Jessie Lubbers

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Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

What's Plan B?<p>When you're integrating technology and designing a classroom management strategy, it's always best to think about the kind of scene …

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Also like a muscle, empathy is easy to forget, particularly when operating in a crisis mode, always putting out fires. As a personal example, my …

Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity

Lessons on discoveries that learning changes the structure and function of the brain can engage students, especially when combined with explicit …

Critical Thinking Pathways

Meanwhile, watch out for CT posers. An awkward moment with a textbook representative ensued when I pointed out a ninth grade basal question. …

SMART Goal Setting With Your Students

Here is a practical example, starting with a typical, but not especially SMART, goal:<p>I will do better on my report card in the next marking …

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

Calculating Cognitive Depth<p>For classroom teachers, the more important question is one of practice: how do we create rich environments where all …

Pedagogy

Protect Your Prep: 5 Ways to Avoid Ambushes, Interruptions, and Procrastination

1. Have Upfront Conversations Around Protecting Work Time<p>You can do this as a school, a grade or subject team, or with co-teachers. One elementary …

Teaching

Calif. Governor Appeals Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure

<i>By guest blogger Madeline Will</i><p>California Gov. Jerry Brown has appealed the court ruling that struck down the state's teacher-tenure laws, a day after …

Principals Aren't Tapping Teacher-Effectiveness Data, Says Study

Despite a trove of data on teacher effectiveness that has accumulated from the rollout of teacher-evaluation systems in recent years, many principals …

Secret Teacher: jargon is ruining our children's education

"What do you do when you get to school in the morning?" a colleague asked a younger member of my family recently. "Well, when we get to class, we get out our books and start on our non-negotiables," replied the child, who is in year 2. "What are they?" the colleague inquired. "Don't know" was the …

Do the maths on education choices

The Council for the Mathematical Sciences, which represents the learned societies for mathematics in the UK, (CMS) takes issue with most of Simon Jenkins’s article (The maths mechanics, 8 August). But at this time of the year, when young people are concerned about A-level choices and university …