Primary Sources

Authentic instruction is key to any real learning.  The students have to be involved and engaged, and for that to happen, they have to see the learning as relevant to their lives (right now, not sometime in the unforeseen future).  My fifth-grader asked me a couple of weeks ago why she had to learn how

Connecting with Parents

We all know that involved parents=better students.  The term “better” is relative to the situation, of course, but I don’t think anyone can argue against communicating with parents regarding their child’s education.  Technology makes it quicker and easier to keep parents up to date on classroom happenings.  Here are some ways to connect with parents