Capturing student learning and growth through competency and portfolio grading

As learning environments become more focused on group work to nurture high-demand skills--like collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving, one of the top concerns is how...
educating the whole child

How and why educators can teach the whole child through social-emotional skill building

We need to educate the whole child, by teaching skills for an effective life, according to educator Trish Shaffer. Social-emotional skills, like awareness of self...

DOE announces grants for Robotics Education Development Program, deadline September 30, 2017

The New Hampshire Department of Education has created a grant program for schools to start a robotics program. Applications must be submitted between September...

Should student voice inform professional development?

Can educators design more meaningful professional development if they allow student voice to drive the conversation? According to professional development facilitator Michelle Blanchet, the...
culture

Starting the school year off by focusing on school culture

In a recent post, Michael Niehoff, an educator, and writer for Getting Smart, shares what he learned by starting the school year off not...

With this innovative strategy, math students focus on learning rather than their grade

Sixth-grade teacher Leah Alcala doesn't use the traditional grading strategy in her math class. Instead of giving grades immediately, she highlights students' mistakes, walks through...

MMSETS offers math contest for Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts students

The Maine Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Talent Search (MMSETS) Program is offering a seven-round Problem Solving Program for students in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.  The...

Public education changes many lives. Hear how it shaped this teacher’s future and aspirations.

In Pursuit of Liberty offers a timely reminder of who we are -- as educators, as citizens, and as the latest generation of Americans tasked...

Understood features webinars on school vouchers, working with IEP teams, and more

Understood, a national organization dedicated to helping children with learning and attention issues and their families, is hosting several free webinars through August. All...
Kids around teachers desk

NH legislators debate full-day kindergarten funding

Since HB 155--the bill that funds full-day kindergarten--was introduced this session, legislators from both chambers have spoken out regarding full-day kindergarten programs. Senator David Watters (D-Dist....