Meeting Students’ Hierarchy of Needs in a Pandemic

As schools across the country are once again facing difficulties with COVID including staff shortages, sickness, and even school closures; it is a good time to remind ourselves of the many needs children have and how we can address those needs. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs reminds us of the critical needs our children must meet before they can be successful […]

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Learning to read by sounding it out

To beginning readers, coming across a new, complicated word is very intimidating. Early in the process of learning to read, we learn to recognize sight words, common sounds, and phonics or informally “sounding it out.”   A recent article, Why phonics was key in one district’s reading growth, profiles one school district. It shows that revisiting phonics at various ages made reading […]

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