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Charter Schools – Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained?

Charter Schools – Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained?

Charter schools are publicly funded institutions which operate independently thus giving the freedom to experiment with educating students in any way which they feel will bring the greatest success. 72 cities in the US enroll about 10% of their children in 5000 charter schools nationwide. 55% of these students are black and Hispanic from a […]

 
Student Wins Gold Medal Using Hertz Furniture Products in Design Plan!

Student Wins Gold Medal Using Hertz Furniture Products in Design Plan!

In an outstanding display of innovative and inspired teaching, Kay-Lynne Schaller guided her student to win a Gold medal in the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio on July 11 th for her design plan for a “More Exciting Classroom” project using Hertz Furniture’s school furniture products. Hertz Furniture recognizes both Mrs. Schaller’s and her […]

 
Video: Wellness and Health Education

Video: Wellness and Health Education

  Is there a place in our schools for teaching our students wellness and fitness? While physical education classes have always been a part of our education system, is there a place for developing and strengthening a health education curriculum that encourages students to live a healthy and responsible lifestyle? Watch the video and share […]

 
Top 15 Things Teachers Hate Infographic

Top 15 Things Teachers Hate Infographic

  Hertz Furniture presents the Top 15 things Teachers Hate Infographic.  Paperwork, Meetings, Uncomfortable Teacher Chairs and more. The infograhic was compiled from real responses from real teachers on our Facebook page.   Which is your favorite? What things related to teaching do you hate?   Embed this infographic! Click in the box, then copy […]

 
K-12 Class Size And Student Success Infographic

K-12 Class Size And Student Success Infographic

  Hertz Furniture is proud to present the Correlation Between K-12 Class Size And Student Success Infographic.  Are smaller classes more effective?  Does the age of the students make a difference in considering class size? Should the impact of class size be discounted in favor of focusing on Teacher Effectiveness?  Our infographic answers these and more […]

 
Student Data Sharing: Is this “Big Brother Watching”?

Student Data Sharing: Is this “Big Brother Watching”?

Readers be forewarned; I am about to age myself. When I was in school, George Orwell’s “1984” was required reading. We couldn’t imagine then that much of what the book presented would be experienced in our lifetime. “Big Brother is watching” is a common euphemism in English vernacular. With today’s search engine targeted advertising, satellite […]

 
Infographic: What Makes An Effective Teacher?  Part II

Infographic: What Makes An Effective Teacher? Part II

Hertz Furniture is proud to present the What Makes An Effective Teacher? infographic series!  Environmental influences such as classroom resources, appropriate class size and comfortable lighting, temperature and air quality are just a few of the things that make an effective teacher.   Embed this infographic! Click in the box, then copy it and paste […]

 
Does Class Size Really Matter?

Does Class Size Really Matter?

As educators, I believe that most of us would prefer fewer students to teach than a larger amount. We might feel that we can give more personal student attention, maintain better control and have less papers to grade. In addition, we may assume that students would have greater opportunities to thrive if there were not […]

 
Infographic: What Makes An Effective Teacher?

Infographic: What Makes An Effective Teacher?

  Hertz Furniture is proud to present the What Makes An Effective Teacher? Infographic!  Teacher Influences such as pedagogical knowledge, content knowledge and professional development are just a few of the things that make an effective teacher.   Embed this infographic! Click in the box, then copy it and paste into your site. <a href=”http://www.hertzfurniture.com/school-matters/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/effectiveTeacher_Final_01-361×1024.jpg” […]