3 Ways to Build Thinkers

It was Socrates who said, “I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.” Meaningful learning takes place when our students are engaged and genuinely thinking – not simply spitting back facts.  At ERG our focus is growing all learners, so we encourage students to question, ponder, contemplate, deliberate, reason, defend, and create.  Effective …Continue reading

Drawing Pictures/Counting Fingers

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. -S. Gudder What a true statement!  While we need to learn math facts and rules, they are not an end unto themselves.  Math is about discovering new ways to think about numbers.  Counting fingers and drawing pictures are …Continue reading

Hour of Code

From the desk of Leigh Ann . . . “An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world.  Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children – and that includes our girls – in this critical field”   – Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook To develop globally competitive students …Continue reading

Burkins & Yaris: Reading Wellness Workshop

Join us in July to spend the day with Jan Burkins & Kim Yaris! Their workshop will be focused on Reading Wellness: Lessons that Teach Independence and Proficiency Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Registration & continental breakfast at 8:00) at The McKimmon Conference & Training Center, NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC Click …Continue reading