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Conversations Instead of Grades

At the start of this year, I wrote a blog titled “Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook,” which detailed my desire to rethink assessment …

Pedagogy

Genius, 5-Ingredient Fried Chicken—Without the Frying

Judy Hesser doesn’t mince words. “I used to pan-fry chicken, but it's a pain in the neck to clean up all that grease.”<p>She’s right! So she doesn’t do it anymore—because decades ago, Judy (you might know her as Amanda’s mom) learned a better way, though it came without measurements, through word of …

Cooking

How to Cook Kale in a Pan With Butter or Oil

Dark, leafy greens such as kale are some of the most nutrient-dense foods. According to the book "Superfoods for Dummies," kale is rich in vitamins …

5 Incredibly Simple Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Empower Their People | Inc.com

As a parent, one thing I've learned is the importance of empowerment. Unless you want your kids to rely on you forever--and worse yet, never move out--you have to give them the tools they need to survive and then let go. In my professional experience, I've learned those same lessons also apply to …

Team Building

3 Habits of Remarkably Likeable Leaders

When these three forces of nature happen, it's like catching lightning in a bottle: legacies are made, careers advance, and companies flourish.<p>Ever been placed in a situation where you were really put to the test? Perhaps it was a defining moment for your personal life or professional career?<p>Many …

The scientific case for doodling while taking notes

When I was in grade school, I doodled in class. I got in trouble for it sometimes, because drawing in class can look a lot like goofing off and daydreaming. What I never managed to explain to my teachers is that my abstract swirls and shapes helped me repeat almost word-for-word the lesson I’d …

Teaching

Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip

<i>This delicious sweet potato black bean dip is loaded with flavor and perfect served with tortilla chips, as a side or as a topping for salads and</i> …

Vegan

Lawsuit filed after transgender student gets locker room access in Palatine

A group of suburban students and parents is suing the U.S. Department of Education and Illinois' largest high school district after school officials granted a transgender student access to the girls locker room.<p>In a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday, the group contends that the actions of …

School-related civil rights complaints surge

School-related civil rights complaints surged to a new record last year as the U.S. Education Department fielded an unprecedented 10,392 grievances, with nearly half of them related to alleged discrimination against students with disabilities, new data show.<p>In findings released Wednesday, the …

Rights & Freedoms

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful | Inc.com

Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's because success is an outcome. Becoming successful--however you choose to define "success," since everyone's definition …

Motivation

5 Tips to Evaluating Leadership Development

<b>5 Tips for Leadership Development Evaluation</b><p>In my quest to learn, grow and share leadership traits, techniques and tips, I recently attended a …

When pickling spring vegetables, choose your water, salt and vinegar carefully

Cathy Barrow, author of <i>Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry</i>, says springtime is pickling time. [<i>More from Barrow on canning</i>.]<p>Spring vegetables say, …

Onions

Unconventional self-directed learning a hit at Hamilton high school

Jewel White, a 15-year-old student, gathers her books and signs herself out of a routine morning math class. She is not leaving school for the day, but is off to try some more challenging equations.<p>This practice is not uncommon at Westmount Secondary School in Hamilton, Ont.,where an unconventional …

'If we are to stop young teachers fleeing the profession, we have to expect less and mentor more'

<i>Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? Follow TES USA on Twitter and like TES US on Facebook.</i><p>The criterion that was used was …

Teaching

10 Characteristics of Professional Learning That Shifts Practice

Across diverse districts I have asked teachers how they like to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. Over and …

Learning from Conflict: Discussing Controversial Issues in the Classroom

When highly charged events happen in the world, it’s not always easy for classroom teachers to help their students make sense of things. But whether …

Pedagogy

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

How to Plan Transformational Lessons<p>1. Know the Standards, Curriculum, Core Concepts, and Strategies<p>For decades, many educators let a textbook's …

Why Do Human Beings Engage? 26 Impulses That Sustain Engagement

Each stimuli is unique for each person and each person responds based on a unique motivational profile. Nevertheless it’s worth attempting to …

Employee Engagement

Learning for a Reason: 4 Levels of Engagement

Dr. Barab is Professor of Education at ASU where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Games and Impact.<p>He researches and designs …

10 Principles of Proficiency-Based Learning

<b>10 Principles Of Proficiency-Based Learning</b><p><i>10 Principles Of Proficiency-Based Learning” by Chris Sturgis was originally published on …

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and …

Teaching

The “World’s Best Teacher” Gives Kids Choices–Instead of Tests

Pop quiz: who’s the coolest teacher around? Answer: Ms. Atwell.<p>Today, for World Teacher Day, we’re shining a spotlight on Nancie Atwell, the “World’s …

How to Build a Growth Mindset into School Culture

<i>Tiffany Della Vedova</i><p>For all of us as educators, a growth mindset must be a prerequisite belief and an easy one to champion. However, where Dweck’s …

23 Questions To Cultivate Deeper Learning Mindsets

A fellow educator recently asked me, “What are some of the best ways that educators can teach deeper learning mindsets?”<p>“Good question. One way is to …

When Grading Harms Student Learning

The Dreaded Zero<p>I used to give out zeros in the hopes that it would force students to do work and learn. This was a terrible idea! I'm so happy that …

Pedagogy

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

<b>27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>We’ve talked about the <b>definition of intrinsic motivation</b> in the past. …

Teaching

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

<b>Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher</b><p>You plan. You assess. You network. You collaborate.<p>You tweet, differentiate, …

Teaching

Seattle School District Grapples With Plans for Major Schedule Change

Tweaking a school schedule is never easy.<p>As more districts adjust their start times to reflect research showing teens need more sleep, administrators …

The 100 best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

"We chose books to help people plan for their futures and/or deal better with their present," said Chris Schluep, senior books editor at Amazon.com. "The same book won't work for every situation, or every person, so you'll see titles sitting beside one another that might not normally share shelf …

Carrot Slaw Recipe - Chowhound

Ingredients (8)<p>2 pounds carrots, peeled and ends trimmed<br>• 5 tablespoons country-style Dijon mustard<br>• 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil<br>• 1/4 cup finely chopped …

Carrots