Funambulist: Six Apps to Help You Survive

This blog entry was written by Janet Adams MA, Special Projects Coordinator for Continuing Education at FPU. Pronunciation: /fjuːˈnambjʊlɪst/ Origin:  Late 18th century: from French funambule or Latin funambulus (from funis ‘rope’ + ambulare ‘to walk’) + -ist Despite the wall-to-wall training on the Common Core these last few months, teachers are sharing their own […]

Common Sense and the Common Core – Discipline That Restores

Today, schools are looking deeply into social and emotional learning as they integrate these skills with the Common Core State Standards. Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students’ academic performance.   Teaching the soft skills, traditionally associated with conflict resolution and character education, have evolved from […]

Words of Advice for First Year Teachers: Tip #1

This blog entry was written by Dr. Mabel Franks, Professional Development Instructor for Continuing Education at FPU. Tip #1: Believe You Can Make a Difference and You Will August is here and teachers across the country are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new school year.  For first year teachers, it is an especially exciting […]