Mike O'Neill

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Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching

<b>By Trevor MacKenzie</b>Whether it be project-based learning, design thinking or genius hour, it’s easy to get confused by the many education buzzwords …

Pedagogy

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

Hattie thinks of the three inputs students bring to learning as “skill, will, and thrill.” And, while what a student already knows may be one of the …

Pedagogy

7 Real-World Math Strategies | Edutopia

Math used to be all rote memorization and pencil-to-paper equations disconnected from the real world, but more and more teachers are realizing the …

Teaching

Paper Tweets Build SEL Skills

Setting Up a Twitter Board<p>Creating a Twitter board is simple. Make a template with space for a profile picture, the student’s real name, a …

Pedagogy

Want Students to Read Deeply? Ask Them These Two Kinds of Questions

Students often summarize or spout cliched morals when asked to analyze literature. But a new study finds two new ways teachers can get them to look …

Teaching

10 tech tools that will make you a super teacher!

Just kidding. Because there are no tech tools that will make us super teachers. Pencils didn’t make us super teachers. Textbooks didn’t make us super …

Textbooks

Social and emotional learning

Supporting children’s social and emotional development<p>Babies are born communicators and are capable of experiencing and expressing a wide range of …

Teaching

5 Guiding Principles of Social and Emotional Learning

With SEL Resources for Your Classroom<p>According to CASEL, social-emotional learning can be defined as: “<i>the process through which children and adults</i> …

Pedagogy

From Analog to Digital: How to Write for an Online Audience

The ubiquity and impact of digital writing can’t be ignored. Nearly 70% of Americans get some of their news from social media; world views—impacting …

Social Media

The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory

The experiences we have with narratives starting as young children establish supportive conditions in the brain for learning and remembering, based …

George Lucas

Beyond the Weekly Word List

There is also a strong correlation between ease with spelling and writing fluency. Students who must dedicate a lot of time to basic skills like …

Pedagogy

Non-Math Essentials for Learning Math | Edutopia

Learning math can be tough. Belongingness provides a basis for persevering through the difficulties associated with solving problems. When students …

Teaching

For All the Benefits of Studying Mathematics, Some Critics See a Dark Side

Could the objective assurance in correct answers mandated in mathematics education teach students to be similarly calculating and assured when it …

Mathematics

Regie Routman: On the Level with Leveled Books

To level, or not to level? Like many educational dilemmas there is no simple right or wrong answer. Literacy coach and author Regie Routman explores …

Teaching

Student Choice and the Venerable Vocab List

Can we plan our vocabulary instruction so that all students can walk away with a stronger vocabulary?<p>I think so. We can start by giving students the …

Teaching

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

“From this perspective, forgetting is not necessarily a failure of memory,” explain Richards and Frankland in the study. “Rather, it may represent an …

Teaching

'I Have, Who Has?' Math Games

Free printables help students learn math facts to 20<p>The right worksheets can make learning math fun for young students. The free printables below let …

Mathematics

How to Make Math More Emotionally Engaging For Students

Adam Leaman, who teaches variations of algebra, trigonometry and calculus to high schoolers in Summit, N.J., said that a sense of awe about …

Mathematics

Encouraging Persistence in Math

The dice in a corner problem from the NRICH Project is a perfect example. This problem asks students to align at least three dice in a corner such …

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

Adolescence is a tornado of change: Not only is it the period of fastest physical change in life – aside from infancy – but also newfound drives, …

What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

Yesterday was _____.<br>Today is _____.<br>Tomorrow will be _____.<p>Does dressing a teddy bear for the weather each day make optimal use of instructional time? …

So Longhand: Has Cursive Reached The End Of The Line?

<i>Geoff Nunberg (</i>@GeoffNunberg) <i>is a linguist who teaches at the School of Information at the University of California at Berkeley.</i><p>Is longhand doomed? People were predicting that as early as 1938, when <i>The New York Times</i> warned that writing by hand would soon be swallowed by the universal typewriter. …

University of California

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

On New Year’s Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors.“I was holding them up to my palm as if …

Education

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

Building agency begins with parents, because it has to be cultivated and nurtured in childhood, write Stixrud and Johnson. But many parents find that …

Weekly Circles for Students and Faculty

At Valor Collegiate Academies, students participate in weekly meetings incorporating mindfulness and sharing exercises, as well as an opportunity to …

Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy

Classrooms in the U.S. often focus most attention on literacy and math, largely because those skills are considered foundational and are tested. …

The Longest War

Technically, the Korean War never ended—and it’s influenced every American conflict since it began.<p>“Can you believe that we’re talking about the …

What Bourdain Gave Us

David KlionAnthony Bourdain at his best was like punk at its best: profane and combative, but righteous rather than cynical or nihilistic. The post …

6th Grade Is Tough; It Helps To Be 'Top Dog'

Oh, middle school. The land of pantsing. Mean girls who won't let you sit with them in the cafeteria. And, these days, cryptic taunts posted on social media, where parents and teachers can't always see them.<p>Middle schoolers report higher rates of bullying and fights than students in any other grade …

How Can Middle Schools Best Organize to Help Young Adolescents Thrive?

Our research shows that when the school is made to feel smaller, that's when young adolescents flourish more. With a K-8 school you have potentially …