‘Bright Spots’: The “Newcomer” Tool Kit

NEWCOMER TOOL KIT Today the White House announced “Bright Spots” for welcoming and expanding opportunities for Linguistic Integration and Education. The announcement identified a list of resources including the introduction of the Department of Education’s Newcomer Toolkit designed to help schools support immigrants, refugees, and their families with a successful integration process.  This toolkit will … Continue reading ‘Bright Spots’: The “Newcomer” Tool Kit

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20 Humorous “Moments” only Teachers Can Appreciate

  From classrooms to hallways to staff meetings and after school programming, the collection of sometimes magical, sometimes maddening moments makes up the profession we know as “teaching”.  An often misunderstood vocation, Education World celebrates those moments that make the educator's world unique. 1.  When you wonder when exactly YOU became the one in charge... … Continue reading 20 Humorous “Moments” only Teachers Can Appreciate

The Increasing Need For ECE Credentialing

Between 2012 and 2022 there is a projected 30 percent increase in job openings for early educators (USDOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015). That means 184,100 job openings for qualified child care teachers and 76,400 for preschool teachers. But who will fill these critical roles? Spearheaded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and … Continue reading The Increasing Need For ECE Credentialing

Understanding Childhood Trauma

    Childhood trauma occurs more than you think. More than two-thirds of children reported at least 1 traumatic event by age 16.  After a disaster or traumatic event, youth and adolescents may complain about physical aches or pains because they cannot identify what is really bothering them emotionally. When we better understand childhood trauma, impact and … Continue reading Understanding Childhood Trauma