Erin Shillinger

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How To Record Yourself For Reading Assessment - Rethink

While I was playing guitar, I suddenly had an idea to improve the reading skills of young learners and people who are foreign to a new language. When …

20 + Things you can do with QR codes in your school

QR codes are possibly one of the most underused useful features of new technology. Perhaps one of the main reasons for this is that many people see …

Using Book Creator to create math riddles - Book Creator app

Last year I was brainstorming with the Kindergarten teachers, looking for an app that was a “just right” fit for our young students to create books. …

When are we going to do some REAL math?

I’ve had the privilege to have a preservice teacher in my classroom for the last few weeks. He’s enthusiastic, incredibly positive, great with the …

Teaching

Inquiry Based Learning AKA Project Based Learning

Mind/Shift and Edutopia are leading sources of educational thought. Cogitate on these for awhile!<p>1. The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based …

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping by Jennifer Rita Nichols Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for …

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms

Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the …

Education Technology

The Same… or Different?

For many math teachers, the single most difficult issue they face on a daily basis is how to meet the needs of so many students that vary greatly in …

Pedagogy

Make a Student-Centred Classroom [Part 3]

Which Learning Management system (LMS) do you use? Blackboard? Schoology? Moodle? I guess these days, mine would be called “My Students,” you may or …

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

Students--and especially boys--need hours of physical activity every day. They don't get enough because their schools won't let them.<p>This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and …

Standardized Testing

Top 10 Terms Students Need to Know to Be Successful on Standardized Tests

Standardized testing is a stressful time for everyone involved: students, teachers, and parents. Preparing students for standardized testing is a …