Introducing Parents to STEAM

Rita Mercado, First Grade Teacher, Serendipity SchoolThe idea of having parents come into the classroom can be overwhelming at times, but it is an important step in having them gain an understanding of the learning that happens throughout the day that isn’t able to be...

Closing the Content Knowledge Gap

By Elisha Burns, RAFT FellowLet me be one of the first to say there is an elephant in the room of education and it is called content knowledge.  As a teacher that has spent a few years teaching I can honestly say that the new Common Core curriculum has really...

Learning the Art of Engagment

By Earlene Coleman B.A.,M.Ed  It can be a little unsettling when you think you’re teaching the perfect lesson and actually very few students are paying attention.  Teaching has often been called a “noble profession,” one requiring diligence,...

Creative Reuse Center Established in Taipei

By Betty Ko, Director, Lovely Taiwan Foundation Tricycles made of chairs from bus and classroom In the center of a busy and bustling Taipei, lies a cleverly titled building called the Creative Reuse Center (CRC). The CRC is a place that’s based on...

My First Grade Classroom Essentials – An Inside Look at RAFT Activity Kits

By Ashley Estes, First Grade Teacher, St. Elizabeth SetonThe school year is in full swing and I cannot believe I have started my fourth year a 1st grade teacher. Over the past few years I have been involved with RAFT and have been lucky enough to have taken classes...

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