Jason Saikaly

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Reading with Pictures: Serious Learning Through Comics

Creating Reading With Pictures<p>That's why I connected with Josh Elder, an award-winning graphic novelist and nationally syndicated cartoonist who, in …

Teaching

Reading in School

Over the past 10 years, I’ve had the opportunity to visit hundreds of classrooms and speak with countless numbers of kids and school staff. When I …

Teaching

Putting an End to Fake Reading

While I’m still constantly on the lookout for better ways to help my students find books they love and develop a habit of reading, I’ve put together …

Teaching

A Powerful Approach to Reading Instruction

Although this was my first formal teaching position, I wasn’t totally lacking in experience. The prior summer I had prepared for teaching at the …

Aiming for Discipline Instead of Punishment

With our most difficult students, the current way schools try to discipline students does not change their behavior, and often it escalates the …

Teaching

10 Genius Ways to Get Kids to Love Reading

Reading is more than simply a tool for success – it is the best way to teach children about the world around them. Books allow children to go places …

Kids

4 Stages Of Curiosity

<b>4 Stages Of Curiosity & 20 Indicators That Reveal Them</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Where curiosity comes from isn’t entirely clear.That’s probably because there is …

Pedagogy

Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education

Sir Ken Robinson’s views on creativity are abundantly well documented. In his 2006 TED Talk—still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we …

Education

4 STEM Tools That Turn Students’ Curiosity Into Real Learning

To some, curiosity suggests actively seeking out challenges and new experiences. While that’s partly true, studies suggest that curiosity has a …

Education Technology

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about the definition of intrinsic motivation in the past. …

Teaching

How To Teach Students To Research Without Google

How To Teach Students To Research Without Google by Jane Healey, Ph.D Inquiry-based learning is one of the current buzz phrases, meaning students …

Teaching

10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom

<b>10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom</b><p><b>by TeachThought Staff</b><p>We’ve talked about how and when to use inquiry-based learning–and apps …

3 Simple Ways To Create A More Positive Classroom Atmosphere

<b>3 Simple Ways To Create A More Positive Classroom Atmosphere</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Here are two questions to think about as you reflect on your daily …

25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good …

Teaching

31 Surprising Facts About Learning

31 Surprising Facts About Learning (That Challenge The Academic Approach) Have you checked your assumptions about student learning at the door? …

Pedagogy

Effective Student-Led Discussions

With practice, my students and I found success with the Harkness method. I also tried Socratic seminar and other approaches that emphasize student …

Teaching

Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting tens of millions of people in the United States. But getting help for children who have it …

Teaching

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

A New Anthology of Asian American Writing Asks What Home Even Means

‘Go Home!’, edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, attempts to answer the question “Where are you from?”Photo by Simson Petrol on UnsplashIt’s 2018, and, …

Books

Embracing the Whole Child

Four Suggestions<p>In embracing a more whole-child, humanizing approach to teaching and learning, Salazar proposes specific ways educators can express …

Teaching

Using Science to Bring Literature to Life

The stories suddenly became something students could see, feel, and experience. They could see science as being creative. Showing students how …

Teaching

In High School, the Kids Are Not All Right

There are plenty of resources for dealing with student mental health issues, of course—though most of them are geared either toward college kids or, …

What Is Mindfulness? Students Share What It Looks Like in Public Schools

Addison Green, a fifth-grade student from Austin, Texas, tells a packed room of educators at SXSW EDU that since her district added mindfulness …

Mindfulness

How ‘Reality-Based Education’ Could Transform Learning

Community<p>How ‘Reality-Based Education’ Could Transform Learning<p>By Jenny Abamu, Stephen Noonoo, Tina Nazerian and Tony Wan     Mar 7, 2018<p>Jenny …

How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects | MindShift

Chris was a shy, introverted student in my senior-level English class. Throughout the course I saw Chris raise his hand during a class discussion …

Why gamification in elearning is important (4 reasons)

Are you struggling to engage and motivate your learners? Gamification in elearning has been a hot topic in recent years. In this article, Steve …

Encouraging a Love of Reading in a Culture of Assessment

<i>[SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read or seen the whole Harry Potter series and you plan to, stop here!]</i><p>For months last year, my son listened avidly as …

Home

How language learning may be simpler than you think

We’ve talked before about how we should all set aside a little time to improve ourselves, and language learning is one of the best ways to do that. …

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

<b>How To Design A 21st Century Assessment</b><p>Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, …