Did you know that children with engaged parents are more likely to: Earn higher grades or test scores Graduate from high school and attend post-secondary education Develop self-confidence and motivation in the classroom Have better social skills and classroom behavior They are also less likely to: Have low self-esteem Need...
Have you heard of the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning? Check out what they have to offer! Iowa needs more high-quality work-based learning experiences to prepare K-12 students for future careers and to help the state’s employers grow a skilled workforce. High-quality work-based learning helps students connect their classroom learning...
It’s the middle of the school year, and sometimes we feel like we’ve used all the tools in our toolbox! Typically when we start thinking, there has to be something else out there, the best thing to do is go back to the basics, or back to the fundamentals of...
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The gift of 'being present' During the holidays the focus is on giving. According to research, prioritizing time is associated with greater happiness. However, both success and happiness hinge on our ability to remain focused on the here and now—truly living in the present as opposed to the past or...
Revisions to Chapter 103 Seclusion and Restraint rules, firearms on school grounds, service animals in the workplace, and leadership changes at the Iowa Department of Education. Thomas Mayes, legal consultant at the Iowa Department of Education, provides legal information on these topics in this December 2019 issue of Special Education...
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Northwest AEA staff provide resources, tips, suggestions, ideas, news, and more from their respective fields to help educators succeed in their quest to teach. A list of 22 blogs can be found here.