Caitlin Mitchell

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What We Get Wrong About Smartphones in Schools

Reading thousands of articles about schools and education and learning over the past decades as honed what I’ll call a “what they really mean” …

Learning

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

Project Based Learning. Explained (subtítulos español)

4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

<b>Transformational</b>: Where students' active engagement in developing knowledge and skills, critical thinking, higher-order skills, and communication are …

Pedagogy

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

Today we are sharing with you PBL Essential Elements Checklist that we came across in this article written in Spanish. This chart is created by Buck …

What Is Critical Feeling?

How can teachers incite enthusiasm in their students? What does it take to play an instrument or make crafts? How do we acquire refined tastes for …

Middle School

Teach technology in a fun and engaging way<p>It’s easy to incorporate LEGO Education’s curriculum-relevant STEM solutions into everyday classwork. They …

How To Create Accountability Systems that Build Knowledge and Increase Reading Ability – by Robert Pondiscio

In an earlier blog entry, we encouraged state policy makers and educators to rethink what it takes to develop strong readers and the signals sent to …

EdNext Podcast: Overcoming Knowledge Deficits to Boost Reading Comprehension – by Education Next

It is often said that, of the subjects taught in school, reading is first among equals – a prerequisite for success in any other area, especially as …

Annotating and Paraphrasing Sources

<b>Share Examples</b> <br>Show students sample annotations—your own or from other students. Ask students what they notice.<p><b>Discuss the Value of Annotation</b> <br>Ask …

Should You Read From Paper Or A Screen?

As e-books become increasingly popular, the debate over whether reading is best done on paper or screens rages (quietly) on. One 2013 study found …

Student Motivation and Engagement in Literacy Learning | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

<b>Some teachers think that motivational activities must entertain students and therefore create fun activities that are not necessarily focused on</b> …

All the Vocabulary Help You’re Likely to Need

Under the canopy of the Common Core, student knowledge of academic vocabulary matters more than ever, across all the content areas. As assessment …

Expanding Our Approach to Reading Strategies

When reading strategies include a series of actionable steps, students can follow them as they learn to master skills. Using the teaching of tying …