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...
Teaching Without Fear20200715153556

Teaching Without Fear

The bell rings, and as I stand in front of the class on my first day of teaching, I remember having two very distinct and paralyzing feelings...I’m te...
Are You Modeling the “Ask 3” Approach?20200715153235

Are You Modeling the “Ask 3” Approach?

Have you ever heard (or used) the phrase, “Ask three, then me”?  I heard other teachers use it with their students when I started teaching four y...
Celebrating Student Success With Student Original Work20200715152025

Celebrating Student Success With Student Original Work

Like most kids, my son and daughter can’t wait to get home from school on Fridays! Yes, they look forward to staying up later on Friday nights, sleepi...
Are You Prepared for a Great Year of Staff Evaluations?20200714225241

Are You Prepared for a Great Year of Staff Evaluations?

While some people believe that teachers spend their summers lounging on the beach all day, the truth is that great educators are using much of their t...
Five-Star + Google = Awesome Learning!20200714224817

Five-Star + Google = Awesome Learning!

Five-Star Technology Solutions is proud to announce that we are now a Midwestern-based Google Partner! The year-long process involved observations, ca...