Charis Covich

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Shanahan on Literacy

<i>Teacher question:</i><p><i>I attended one of your recent presentations. You cited the Hart & Risley canard that there is a 30 million-word gap. Aren’t you</i> …

Language Learning

An open letter to student teachers

<i>Dear Student Teachers</i><p><i>I’d like to have a chat with you. It’s about reading. Yes, I know you’re probably being told to think about literacy, and even</i> …

How evidence informs teaching and learning

In a keynote address at Research Conference 2018, ACER CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO explored the theme of ‘evidence-based practice’ in teaching. He …

Pedagogy

'I'm never going to understand this': the maths anxiety in our schools

It's not just students who experience a nervousness and fear of maths – their teachers do too.

USA TODAY

This elephant’s world was dark and empty, until a man and a piano came along.

Why we need to move our technology use beyond substitution

It was in 1980 that Seymour Papert published his seminal work ‘Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas’ in which he largely introduced the …

Self-Assessment in Middle School

Checkpoints and Self-Assessment<p>When it comes time to monitor my students’ understanding, I ask checkpoint questions aligned with our learning …

Middle School

Important Questions to Ask Your Students

<b>Questions to Ask Right Away</b><p>These start-of-school questions can be written out on index cards—ask children to write their answers on the other side, …

Education

Maths gives its 'Nobel Prize' to an Australian — here's why it matters

Mathematics is popularly considered to be a solitary activity practised out of the public spotlight, but every four years that perception briefly …

Math + good posture = better scores | SF State News

By <b>Lisa Owens Viani</b> Friday, August 3, 2018Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey leads a group of students in a posture and math …

How do high-performing countries prepare and support teachers?

The Learning Policy Institute's Linda Darling-Hammond shares lessons with state lawmakers on how to address teaching shortages and raise student …

6 Key Principles That Make Finnish Education a Success

I’ve worked as an elementary and primary school teacher here in Finland for more than a decade, and spent five years as a vice principal as well. Our …

Young students’ perceptions of maths learning

Asking students to recall and share their own learning experiences – including their perceptions of what they learned and how – can provide valuable …

Love of patterns, order may explain mad math skills—and autism link

Link between Autism, math, and systemization borne out in general population.<p>During family dinner, we have a tradition. Everyone has to summarize …

Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later.

For parents who want to encourage their daughters in STEM subjects, it’s crucial to remember this: Math is the <i>sine qua non</i>.<p>You and your daughter can have fun throwing eggs off a building and making papier-mâché volcanoes, but the only way to create a full set of options for her in STEM is to ensure …

Arts-based teaching of literacy

<i>“We have so much pressure on us to teach literacy in our classrooms. The arts are not valued at all except when it comes to public relations and open</i> …

How Studying Drama Can Benefit Students Outside of the Drama Classroom

As drama educators, we obviously believe that the arts should be a crucial part of a student’s academic experience. Do a quick web search of “why …

Why is Digital Curation so Important for Educators in 2018?

Image Source I’ve been working with schools, colleges and universities for nearly 8 years. Working to promote entrepreneurship and digital skills to …

Blended Learning Explained for Teachers

Blended learning is a pedagogical approach to learning and teaching that marries digitality with classroom learning activities. It is both a mode of …

Want Young Students to Love Writing? Let Them Play With It

First Person<p>—Getty<p>By Emily Galle-From<p>This summer I attended a literacy conference near my school district. The agenda was jam-packed with strategies …

Education

Pearson’s Former Product Chief Reflects on the 4 Megatrends Shaping Global Education

I started working with classroom technology in 1989 at The Dalton School in New York City. We taught sixth-grade students ancient history through an …

3 Good Web Tools for Poetry Teaching

Here are 3 good web tools from ReadWriteThink to help students with their poem writing. Students will get to learn how to write different poem types …

Positioning Students as Mathematically Competent

Promoting and valuing students’ participation in mathematical discourse—sharing their reasoning; creating, critiquing, and revising arguments; and …

5 lessons from the Shanghai maths teacher exchange

The UK can certainly learn from the Far East, says Caroline Hamilton, but cultural context is key, and what our teachers need most is time-efficient …

Stanford research shows that students do better on tests when teachers face down their math demons

“The idea that some of us are ‘math people’ and some are not is a myth that pervades Western society,” Jo Boaler, a professor of math education at Stanford University, writes in a revealing new study. “This damaging idea has been challenged in recent years by neuroscience showing that mathematics …

16 tools to promote inventiveness in the classroom

Inventiveness--the bridge between inventions and innovations--gives students license to use their creative imagination. And today's classrooms need …

5 Tips for Improving Students’ Success in Math

What the Teachers Recommend<p><b>1. Build confidence.</b> More than two-thirds of respondents (68 percent) cited lack of confidence as a problem that prevents …

Blended Games for the classroom using YOUR content.

I'm already using Kahoot and Quizlet, why should I use your games?<p>Our games are very different from other providers for 3 big reasons!<p><b>1. EVERYONE CAN</b> …

Tracking And Monitoring Students With Developmental Delays - The Special Ed Wiki

Victoria Brown<p>• Tracking objectives.<br>• Naturalistic data.<br>• Monitoring and recording.<br>• Embedding personalized instruction.<br>• Teacher-friendly …

7 Real-World Math Strategies

Math used to be all rote memorization and pencil-to-paper equations disconnected from the real world, but more and more teachers are realizing the …