Summer Series – Understanding Common Learning Challenges

Kim CarterDifferentiated Learning, Learning, Learning Challenges, Teacher Effectiveness, Uncategorized

Welcome to our new summer blog series! Each week we’ll bring you insights into various learning challenges students may face. We’ll start with some of the skills that students must master to be successful in school, discuss the neurodevelopmental factors involved, and look at common obstacles that students may encounter on the road to mastery. We’ll also offer practical strategies … Read More

What Makes an Effective Teacher?

Kim CarterTeacher Effectiveness, Teachers, Uncategorized

By Guest Blogger: Donna Smart Isaacs, Teacher & All Kinds of Minds Facilitator Two years ago, I moved from Vermont to Maine, accepting a teaching job in a two-room K-8 island school. In the process, I was required to take two standardized national competency tests (i.e., PRAXIS tests). Nearly 30 years of professional experience and expertise in the field of … Read More