Katherine Kurek

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It's The Constant Criticism That's Putting People Off Teaching

Schools are facing a recruitment shortage that has all the signs of turning into a full-blown crisis, as the constant criticism is putting people off teaching.<p>In the last few days, the Association of School and College Leaders, which represents many school principals in the U.K., reported a survey …

American Students Who Struggle With English Outnumber Kids Born Abroad

Many children who were educated exclusively in U.S. schools still can't speak the language well.<p>Being born in the United States does not guarantee proficiency in English. Maybe you knew this, maybe you didn’t. But it was new to me. Here’s what I learned.<p>This month, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> wrote about …

Schools Need Redemption, Not Innovation

Are our school systems really in need of innovation? The reformers say so. This is the story told by the media and at education conferences. The most common narrative argues that schools are stuck in an outdated paradigm–the ‘factory model’ of education may have been useful in the 20th Century, but …

UKED magazine Jan 2014

Follow<p>UKED magazine Jan 2014<p>The first issue of the UKED Magazine from UKedchat. Subscribe at http://j.mp/ukedmagsub<p>UKED magazine Jan 2014<p>The first …

Getting to Know Them

"Getting to know you,<p>Getting to know all about you,<p>Getting to like you,<p>Getting to hope you like me."<p>Perhaps one year on the first day I will burst …

Siblings

Auditory Awareness: Are Students Hearing the Lesson?

My daughter, Mercedes, attends a school of the arts here in San Antonio so we go to a lot of performances. Luckily we are able to enjoy her …

Creating a Welcoming and Intellectually Challenging Classroom

Veteran educators Dorothy M. Steele and Becki Cohn-Vargas offer this simple but powerful suggestion to build a more inclusive, equitable environment …

Setting up the classroom | On Our Minds

<b>Setting up a classroom is a task that would challenge the most talented interior designer.</b> Classroom management isn’t just about managing people – it …

Classroom Management: Resource Roundup

Building Positive Learning Communities<p>20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment by Rebecca Alber (Updated 2015)<p>Alber provides strategies for …

STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

Explore ways to use STEM lessons and approaches to help students practice cross-disciplinary thinking and build skills in science, technology, …

Helping Students Start the School Year With a Positive Mindset

You may also wish to use other creative forms of sharing, such as having students create a collage or chart with all of their answers to each …

Teaching

4 Early-Year Keys for Effective Classroom Discipline

I am really pleased to have you all in this class. There are a lot of great things we'll be doing, and there's lots of new stuff to learn. I'm …

Teaching

How to teach a young introvert

What should we do with the quiet kids? A conversation with Susan Cain on the future of classroom education.<p>Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of …

30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

<b>Embrace creativity as part of learning.</b> Create a classroom that recognizes creativity. You may want to design awards or bulletin boards to showcase …

Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

To counter this, we identified a set of attributes required for innovation, and we call them the Galileo Innovator's …

Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the …

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

To change that is easier said than done. Working within an answers-based education system, and in a culture where questioning may be seen as a sign …

Academic Sponge Activities

“Out! Everybody out! Everybody get changed right now! We are not having another swimming lesson until you can all learn how to behave yourselves …

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

<b>20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers</b><p>by <b>Miriam Clifford</b><p><i>This post has been updated from a previous post.</i><p>There is an age old adage …

Eight Tips for Creating Homemade Books

by: Julia Luckenbill Does your infant or toddler enthusiastically point out images of herself on your computer? Does your preschooler ask you repeat …

The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

Classroom management is a delicate balancing act often learned through experience and trial-and-error experimentation. Whether you're a new or …

Educating Parents About Education

Things Have Changed<p>In the past, communication has always been a key factor in bringing teachers and parents together. Today, we might add …

Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

<b>Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Essential questions are, ask Grant Wiggins defines, ‘essential’ in the sense of signaling …

On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

Just to be clear: Scaffolding a lesson and differentiating instruction are two different things. Scaffolding is breaking up the learning into chunks …

8 Play-Based Strategies to Engage Youth in Learning

"Play is an important tool in our work with young people and adults. Nothing creates a safer space for youth to stretch themselves, explore, grow, …

Get to Know Your Teachers, Kids

A new study suggests that a simple acquaintance exercise might improve classroom relationships and even close the achievement gap.<p>The teacher-student relationship impacts every aspect of the educational experience. When students don’t feel safe, respected, or truly known by their teacher, they are …

Using Participatory Journals to Connect Students

In Art Class<p>I'm an art teacher and to help my students understand the possibilities of participation for learning and creativity, I designed a …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …