March 6, 2018

Instructional strategies for 7 early literacy pillars

By Pati Montgomery, Founder & President, Schools Cubed It’s time to set tremendously high expectations for early literacy. Research says that, with the right instruction, 95% of all students can be “on level” by the end of third grade. I […]
September 7, 2017

Student growth: Why does it matter?

By Sherrilynn Bair, Curriculum Director @SherrilynnB The first year of school is an exciting time for students and their parents. Riding the bus, meeting new teachers, and making friends are important milestones at the beginning of each school year. Let’s […]
August 17, 2017

4 quick tips to build connections with students through reading

By Christina Ostrander, Fourth-Grade Teacher @costrand16 “The positive teacher-student relationship is thus important not so much because this is worthwhile in itself, but because it helps build the trust to make mistakes, to ask for help, to build confidence to […]
August 10, 2017

6 ways technology has helped me facilitate student growth

By Rita Platt, Library Media Specialist @ritaplatt Many educators remember the days (and sometimes long, long nights) before technology became a trusted tool. In those days, we did everything by hand and often from scratch. We developed curricula, assessed students, […]