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Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers

<b>Welcome to your first year of teaching</b>. This year will test you more intensely than just about anything you’ve done up to now. It will deplete all …

The expert blind spot

Consequently, people get into the pattern of doing the same things over and over again. When you’ve got a good program going, despite the repetition, …

Designing and implementing a STEM elective

<i>Brisbane’s Parklands Christian College (PCC) has introduced a new STEM Studies elective for Year 10. In this three-part series, Lead Teacher of</i> …

Foster Creativity with this Digital Storytelling App

This award-winning digital storytelling app gives students all the tools they need to create high-quality comics.<p>If your students are using tablets …

KQED

Much of the work students produce is read only by their teachers. It can feel disconnected from the class as a whole and irrelevant to a broader …

Home readers for school kids often wasted learning opportunity, expert warns - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As students get ready to go back to school, parents may be bracing themselves for the monotony of the home reader.<p>The primary school routine of …

Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System

"Why did you give me this grade?" a confused and annoyed student asked.<p>Puzzled and annoyed myself, I responded, "I didn't give you anything, that is …

Pedagogy

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My Pet Monster books: Grade 2 and 11 work together - Book Creator app

Looking for a fantastic example of collaboration between classes, age groups, and different apps?<p><b>Jason Sand</b> is a Multi-Media, Digital Citizenship and …

Education Technology

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

A brilliant student, Jonathan sailed through grade school. He completed his assignments easily and routinely earned As. Jonathan puzzled over why …

Education

What Students Remember Most About Teachers

You told me how busy you were, how much there was to do. How little time there was to get it all done. I listened. And then I told you this:<p>I told …

We need schools to be different

As Clay Shirky has noted, we currently are living through ‘the largest expansion in expressive capability in human history.’ We no longer live in a …

The Hero of Personalized Learning

Much is emerging and still to be learned about how to effectively personalize learning for every student. The research on student learning is solid …

Pedagogy

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic …

8 TED Talks to foster creativity

These TED Talks highlight promising and inspiring concepts<p>Every educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be …

Walt Whitman's Challenge to Teachers

First Person<p>—Adam Cuerden/Library of Congress/Wikipedia<p>| Includes correction(s).<p>Walt Whitman High School is set in a woodsy South Huntington, N.Y., …

The crippling effects of homework in schools

<b>- More times than not homework adds little value when it comes to student learning...</b><p><b>- There is pressure from society to continue giving homework</b> …

Australian-Chinese students do as well as those in Shanghai - so don't blame our teachers

"The results are very clear – children of East Asian origin are top performers in Australian schools, out-performing students of European ancestry. …

Asia

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Examples From Schools That Work<p>Edutopia's flagship series highlights pedagogies, strategies, and practices from K-12 schools and districts that are …

Pedagogy

5 Reasons You Should Seek Your OWN Student Feedback

<b>Yes, it’s scary.</b> Yes, it’s easy to assume you already know what students think about your class, how well they’re handling the workload, what …

Teachers Take Student Data to the Micro-Level in One NYC School

When education leaders in New York talk about data, they’re often referring to big-picture measurements, like city and state tests administered to every student throughout the year. When teachers at School for Global Leaders, a middle school on the Lower East Side, talk about data, they’re thinking …

Teaching

The 8 P's Of Education

I believe in and have used the <b>Four C’s</b> as foundational elements for much of my professional work for years. I love that some educators have added …

Claims of East Asia's 'chalk and talk' teaching success are wrong, and short-sighted too

Since Shanghai, China, emerged at the top of international league tables of educational performance such as the OECD’s Program for International …

Myth Busting: 3 Things We Always Get Wrong About Assessment

With all of the discussion on this blog about eliminating grades, replacing them with feedback, and the overuse of testing, it would be very easy to …

Why I Don’t Want My Students to Fail All of the Time

“I want students to fail in my room all the time. I want them to be unafraid of failure.” This was me, all the time. In conversation with other …

10 ways to calm a class after lunch or recess

After recess or lunch can be one of the toughest times to transition back into instruction. Often the kids are so wound up that it takes 10 minutes …

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Leadership

KQED

Some schools are building mindfulness programs into their curriculum as part of the effort to build social and emotional skills in addition to …