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Teaching Strategies: What to Ask Before Assigning Homework

Homework seems like a foundational component of school. It’s a pillar of education, a rite of passage for school-aged children everywhere. It is so …

Teaching

Teaching Is not Learning -- The Guided Discovery Approach for Learning

Quite often the words "teaching" and "learning" are used synonymously. According to Ackoff and Greenberg, the authors of the book Turning Learning Right Side Up, "Traditional education assumes that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught."<p>Is this assumption …

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional language, he describes some costly …

To My Son's Future Teacher

My son saw his first snow last winter. He stuck his little face straight up in the air and squealed with delight when he felt the cold, soft flakes …

Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

This leads to a conversation about the nature of happiness. Students argue that happiness lacks a universal definition. One student shares, …

Pedagogy

Teacher Asks These Questions In A Classroom But The Replies They Got Are Priceless.

Teaching

Flipped Learning and Bloom's Taxonomy

While I was at the ISTE Conference last month I attended a presentation on flipped learning by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams. The essential question …

How To: Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides

Working in a one-to-one school district, where every student is provided with a device such as an iPad or Chromebook, can be a great opportunity of …

Connected Educators Strive To Be ‘Genius Makers’

For co-authors Todd Whitaker, Jeff Zoul and Jimmy Casas, a "connected educator" is a teacher or school leader who not only brings what they know to …

Online Learning

11 Ways to Evaluate Your Preaching and Teaching

<b>SPECIAL NOTE: Dr. Lawless recently launched a site of his own at ChuckLawless.com with daily posts as well as a daily Bible reading devotional. He</b> …

Teaching

13 Reasons Students Hate Teachers

“Wait just a second,” you say as you read this title. “My students don’t hate me.”<p>Granted, not all students hate teachers, and you just might be that …

5 Reasons Homework Destroys Learning

I have blasted traditional homework for many years in many places, yet this awful practice continues in schools worldwide, stirring a hatred of …

I Just Asked My Students What Kills Their Motivation

“What can we do to motivate our students who need it the most?” my principal recently asked. ​Because I am fascinated with motivation, because I love …