Some Essential Practices Rural Teachers Should Keep in Mind

While most teaching techniques and principles can be applied to all teaching environments, teachers in rural or remote areas face specific challenges.

However, this doesn’t mean they can’t be successful in their classrooms. Below are tips teachers and schools in rural America can implement to overcome barriers and create greater opportunities for their students…

Via 5 Ways Teachers in Rural America Can Make a Difference — Teach.com

Why we should demand a better education system for our young ones

Arming a child with knowledge early in his or her life will position him or her for continued success. Not only does a great educational foundation provide the skills for a child to reach his or her greatest potential, but it also cultivates a better future society. Our children first learn the most from their parents, and we need to lead by example to help the next generation. Parents know how significant their job is, but they can only do so much. When deciding on a school for their children to attend, parents must devote serious attention to the quality of teachers and administrators at the institutions they consider for their children. Parents have a right to demand that schools create environments where students can thrive academically. Students will not, unfortunately, thrive academically in schools that don’t have effective teachers and administrators. Here are some phenomena to consider as you attempt to prepare your child for academic success.

via Why Demanding Better Education is Paramount for Our Children — Revolutionary Paideia

Commonly Misused Words on the Internet

Technologically mediated communication has influenced the way we write and speak. From acronyms to contractions, netspeak has made its way into the dictionaries and is no longer limited to the social media. However, a casual attitude towards language usage is what leads to some serious gaffes online.

The most common language-related error people make on the internet is mixing up similar sounding words with different meanings (known as homophones).

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