Effective Classroom Differentiation

Effective Classroom Differentiation by Katherine Vazquez Differentiation is the new buzz word in education. In many respects, it seems like a wonderful thing.  However, the obvious downside is that it means even more work for the teacher.  For the instructor, it means she can’t assume that everyone is on the same page intellectually.  This is […]

Civil Discourse and the American Classroom

Civil Discourse and the American Classroom by Katherine Vazquez From generation to generation, there have always been a host of influences- be it in the press, music/entertainment industry, or political arena- that threatens to demoralize the youth, somehow paralyzing their progress in the quest to become the apotheosis of long-held, tacit and home-brewed American values.  […]

Press Release May 29th – Extra Income For Teachers – The Chicago School Reviews

Sam Carter TheChicagoSchoolReviews.com csam0414@gmail.com 300 N LaSalle Suite 4925 Chicago, IL 60654 312-380-5465 Extra income for teachers Teachers now have a place to read what other teachers are doing and the share what they are doing as well while getting paid to write those articles. TheChicagoSchoolReviews.com, is an exciting new service which brings the right […]

Budget Cuts for Children With Special Needs

Budget Cuts for Children With Special Needs     The education sequester has put the needs of children with     disabilities, especially those from low-income families, on the     chopping block in recent months. The simple fact for special needs     students is this: these kids have a great need for resources and     support in […]

Arts Integrated Learning – The Chicago School Reviews

Arts Integrated Learning     Arts integrated learning is defined as an approach to education that     employs the use of the fine arts, both visual and performing, as a     primary path to education in main subjects, such as science,     English, and mathematics – and, in turn, uses these subjects to     enhance learning […]

Straight Out of College and Into the Classroom: How Inexperienced Teachers Are Affecting Education

Straight Out of College and Into the Classroom: How Inexperienced     Teachers Are Affecting Education     Education reform is sweeping the nation and with it comes Teach For     America and similar teaching corps and fellowships, such as Chicago     Teaching Fellows, NYC Teaching Fellows, and Teach NOLA. The purpose     of these programs is […]

Getting In: Charter School Lottery Anxiety

Getting In: Charter School Lottery Anxiety     Charter schools have been sweeping the United States as the proposed     solution to our failing education system. The past five years have     seen countless charter schools popping up and promising a brighter     future for children of all ages who attend. First, however, these     kids […]

For Young Children, Play at School is as Important as Work

For Young Children, Play at School is as Important as Work     Education has seen a resurgence of factual overload and English and     math drills, even for young children. As the charter movement takes     the United States by storm, many young people, some as young as 6 or     7 years old, are […]

The Charter School Craze: What the Movement Means for Public Education

The Charter School Craze: What the Movement Means for Public  Education     We all know that the United States public education system is not     doing well. Schools are closing left and right and last September,     the Chicago Teachers Union held its first strike in a quarter of a     century. The Teachers Union […]

Does Blended Learning Really Work?

Does Blended Learning Really Work?     If you have never heard of “blended learning,” it might surprise     you that this fancy-sounding name is little more than another way to     refer to online or computer-based education programs. The past 15     years have shown more and more reliance on computers and technology     as […]

Bullying: A Whole School Problem

With the number of bullying-related documentaries and case studies     that are sweeping the nation, it is no surprise that schools are     working hard to step up their game to wipe out bullying. But for     such a widespread issue, is it really that easy? Many approaches     have, up until recently, focused on […]