Posts in the "Education" Category

Evaluating Teamwork in the K-12 Classroom

December 8, 2016


Cooperative learning is an essential component of the classroom environment. From an early age, students need opportunities to communicate, problem-solve, collaborate ideas, and learn to work together to implement them. As professionals working in the K-12 schools, we recognize this is not something that changes as we age.


Evaluating Assessment Policies and Practices

January 25, 2017


Unfortunately, the status quo for grading and assessment practices is faulty, outdated, and ineffective. Current practices have unwittingly hindered student progress and motivation (O’Connor, 2007).

Recertification - 5 Ways to Reduce Stress

March 7, 2017


Recertifying can be stressful for everyone. Our goal here at NNU CPD is to help you reduce that stress. If this is your year to recertify, good luck!

3 Methods to Motivate the Unmotivated

March 16, 2017


Most people who enter the ranks of educators have been academic-bound their entire life. Like me, many love to read. Visiting a library or a bookstore was more enticing than an ice cream parlor. I slept with a flashlight so that I could extend reading deep into the night, and I secretly wrote poetry and the family newspaper on my father’s old Remington typewriter. I also remember the first student who shrugged his shoulders and said, “So” when I informed him he could fail my class if he didn’t complete his project.

Wrangling a Cougar: Working with Highly Anxious Students

April 19, 2017


Working with a student with anxiety is a bit like trying to rescue an injured, cornered, wild cat. How you approach him or her directly impacts not only the potential success of the cat but how many injuries you both sustain in the process of the rescue.