Monthly Archives: September 2017

What is Scaffolding? How Can I Use It?

Definition: Scaffolding- breaking up learning into chunks Teachers as well a classroom assistants and parents use scaffolding whenever they break apart skills. Those pieces, or chunks, allow students to learn parts and then put the pieces together to understand the whole. Here are a few ideas on how to break  learning into manageable pieces. Model/Demonstrate/Show… Read More »

Using Volunteers

Now’s the Time! Volunteer in A School  Volunteering is easy as making  phone call to a local school. You’ll find your local schools listed in the front of your phone directory someplace near county and city listings. What can you volunteer to do? gather supplies for a busy teacher help in the school library help… Read More »

Welcome Back to Thinking About Schools & Education

This school year I plan to continue my ideas for classrooms but will also share single themes across a month of blogs: working with vocabulary, volunteer ideas, etc. That will allow me to KISS (Keep it (my blogs) Short’n Sweet). As always feel free to send me your concerns, questions, ideas, and great educational finds… Read More »