Have you ever been in a room with people coughing and sneezing, wondering if you were going to get sick? It seems inevitable when germs are flying all over the place, but somehow you were able to escape. A day or two passes, and you are fine. Your friends, however, were not so lucky. How … Continue reading Did Your Child Miss the Reading Bug?
“Take a picture walk through the book.” “Get your mouth ready.” “Look at the first sound.” “Think of a word.” “Does it look right?” “Does it make sense?” These are just some of the cues that young children learning to read are actually taught. Even reading specialists using a popular and very expensive first … Continue reading Errors Take a “TOLL” on Reading
High failure rate prompts review by Regents to “recalibrate” and lower the passing score on the teacher licensing exam. Isn’t this what teachers do when they mark on a “curve” and essentially lower the bar to have more passing students? What exactly is required on the new test that is so difficult? Let’s begin with … Continue reading Teaching to the Video Test