Ten Ways to Enhance Your English Vocabulary

Spread the love You can enhance your vocabulary in several ways. Before you choose a way to do so, you should know your goal. For example, you can increase your vocabulary by reading books, but this method is of no use if you are preparing for a test that is going to take place next … Read more

17 Strategies to Help Students Appropriately Respond to Classroom Signals

Spread the love Are you looking for strategies to help students appropriately respond to classroom signals? If so, keep reading. 1. Pair their environmental signals to the learner’s capacity and ability to respond (e.g., visual signals are used for students who cannot hear, symbols or auditory signals are used for students who cannot read, etc.). … Read more

7 Novels That Encourage Young Adults to Discuss Racial Issues

Spread the love Educators can prepare students to counter xenophobia, bigotry, or racism. They can use literature as a means to start a conversation about racism. Stories enable the students to look at things from fictional characters’ viewpoints and develop empathy towards them. Here are some award-winning novels for young adults that can facilitate discussions … Read more

23 Ways to Help Students Remain in Their Assigned Areas

Spread the love Are you looking for ways to help students remember to remain in their assigned areas? If so, keep reading. 1. Make sure the learner knows where they are required to be at all times. 2. Make the learner remain in designated areas for short periods. As the learner shows success, slowly increase … Read more

The Edvocate’s Guide to Cut-Off Scores

Spread the love A cut-off score is the lowest possible score on an exam or another form of assessment that a learner must earn to either “pass” or be considered “proficient.” In some cases, tests may have several cut-off scores representing tiered proficiency levels, such as basic, proficient, or advanced. Cut-off scores can also be … Read more

What is a Block Schedule?

Spread the love Block scheduling is a system for scheduling junior high or high school days, usually by replacing the historical scheduling method of six or seven 40-50 minute class periods with class periods that are longer in duration and meet fewer times during the week. For instance, a traditional block schedule class period may … Read more

The Edvocate’s Guide to Weighted Grades

Spread the love Weighted grades are numerical scores that are given an advantage when calculating a GPA. These scores were usually attained at higher level, honors, AP, or IB classes. The advantage is given because of the challenging nature of those classes. Think of it as a reward for taking classes with increased rigor. Weighted … Read more

How to Teach Students to Find the Main Idea

Spread the love The main idea is the central theme of a story. Finding the main idea of writing can be a challenge, but it is an essential reading comprehension skill for our learners to develop. Learners who become skilled in this art will benefit from it far beyond the school gates’ perimeters. From the … Read more

Using Picture Walks to Motivate Students to Read

Spread the love Picture walks are an activity that is completed before reading occurs. The reader views the pictures of the story and predicts what they think is occurring. This activates prior knowledge and gives reading a direction. Book or picture walks are shared reading activities with the educator before reading new or unfamiliar text … Read more