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Pedagogy

Retakes Do Not Promote Laziness. They Exemplify Compassion

First Person<p>—Getty<p><i>Editor's note: For a counterpoint to this piece, see Baptiste Delvallé’s opinion essay, "Why I Give Students Only One Chance on</i> …

Teaching

Top Opinion Blog Posts of 2017: Education Week's Most Viewed

The editors of <i>Education Week</i> compiled a list of the 10 most-viewed posts this year from the educators, researchers, and education experts who make up …

Teaching

When it comes to discrimination "good intentions" are not enough

I have a confession to make. One of the reasons I married my husband was because I loved his younger brother.<p>Now, before you jump to any conclusions, …

Strengths should be the focus in education, not student and teacher deficits

This August marks the first time in 15 years that I didn’t have an official first day of school. Instead, this August, I transitioned to full-time …

Teaching
Teaching

Student-Driven Differentiation: Putting Student Voice Behind The Wheel

Asking different questions isn't enough if teachers aren't listening to the answers students provide. Here are 3 ways to have authentic …

Pedagogy

The Three Biggest Time Killers We Do Little to Avoid

There are 3 big time killers, and we do them all the time.

Teaching

Teachers, Do We Appreciate One Another?

<b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach specializing in differentiation</b> …

Why Differentiation Misses the Mark for Gifted Students

"Differentiation might have a chance to work if we are willing, as a nation, to return to the days when students of similar abilities were placed in …

Pedagogy

Differentiation: Attainable or Somewhere Over the Rainbow?

Saying "data" in conjunction with student learning often feels sterile and uncaring. However, data is much more than just numbers, and you can learn …

Pedagogy

Differentiation is The Key to Assessment For Learning

<i>“Too often, educational tests, grades, and report cards are treated by teachers as autopsies when they should be viewed as physicals.</i>” Douglas …

Standards-Based Grading Made My Kid Average

Standards-based grading is sending a message to some parents that their children are average. This comes as a shock to those parents who have always …

Pedagogy

Mom, Can You Pleeeease Record Me?

If video works so well in teaching, could it be just as beneficial for students?

Teaching

Check Your 'Selfie' Advice From a 58-Year Veteran Teacher

"History is not about memorizing facts. This class is not about me telling you what you need to know. History is about learning from our past. This …

Teaching

4 Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand

Think you have teacher clarity? Here are four Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand

Pedagogy
Education

Instructional Coaching in 20 Seconds or Less

<b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach specializing in differentiation</b> …

Last I Checked, Compliance Isn't a Learning Standard

<b>Today's guest post is written by Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach specializing in differentiation for Skokie School District 73.5 in</b> …

Learning Strategies, Not Learning Styles

Too often we put students in boxes and label them with learning styles, when we should be teaching them learning strategies to use when we aren't …

Pedagogy

Instructional Coaching: Finally, an Easy Choice

<b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground contributer Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach specializing in</b> …

Pedagogy
Teaching

Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let's Get It Right.

<b>Today's guest post is written by Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach specializing in differentiation for Skokie School District 73.5 in</b> …

Pedagogy