Jason Saikaly

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Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

“From this perspective, forgetting is not necessarily a failure of memory,” explain Richards and Frankland in the study. “Rather, it may represent an …

Students

How to Create Learning Opportunities For Kids on the Bus

Though her own children are long since grown, Sheila Hall rides alongside her “babies” on a yellow school bus for about an hour every weekday morning …

San Francisco

From bedtime stories to bribes: how to get your child reading more

Each year when we went on holiday, my parents would treat us to a Summer Special comic. The Beano for my older brother, Blue Jeans for me. I can still feel the paper stiff with salt, the pages carrying the sweet coconut tang of Hawaiian Tropic. I didn’t care if the stories were seldom truly …

Books

Children’s and teens roundup: the best new picture books and novels

There’s a rich harvest of historical adventure for readers of eight-plus this month. Set in the late 18th century, Catherine Johnson’s <b>Freedom</b> (Scholastic) is the powerful story of Nathaniel, brought from Jamaica to England solely to tend pineapple plants aboard the ship by masters who have sold off …

Books

Picture books for children reviews – witty, wise and heart-melting

Mini Rabbit will stop at nothing for cake. Off he goes, bouncing over mountains and meadows, hollering “caaaaake!”, in search of berries to finish off his mum’s latest creation. With his colourful debut picture book, <b>Mini Rabbit Not Lost</b> (6 Sept, HarperCollins, £12.99), and its teeny, wide-eyed …

Books

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures

Words by Neil Gaiman and illustrations by Chris Riddell

Libraries

More Talking in Class, Please

Providing consistent, structured time for students to participate in collaborative conversations can improve the overall classroom environment …

Teaching

Reading Buddies

Peer mentoring is a powerful, underused tool in schools. One study suggests that partnering with higher achieving peers can have a positive influence …

Teaching

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>When I worked with student teachers</b> on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise …

Teaching

Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think

After his bath each night, Julie Atkinson’s eight-year-old son grabs the iPad and settles into bed for some reading time through kids’ book app Epic! …

High School

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Books

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

Improving Reading Skills Through Talking

A Reading Strategy for All Learners<p><b>Preview:</b> Have students go through the text with a partner before they begin reading, making observations about …

Teaching

60-Second Strategy: Appreciation, Apology, Aha!

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

The power of stories with children's author Morris Gleitzman

IT takes a special kind of person to command your attention from the moment they speak.<p>Children’s author Morris Gleitzman is one such character as …

10 Digital Comic Books You Need to Read Right Now

Whether you’re looking for science fiction, super heroics, or social commentary, these are the best digital comics you can read on your computer, …

Comic Books

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Mobile phones were particularly problematic, and linked to reading infrequency.<p>Murdoch University lecturer Margaret Merga said her research, which …

How to transform your teenager from a reluctant reader to avid bookworm in five steps

What do you do when your child has reached adolescence and suddenly shudders at the thought of reading for pleasure?<p>Is there anything a parent can do?<p>…

Research shows the importance of parents reading with children – even after children can read

Many of us will be able to recall the enjoyment of shared reading: being read to and sharing reading with our parents. However, my research has found …

Flexible Classrooms: Research Is Scarce, But Promising

Despite the challenges, an ambitious effort to study the design of lived-in classrooms, including looking at hard-to-define factors like flexibility, …

George Lucas

Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching

<b>By Trevor MacKenzie</b>Whether it be project-based learning, design thinking or genius hour, it’s easy to get confused by the many education buzzwords …

What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story?

“I want The Three Bears!”These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a …

Connectivity

How Passion Projects and Community Partners Create Relevant Learning for Teens in School

When a huge flood devastated Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2008 the community was faced with a host of problems more commonly seen in big cities, like …

Iowa

Encouraging Persistence in Math

The dice in a corner problem from the NRICH Project is a perfect example. This problem asks students to align at least three dice in a corner such …

Communication Skills

Setting Up Norms for Independent Work

Students Don’t Start Out Knowing Our Expectations<p>I’ve learned the hard way—and don’t we all?—that I cannot assume my students know my expectations …

A Magical Summer Reading List

Then summer comes and students aren’t in school working through units. The reading log, a popular strategy, usually lacks a theme and can feel like …

Kids

A Case For Flipping Learning—Without Videos

When professor Lorena Barba talks to other educators about flipping their classrooms, the approach she hears is often similar. Faculty assign …

How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms

Educators and parents have long known that curiosity is at the center of powerful learning. But too often, in the push to meet standards and pressure …

Pedagogy

Why Students Cheat—and What to Do About It

“Why did you cheat in high school?” I posed the question to a dozen former students.<p>“I wanted good grades and I didn’t want to work,” said Sonya, who …