The Truth about What is True: Teaching Students How to Think20200716011608

The Truth about What is True: Teaching Students How to Think

This just in: Inner-city crime in the United States is reaching record levels. (Source: Donald Trump). You are three times more likely to be able to g...
The Benefits of Formative Assessment for Special Education20200716011024

The Benefits of Formative Assessment for Special Education

Formative assessment is a teaching tool that supports all learners, but it is especially critical for students who are struggling, as it holds the pot...
Mindset Shift: Gearing Up for Failure20200715162411

Mindset Shift: Gearing Up for Failure

While watching the Indy 500, I began wondering how the amazing drivers got their start. I imagine my two daughters each tucked inside the cockpit of t...
7 Tips for Implementing CS First in YOUR Classroom20200715162010

7 Tips for Implementing CS First in YOUR Classroom

Five-Star Technology Solutions is proud to be a Google for Education partner! Our integration team works with teachers from across the count...
It Will Be There When You Return: A Guide to Taking Vacation Days20200715161807

It Will Be There When You Return: A Guide to Taking Vacation Days

All too often I run across colleagues who are supposed to be on vacation but are often still working. How do I know they are working? Because they are...
A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part One20200715161220

A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part One

Getting teachers to adopt new practices with technology isn’t easy, and (despite what many people think) it isn’t because of age or how savvy they are...
A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part Two20200715160912

A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part Two

As we said before, getting teachers to adopt new practices with technology isn’t easy. In our first installment, we provided some tips to ke...
Who Should Really Be Taking Algebra I in Middle School?20200715155705

Who Should Really Be Taking Algebra I in Middle School?

The idea that we should accelerate students’ math curriculum to ensure they can complete Calculus before graduation was a trend in the earl...
Early Warning System for Dropout Prevention: the ABC’s20200715154234

Early Warning System for Dropout Prevention: the ABC’s

For a number of years, we have heard that our nation has a dropout crisis. The ESSA requires that every state’s Title I plan must...
One Size Doesn’t Fit All!20200715153927

One Size Doesn’t Fit All!

It used to be, “One size fits all,” then, “One size fits most.” Finally, Burger King announced, “You can have it your way,” and the floodgates blew wi...