Superiored.com   When you think of shame, what comes to your mind?  How about guilt?  Many people associate shame and guilt as one emotion, but in reality they are very different.  By definition, guilt is the "I have done someting bad" emotion.  By contrast, shame is the "I am bad" emotion.  As you continue reading,... continue reading

Posted 5 years 1 month ago to Essays on Teaching

The Education Establishment wants us to believe that American students are burdened by having too much knowledge, and the solution is to teach them more skills.Isn’t the premise silly? Many American students can’t find Japan on a map. Anyway, this battle will be unfolding for years and maybe decades. This battle will probably get tangled up with the debate over so-called National... continue reading

Posted 5 years 1 month ago to School Improvement

       “For 31 years I have stood in front of a classroom and looked into children’s faces. From that perspective I see what they sometimes fail to see – potential. A lot of students don’t see their own potential because they are blinded by their faults. The greatest role of a teacher is to reflect back to students the light you see in their eyes.... continue reading

Posted 5 years 1 month ago to Oral Language

     Debating current issues is a great way to develop a student’s critical thinking skills and maximize student participation in the classroom.  Successful debates involve the selection of audience centered topics.  In preparation for the debates students utilize research from library databases and the internet.  On the day of the debate students... continue reading

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