Using Classroom Walkthrough Software

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Blog, Education & Development | 0 comments

If you are a teacher, you are very familiar with observation days by your principal. Sometimes the best experiences are when they walk in and catch you having a fabulous day. Sometimes, the planned evaluations make you nervous enough to over compensate and not be your best self. When principals are using classroom walkthrough software, you can be sure you get a fair, rational and logic based evaluation. It becomes a checklist for best teaching skills. The principal typically will have this on an ipad and then you are able to see what they have noted. Your training and development days will have more of an emphasis on things you will benefit from, rather than routine or out of date rituals. Using classroom walkthrough software takes the emotions out of evaluations because the basis is all factual and concrete. When you see that you respond well to problem kids or that you present your assignment in an easy to follow manner, the evaluation is helpful for you. When you see something that you might have missed like someone falling apart with frustration or someone messing around because they finished way too early, you know what to watch for the very next...

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I Love The Language School In Montreal!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Blog, Education & Development | 0 comments

Because I speak fluent Spanish, I thought I would be able to get along in Italy, but i learned differently. It’s true that many of the words are similar, and that Italian and Spanish are both romance language, but when I tried to carry on a conversation with a native Italian, I learned that I would be lost this summer when I arrive in Rome. In fact, speaking Spanish made learning a bit trickier because I kept trying to give things a Spanish accent. In Spanish, love is “amor.” In Italian, it’s “amore” and you say it with a lot more feeling! I’ve been going to the language school in Montreal and I’m learning how to speak one of the most beautiful languages in the world. I’m also learning a bit about the culture of Italy and my instructor has told me that I have to speak with a certain type of expression. I can do that! My instructor at the language school in Montreal is actually from a little town near Rome. She has been very patient with everybody in our class. She just thinks it’s wonderful that we are learning her language. The best thing about our class is that we have mock conversations. I’m getting pretty good and I know that I’ll be ready for my trip this...

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My Daughter Chooses Music Summer Programs

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Blog, Education & Development | 0 comments

Summer vacation is an opportunity for children to do what they most desire. When it comes to my daughter, she loves music. During the school year she is in band. However, we have always taught her that school comes first. This is why during the summer we give her the chance to attend some music summer programs. Music summer programs can last anywhere from a couple of weeks to a month or even the entire summer. She likes the ones that last about a month. By choosing these, she is able to take two different ones. Since she likes to play both classical and modern music, it is perfect for her. The music programs let her focus on her passion while she gains more confidence and skills in her instrument. Last year, she even won an award at the end of the program’s talent competition. I know she loves to play, and I am glad that I can help her realize her passion. She loves these programs so much, she gets straight A’s throughout the entire year to make sure she can go during the summer. It is productive and enriching for her and her future. Who knows where this will lead her in the...

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Top 2 Reasons To Send Your Children To Private Schools In Rockford IL

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Education & Development | 0 comments

Many parents debate and research the possibility of sending their student into a private education. Here are two of the top reasons why parents decide to put their children into private schools in Rockford IL. Once parents make the decision to send their students to a private school they become advocates of the benefits of a private school and find that these two benefits are truly a product of a private school education. The first reason is that your child will be a student in a smaller size class than the class size they would have participated in with a public school education. This will benefit your child’s learning as they will receive more individual attention and the teacher will be better able to tailor teaching practices to fit your child’s needs. A public school teacher can become too overwhelmed with so many students to apply individual strategies for students. The second big reason is the private schools are well funded and have the best facilities. Not only will your student have access at private schools in Rockford IL to the latest technology in computer labs but the athletics and performing arts facilities will be top notch and worth the switch to a private education. Sources...

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We Had To Hire An Electrician That Specialized In Electrical Services In Ocean City NJ

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Education & Development | 0 comments

I recently bought a house and had to hire an electrician that specialized in electrical services in Ocean City NJ after we discovered some issues with the house. When we bought the house we didn’t do a home inspection, because we got involved in a bidding war with another potential buyer. In order to make our offer more attractive we decided to forgo the home inspection and not put one as a condition on our offer. Our bid was accepted and when we took possession of the house we discovered that it had knob and tube wiring throughout it that we had to get rid of it. Knob and tube wiring is an old style of wiring that was used in older homes that were built around a hundred years ago. That particular type of wiring is no longer used in homes because it has been known to cause house fires. The only way for us to have it properly removed from our house was to have it done by an electrician that specialized in electrical services in Ocean City NJ. The electrician came in and tore out the wiring and replaced it with more modern wiring. He made sure that it was installed properly and connected to the fuse box...

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