Tips to Support ELL Students in the Classroom

Supporting English Language Learners has become a growing need and concern within classrooms as the culture of our country grows and evolves. We asked our friends at Steps to Literacy if they could provide some support tips and tool suggestions … Read More


Easy Tips to Prevent Summer Reading Slide in Students

With the end of the school year here, summer learning loss is a weighty topic on every educator’s mind. Even in the absence of a formal reading intervention program, there are recommendations that you can provide to families that will help them … Read More



Easy Ideas for Read Across America Day

  March 2nd is Read Across America Day! Read Across America Day has been a day created by the National Education Association (NEA) to celebrate reading since 1998. The NEA chose the beloved Dr. Seuss’s birthday to get children excited … Read More


How After School Programs Inspire Today’s Youth

By Kevin Gilmore, National Afterschool Association Next Generation 2017 Award Nominee As a sponsor of the National Afterschool Association Next Generation Award for Afterschool for 2017, we are recognizing the nominees and winners for their dedication to afterschool. I started in … Read More


How to Host a Literacy Night for Physical Education

A Literacy Night is a great way to show how integrating literacy through physical activity is simple and can improve reading and writing abilities. You can work with classroom teachers, the PTO, and the community to put this event together. Here … Read More


Top 3 Literacy Support Materials for the Classroom

Building strong literacy and language skills is so important. They are what forms the basis for learning in all subjects. With effective instruction and literacy development in early childhood education classrooms, teachers and educators can have a substantial impact on … Read More



How to Use Storytelling Yoga in the Classroom

If you have an extra 15 minutes you can accomplish three things in your classroom: Calm yourself and your students Engage them in a story Become more physically fit You can accomplish all of this through Storytelling Yoga. It combines … Read More


Integrating Literacy Into Physical Education

It is everyone’s job, including PE teachers, to prepare students with the skills to succeed in today’s job market. Aside from math, literacy is the most fundamental skill any student needs to succeed in a global economy. Common Core – … Read More