Daniel R Frizell

381 Flips | 17 Magazines | 1 Like | 20 Followers | @DRFrizell | Christ-Follower; High School English Teacher; Critical Thinker

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching

How Teams Can Work Together to Improve Student Reading

You've probably been in a meeting like this: your grade team is looking over recent student achievement data, trying to make sense of it and come up …

Tone in Writing: The Uplifting Tone Your Writing Needs to Reach Your Readers

Do you write a blog? Mentor other writers? Parent a tiny version of yourself?Then you’re a coach!While you may not work in a classroom or on the …

Creative Writing

This School Will Teach You Today's Hottest Job Skills — With NO Tuition

Here's what you have to do.<p>Want to get your foot in the door at some of Silicon Valley’s hottest companies, with valuable data analytics skills in …

'Teachers can only ever have a small impact on their students' results – yet they are judged as if they are 100% responsible'

There is little evidence to suggest we can link the performance of a teacher to a set or sets of exam results.<p>There is, however, plenty of evidence …

More schools are offering test retakes. But does that make kids less resilient?

By Julie Scagell<p>“Did you finish studying for your math test?” I said, a little too sharply, to my 12-year-old son one morning.<p>“Sort of,” he sighed. “It doesn’t even matter. If I don’t do well I’ll just retake it.”<p>Middle and high schools across the country, including those in my children’s district, …

Pedagogy

How Metacognition Boosts Learning

Patricia Chen, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford and the lead author of the study, says she often had students coming to her lamenting their poor …

How can schools use research to better inform teaching practice?

To tackle misinformation about what works in teaching, schools must find effective ways to help teachers understand the implications of research<p>In the past few years, schools have focused more on the use of research, especially into how pupils learn and the implications on effective teaching.<p>One …

Pedagogy

The Importance of Academic Courage

There’s a lot of talk these days in education about growth mindset and grit, which are important. We know that both grit and resilience are critical …

Episode 2: 'They Can't Just Be Average'

"They can't just be average."<p>Charles Curtis is talking about the roughly 100 young, black men in the inaugural freshman class at Ron Brown College Prep, a radical new high school in Washington, D.C.<p>Curtis, the school psychologist, puts it simply: "There is no place in the world for an average black …

The work of 213,284 kids was analyzed. These are the writing and critical-thinking skills that stumped students.

By Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter<p>It’s often said that young people today don’t know how to write, or, at least cannot write as well as their parents’ generation did. (Not that their parents were great writers, either). So how bad is the problem?<p>Pretty darn bad, and in specific ways that have now been …

Critical Thinking

Easing of Ohio high school graduation rules is now law - but questions remain

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Changes to state graduation requirements that ease the way for the class of 2018 are now official, but a few sticky questions …

Education

There's an epidemic of grade inflation and unearned As in American high schools

Over the last two decades, high school GPAs have risen considerably while SAT scores have fallen. To the researchers behind the study, the conflicting trends indicate schools are engaging in "grade inflation," or the practice of artificially lifting students grades by lowering standards for …

High School

We’re asking kids all the wrong questions in school

Research, and common sense, show that kids learn more by being actively engaged in what they’re doing. When they engage in discussion, teach others, and grapple with a math problem, they boost their ability to absorb and retain information.<p>The evidence is mounting against schools that fail to take …

I’ve Found These Decent Online Exercises To Teach Paraphrasing – Can You Suggest More?

This afternoon, I was searching for some online exercises to reinforce the idea of paraphrasing with English Language Learners (I want to add them to …

The Best Sites Where Students Can Transcribe Historical Texts

Having students spend some time transcribing historical texts, whether they be materials from Shakespeare’s time, slave narratives, or war …

There's an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today

"Most teachers never really ask students to think very deeply…. Most of what is assigned and tested are things we ask students to memorize," writes Karin Hess, president of Educational Research in Action in Underhill, Vt., and an expert on assessment, in an email to the Monitor.<p>As people fret about …

Education

On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Last year, during fall orientation at Smith College, and then again recently at final-exam time, students who wandered into the campus hub were faced with an unfamiliar situation: the worst failures of their peers projected onto a large screen.<p>“I failed my first college writing …

College & University

Lesson Plan Ideas: Engage Students & Improve Writing Skills

[Free Sheets] 9 Lesson Plan Ideas for Educators<p>Educators are faced with an increasing challenge of engaging students. How can teachers effectively …

The Future of Education: How A.I. and Immersive Tech Will Reshape Learning Forever

<i>How Immersive Media and Artificial Intelligence can Change Education Forever</i><p>Education is an odd bird: we all know it could be better, while at the …

Teaching in a Tough School

“SUCK MY FUCKIN’ DICK, MISTER.” When his student Chantay delivered this message to first year teacher Ed Boland in front of their entire ninth-grade …

These 15 Projects Are Solving the World’s Toughest Education Problems

Sky-high suspension rates, bullied kids, and underfunded schools—those are some of the hot education topics in the United States. But in other parts …

Customer Service

Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Here’s the latest edition of this every-weekend feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding …

Methods to Teach High School Students Critical Thinking | Synonym

Teachers can use challenging, open-ended debate questions to help their high school students build critical thinking skills.<p>Critical thinking skills …

Pedagogy

8 of America's most prestigious private schools make students read these books during summer

It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at America's most prestigious private schools must still endure the rigors of homework during their summer vacations with a …

College & University

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Cleaning

9 Things That Successful Schools Have in Common

Do you want to have a successful school? Are you looking to work for a successful school system? Check out this blog to learn the nine …

Is Friendship a Skill That Can Be Taught in Schools?

It seems kind of obvious, doesn’t it? That kids, between reading and writing and ‘rithmetic and crafts, will also learn a social skill or two? In the …

University of Sheffield

4 pieces of feedback that teachers should collect from their students

In another post, I presented a case why teachers should seek feedback from their students. In deciding to seek feedback from students, it is …

Pedagogy