One of the most important aspects for creating a smooth school year is by involving parents in their child’s education. There are several avenues for working together with parents. A tactic that might work for one parent, might not work for another. It’s important to cover many bases for engaging...
EdReady is a math readiness system that is data-driven and matched to learner needs. EdReady is provided to Northwest AEA schools FREE of charge. Northwest AEA pays for the site license for all schools. Students take a self-assessment to determine their targeted skill deficits. From the self-assessment, a personalized study...
Do you and the other staff in your building see supervision of students as a chore or an opportunity? We need to push for the latter. Active Supervision is a highly effective, preventative classroom management technique that involves the adult moving, scanning, and interacting with the students. This practice can...
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Managing Teacher Stress In news that will surprise no teachers, a new study has found that 93 percent of elementary school teachers experience high levels of stress. But schools can mitigate the harmful effects of stress by providing proper supports, highlighting the importance of a holistic approach to teacher well-being....
Thomas A. Mayes, an attorney with the Iowa Department of Education, recently provided explanations for special education regulations: 1. New USDE Guidance Document on Postsecondary Opportunities for Students with Disabilities. On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released a guidance document on the use of IDEA Part B...
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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.