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Lesson Planning for Engagement

Structuring Lessons with Learning Goals in Mind<br>October 27, 2011 | Volume <b>7</b> | Issue <b>2</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Lesson Planning for Engagement<p>Fiona S. Baker<p>…


15 Actionable Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation and Engagement

By: Terri Eichholz. Although it seems paradoxical for teachers to extrinsically motivate students to intrinsically motivate themselves, here are 15 …


A Look Back: The Best Piece Of Classroom Management Advice I Ever Read

<b>Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Extraordinary “What If?” Student Project

Last month, I shared two important articles pushing teachers to use the question “What if?” more with their students (see Asking “Why Not?” & “What …

Why Ask Why? 17 Different Types of Questions to Ask.

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LifeLiqe App: Amazing Hi-Res Visual Models for STEM Subjects

Bringing Learning to Life with Interactive Visual ModelsThis weekend I took at look at the LifeLiqe app. LifeLiqe is an app for iOS or Windows that …


Ten Ways to Leverage Student Choice in Your Classroom

My kids participate in an amazing hands-on learning experience every summer. It’s called home. It’s where they write stories, paint pictures, go on …

Should kids still learn cursive? New laws mandate handwriting in school

Another school year, another intense debate over the fate of cursive in the classroom.<p>Many schools now limit handwriting instruction, noting children are better off preparing for the real world, where nimble texting thumbs and quick typing fingers create most written communication.<p>But many kids are …

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15 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Minimum effort, maximum flavor.

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …


Three-quarters of teachers are thinking of quitting ... and this moving letter helps to explain why

The number of teachers seriously considering leaving the profession has reached record levels as “crushing” workload levels emerge as their top …