Jen Gauley

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Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

<i>"If something on their desk or in their pocket dings, rings or vibrates — they will lose focus."</i><p><i>"Students are doing so much in class, distraction and disruption isn't really something I worry about."</i><p>How should teachers — both K-12 and college — deal with the use of computers and phones by students …

Teaching

Why Every Class Needs Read Alouds

"It slows us down, relaxes us, reminds us of the joy and inspiration of a well-crafted story. Being read to puts us in the frame of mind for learning …

6 PD Reads You Shouldn’t Miss

In May we used our Facebook and Instagram feeds to ask, “What books would you recommend to your teacher friends this summer?” We expected to round up …

Pedagogy

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

Women In The Math Wars: Jo Boaler

In 1992, Mattel's Teen Talk Barbie hit store shelves, lamenting, "Math class is tough!"<p>The product was immediately attacked by the American Association of University Women, which featured the comment in a report on how schools shortchange girls. In response to the furor, Mattel ultimately pulled …

ASCD EDge: A Professional Networking Community for Educators

Discontinuation Notice<p>The ASCD EDge® online community closed on July 1, 2018.<p>If you have arrived at this page through a link to one of these URLs, …

5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater …

Education

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.<p>A new report out this month pulls together some stark numbers on this:<p>Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That's on par with nurses …

Mindfulness

This net-zero elementary school offers a lesson in sustainable design

Designed like a “science experiment,” the sleek, streamlined, solar panel-clad P.S. 62 in Staten Island is one of the nation's most energy-efficient schools<p>From the playground, The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, also known as P.S. 62, looks like something …

A New Model for Teacher PD

<i>By Brad Spirrison, Communication Specialist, Participate Learning</i><p>Teachers who embrace new technologies recognize that professional development (PD) …

6 Common Assumptions About ADHD That Aren’t Helping Students

The U.S. Department of Education released a letter to schools last week informing them of their obligations to identify and assist students with …

Autism

Why Discipline Should Be Aligned With A School’s Learning Philosophy

After school one day, a middle school girl got physically aggressive with one of her peers while still on school property. At some schools she would …

Pedagogy

How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. …

Teaching

organize, read and share what matters to you.

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Supporting Student Agency through Student Led Conferences

<i>By Nicole Assisi and Sherre Vernon</i><p>In a world where young people are creators and consumers of media, where they have to navigate thousands of images …

A Student Perspective on Voice, Choice, and Meaning

<b>Joshua Block:</b> Amanda, I met you when you were in tenth grade. I remember you as someone who was timid but often motivated. What do you remember about …

Engagement from Technology Use Is Different Than Engagement from Learning

By Eric PatnoudesThe nature of the work students are doing will always trump the novel engagement, due to the presence of technology in the classroom.

3 Ways Project Bloks Can Change the Coding World

By Meghan Bogardus CortezThe latest from Google’s research lab lets kids play through programming.

Research

5 essential apps for autistic learners

Mobile technology has opened up a plethora of resources for students with special needs, including students with autism. Here we’re highlighting …

Autism

2 Steps for Using Technology as a Catalyst for Learning

By Wendy DrexlerAn expert offers her advice for moving forward with technology-infused learning.

Learning

Science Shows Habits Spread Like Disease. How to Catch the Habits You Want.

Research finds that we transmit habits like diseases, or like cures. How to use that insight to make the habits you want stick.<p>Studies show that quitting smoking and losing weight spread through networks like diseases do. Many other behavioral changes work similarly.<p>If you lead, you change behavior …

Remake Your Class: 6 Steps to Get Started

Here are the steps that can help you get started today.<p>1. Give Yourself Permission to Start<p>Remaking your physical environment is an exciting way to …

Why discipline is different from punishment

I shared this image recently on Facebook and was really surprised by the amount of pushback it received.<p>There were a number of teachers who felt that …

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

Big Strategies: Fundamental Principles of Classroom Management<p><i>1. Follow the first step of hypnosis.</i><p>A hypnotist's first induction technique often …

Teaching

Teaching Strategies

This page provides resources to support excellent, innovative instruction in a variety of teaching settings. You’ll also find links to more general …

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking

Dawn of the New Literacies

And Nicholas Carr, who famously asked "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" in a 2008 article for <i>The Atlantic</i>, points out in his new book, <i>The Shallows: What</i> …

Education Technology

Field Notes: Five Teacher Behaviors That Prepare Students to Lead

Leveraging Student-Led Classrooms<br>July 14, 2016 | Volume <b>11</b> | Issue <b>21</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Field Notes: Five Teacher Behaviors That Prepare Students …

Using Literacy Apps in Special Education

Mobile devices have permeated teaching and learning environments. Apps can improve preschool students’ math understanding, can positively impact …

Apps