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7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

1. Discovery Zone<p>The discovery zone houses all those items that spark imagination. These include arts and crafts materials, manipulatives, recorders, …

Teaching

6 Engaging End-of-Year Projects

I don't know about your students, but so many of mine, coupled with Senioritis, were done after state testing. (The well had run dry, no blood from a …

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

Facts About Round Robin Reading<p>In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in …

Teaching

Positive Classroom Environment through Classroom Design

For Teachers Updated December 5, 2017<p>How Comfortable Classrooms Lead to a Better Student Community<p>By The Room 241 Team <i>•</i> October 19, 2012<p><i>This post has</i> …

A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

I was supervising a teacher who was enrolled in our program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that focused on developing student …

Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty

You could play music -- break the ice by letting them watch you whip, whip, then watch you nae, nae. You could even encourage teachers to get up and …

Pedagogy

Beyond Academics: What a Holistic Approach to Learning Could Look Like

Nurturing a child's developmental growth requires greater communication by the adults in the different areas of a child's life: school, extra …

Teaching

5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

Hey H.Wilson,<br>Could you explain a bit more of the type of lesson structure you see happening? Mainly lecture? Project Based? Constructavist? How do …

KQED

When we talk about the digital divide in education, the discussions revolve mainly around two factors: lack of access to the internet and lack of …

How to Make Sure That Project-based Learning is Applied Well in Schools

By Thom MarkhamNow that project-based learning (PBL) is becoming more popular, the doubters and haters also have surfaced. The recent anti-PBL …

Pedagogy

The Art of Reflection

A few weeks ago, I met with a group of educators to discuss their observations from a series of learning walks in classrooms. They found that though …

Classroom Strategies for Improving Behavior Management

Behavior management is one of the biggest challenges that all teachers face. Some teachers are naturally strong in this area while others have to …

Teaching

Practical Classroom Management Strategies for Teachers

One of the biggest challenges for almost every teacher, especially first-year teachers, is how to handle classroom management. It can be a struggle …

Teaching

Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students

Teachers work very hard to give all students as much feedback on their work as possible. Unfortunately, there are limits to how much time a teacher …