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Is Elementary Education Shifting Towards Non-Traditional Education Models?

Is Elementary Education Shifting Towards Non-Traditional Education Models? Last week we celebrated National School Choice Week. This is a week where parents are encouraged to learn about all educational options available for their child. Over the past several years, many parents sought other educational school settings for their children. There are a variety of factors […]

Is There Room for AI in Elementary School?

Is There Room for AI in Elementary School? Growing up I watched Saturday morning cartoons. Two of my favorite families were the Flintstones and the Jetsons. At the time, I enjoyed the humor and funny antics. Looking back, I marvel at the stark contrast of their time periods. They were both living their best lives […]

The Swinging Pendulum of Elementary Education

The Swinging Pendulum of Elementary Education When I first began teaching 25 years ago I heard the phrases “the pendulum swings” or “same idea, but different name.” Now I understand what those teachers meant because I too have seen trends come and go. Whether you are working with a new educator or a veteran teacher, […]

First Year Teachers vs. Veteran Teachers: The Elementary Edition

First Year Teachers vs. Veteran Teachers: The Elementary Edition As a stakeholder, knowing the perspectives of various educators will help you target your marketing to better meet the diverse needs of educators. Last year my future daughter in law, Hailey Carlson, was gearing up to do her student teaching. She has since graduated and started […]

Options for Educators Outside of the Elementary Classroom

Options for Educators Outside of the Elementary Classroom There are a variety of reasons educators are leaving the profession. However, post-pandemic research regarding the turnover in the teaching profession includes an interesting insight. They indicated that educators are leaving their previous job, but staying in education and some hold different jobs within the same district. […]

How Teacher Shortages Impact Elementary Schools

How Teacher Shortages Impact Elementary Schools The term “teacher shortage “ has been a growing national problem over the years. Many feel Covid asurbated this issue. However, in rural Montana it isn’t just a problem, it is a dire situation. Many positions go unfilled for years. In a recent article, I addressed what schools are […]

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