Kari Victoria Holland

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A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Narrative Writing

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Teaching

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

Pedagogy

A School's Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock 'Em Up

Any teacher will tell you, class has never been the same since kids started coming to school with cellphones. Ancient Roman history will pretty much never win the day when competing with Snapchat and Instagram.<p>And sneaky as kids think they are, teachers know exactly what's going on when students …

High School

How Scientists Are Growing Mini Brains In Petri Dishes For Experiments

All week, <i>All Things Considered</i> is offering Highly Specific Superlatives in honor of the year that was. On Tuesday, we look at the weirdest leap forward in brain science. Researchers can now grow mini brains in a petri dish and then experiment on them.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>All this week we …

A Scientist's Gender Can Skew Research Results

The results of an IQ test can depend on the gender of the person who's conducting the test. Likewise, studies of pain medication can be completely thrown off by the gender of the experimenter. This underappreciated problem is one reason that some scientific findings don't stand the test of …

Government Scientists Say A Controversial Pesticide Is Killing Endangered Salmon

The federal government's top fisheries experts say that three widely used pesticides — including the controversial insecticide chlorpyrifos — are jeopardizing the survival of many species of salmon, as well as orcas that feed on those salmon.<p>It's a fresh attack on a chemical that the Environmental …

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

Creative Writing

V Books: Toni Morrison’s ‘The Origin Of Others’ Encourages Minorities To Control Their Narrative

As of late, I’ve been pondering, and carrying troubling thoughts, on whether or not my identity, and how white America sees me as a black man, is …

Why Teachers Need Their Freedom

Educators must remain engaged and autonomous in order to do their jobs well and avoid burnout.<p>My co-teacher and I met in the parking lot before school and stared into my car trunk at the costumes and props we had gathered over the weekend. We were giddy with excitement and nervous because neither …

Teaching

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

<b>By Beth Holland</b>As digital devices become more common in classrooms, teachers and students are discovering that what worked in the analog world may …

Pedagogy

FlipGrid: A Platform to Crowdsource Reflection, Metacognition and Perspective

I recently learned about this platform, FlipGrid, and am very enthusiastic when I think of the potential it can bring for teachers and learners.<b>The</b> …