White Papers for Educators
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A teacher can serve as an inspiration and role model for a student if he or she is willing to address negative self-talk. Those teachers who confront this problem can have a tremendous impact on a student's entire life. A student may reflect on a teacher's willingness to address negative thinking in his or her adulthood. When the student meets other obstacles later in life, he or she may reflect back to the methods taught by a teacher for overcoming this negative thinking. Download this white paper to learn how to get to the root cause of your students' struggles.
For decades, there was a commonly held belief that children under the age of 5 were not yet ready for the typical educational environment found in elementary schools. Those students instead spent their first five years of life either at home or enrolled in a daycare program while their parents went to work all day. In recent decades, however, numerous discoveries have proven this assumption to be incorrect. In fact, those students who take part in early learning programs of any kind are likely to achieve at higher levels not only in kindergarten, but also throughout their K-12 education and even into college and adulthood. Download this white paper to discover the benefits of early learning programs.
What many educators fail to realize is that the learning styles of children are not all the same; furthermore, the teaching styles of all educators do not lend themselves well to project based learning. Based on a more realistic analysis of the people who are actually involved in manipulating and administrating the project based learning system, it is actually a much more nuanced and complicated system than is usually thought. Sometimes it is best not to implement it in certain ways. In this white paper we will take a look at some of the pros and the cons of implementing a project based learning system within an educational system.
For school officials who are still attempting to strike the right balance of healthy foods, proactive health education, and an encouragement of physical activity throughout the day, development of a plan can seem excessively complicated and nearly impossible. It does not have to be that way, however. With a few guidelines in this white paper, and a look at what the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 requires of today's school administrators, refinement and promotion of a better school wellness program can be done a bit more easily across the board.
Though the pressure is on to produce real results that measure up to state performance metrics, teachers are trained to value student mastery over student performance and statistics. If students become more driven by mere data, it becomes increasingly difficult to have them master the basics of everything from English grammar to college-level calculus. Preventing cheating also improves student confidence and can actually increase how well students perform under pressure. These objectives have many educators searching for practical changes to daily teaching that can modify both perception and behavior on behalf of students. There are a few great ways to accomplish these goals during everyday teaching that are outlined in this white paper.
With more educators embracing the use of technology in the classroom, now is the perfect time to integrate online applications with your curriculum. Google is the world leader in aggregating information on the internet, so it comes as no surprise that the company is also at the forefront of innovative technologies that transform the classroom experience for both students and educators. This guide will discuss the various Google Apps that you can use to facilitate communication in the classroom and bring your curriculum to life. From social media platforms to scholarly databases, there is something for every educator to enjoy in the Google Apps family.
What Are SMART Boards? - Free
SMART Boards were first unleashed on the educational and business worlds in 1991, but their mission was not fully realized until well into the present century. In the early 1990s, SMART Boards were limited by what was then merely experimental technology based on optics and lasers. Today, numerous innovations have come together over the course of two decades to create a smarter, cheaper, more effective interactive whiteboard that is being installed in record numbers throughout the world's classrooms. This white paper will provide an overview of what SMART boards are, where they're used, as well as the benefits of the technology.
Many teachers, unfortunately, have decided that the motivation of their students is not part of the job simply because it is not listed on the school lesson plan or dictated specifically by a school administrator. However, it has been proven over and over again that a motivated student body performs better on everything from standardized tests and rote memorization to critical thinking skills and college essays. Fortunately for the teacher who cares enough to give this added boost to their students, there are many techniques for motivation that have been proven to work no matter the schooling environment. A few of the most relevant and universal of these techniques will be shared in this white paper.
Colleges and universities are not required to identify disabled students and cater to their learning disabilities or other issues. Because students will largely be on their own, they require a great deal of preparation so that they can capably manage their transition into collegiate life. Indeed, the best education professionals will actually help their students start that transition while they still roam the halls of their high school. By starting this transition early and helping students learn what to expect, where to go, and what to do, they'll stand the best chance at making a successful move into college dorms, college classrooms, and even the upper tier of coursework and accolades.
Whether it's at the elementary or college level, technology is playing a larger role in the classroom. Many students come to school with their smartphones or tablets, which leads to distractions such as the use of social media. What can teachers and administrators do to lessen social media distractions? Download this white paper to find out.