Kelli Smith

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The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students

I’ve written a lot about the value of scaffolded writing frames for students – English Language Learners and those who are proficient in English – to …

Teaching

Free Online Educational Games

Welcome to MyEducationHub.com‘s Games section. We offer many math, words, puzzles and reading games. These games are designed to make perfect balance …

5 Surprising Tips to Enhance Learning in the Classroom

14 November 2016<p>Engaging students in the classroom is one of the biggest challenges for teachers. They’re often working with a strict curriculum that …

HyperDocs - Add the 4 C's - Teacher Tech

HyperDocs Are More Than A Digital Worksheet<p>Guest blog post by Lisa Highfill<p>HyperDocs are digital lessons that you give to students for engaging, …

Education Technology

A Look Back: “Flowchart For When A Day Goes Bad In Classroom Management”

<b>Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Improve Reading Comprehension with Google Docs "Black Out"

Some key goals for literacy are reading comprehension, being able to identify main ideas, and summarization skills. There are many excellent …

4 Questions Smart Leaders Always Ask Employees to Improve Their Performance

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

Questioning the pattern of our questions

I find myself spending more and more time trying to get better at two things. <b>Listening</b> and <b>asking the right kinds of questions that will push …

Two New Useful Resources On Teaching Writing – And An Old One

This week, two new useful resources on teaching writing became available, and I learned about one that had been around before – but I just didn’t …

Teaching

10 eLearning Wordpress Plugins You Absolutely Need

I was pretty resistant to WordPress when I first encountered it. I had to use it for a college assignment, and my professor unfortunately gave the …

Education Technology

New Teachers: Inspire Your Students to Write, Write, Write

Low-Pressure Writing<p>Highly engaging writing prompts are one way to assist students in building writing fluency and stamina. Find or create prompts …

Teaching

The Amazon Rapids App Gets Kids Reading—But It Can’t Replace Books

Can Amazon's new app help kids develop a lifelong love of reading? Seems like it couldn't hurt, especially since we're talking about an educational …

Starting where our students are….. with THEIR thoughts

A common trend in education is to give students a diagnostic in order for us to know where to start. While I agree we should be starting where our …

The benefits of spaced practice in the classroom: four tips for teachers

<b>TES has recently launched the free TES Teach app to help teachers create interactive lessons using digital content. For more information please visit</b> …

Teaching

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Moving Beyond Surface Level Digital Pedagogy

I am doing my best to post something each Friday. This week check out a longer read I worked on for the Hybrid Pedagogy community. In the piece, I …

Children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels

The children’s book harvest this August includes a last farewell to Terry Pratchett; <b>The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner</b> (Doubleday) is a second anthology of his earliest short stories, originally published in the local newspaper for which he was a junior reporter. They are aimed at readers of about 7+, and …

Books

7 Down-And-Dirty Tips For My Kids’ Teachers

An open letter and full disclaimer to my kids’ teachers:<p>First, I love you already. It’s been an endless summer. Imagine hearing “I’m bored” as <i>Full</i> …

An Unsolved Problem your Students Should Attempt

There are several great unsolved math problems that are perfect for elementary students to explore. One of my favourites is the palindrome sums …

“Call Me Ishmael” Is A Neat Site & Model For Student Book Activity

Call Me Ishmael is a neat site that I learned about through John Damaso’s excellent post, Top 10 ISTE takeaways for English teachers.<p>It’s very simple …

Neat

Modern Professional Learning (MPL) meets Modern Workplace Learning (MWL)

<b>Modern Professional Learning (MPL),</b> an approach which many professionals are now (consciously or unconsciously) adopting, involves taking …

Education Technology

Want To Address Teachers' Biases? First, Talk About Race

As Ayana Coles gazes at the 20 teachers gathered in her classroom, she knows the conversation could get uncomfortable. And she's prepared.<p>"We are going to experience discomfort — well, we may or may not experience it — but if we have it that's OK," says Coles, a third-grade teacher at Eagle Creek …

Teaching

Ten Non-Standard Ideas About Going Back to School

I had a colleague who spent most of August sorting books into leveled baskets, going steady with the laminating machine, and running up colorful …

Teaching

7 Game Changer EdTech Tools to Personalize Your Classroom

By: Stephanie Shaw. There are thousands of edtech tools out there to help personalize your classroom, but here are seven that I found to be game …

Education Technology

4 Steps to Leading Successful Change

No successful change can take place in an organization without system-wide understanding and support. Leaders cannot do this alone.

Teaching

How Marginalized Families Are Pushed Out of PTAs

When Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Takoma Park, Maryland, told parents in the fall of 2014 that it would allow students to use Chromebooks as …

The Nuts & Bolts of Opening A New School

If you've already gained approval, found funding, secured a location and are in the final countdown for a new school, here's advice from experts on …

Project Management

How Exceptional Leaders Establish Genuine Connections With Their Employees | Inc.com

Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things.<p>The simple truth is that leadership (and life, really) is about people and relationships. …

Employment

​This High School Teacher Gave Up on Traditional Flashcards—Here’s What Happened Next

Technology in School<p>​This High School Teacher Gave Up on Traditional Flashcards—Here’s What Happened Next<p>By Jessica Zhao     Jul 6, 2016<p>Image Credit: …