Nicole Clark

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A classroom teacher’s guide to formative assessment

I’m working on a guide to formative assessment for classroom teachers. I want to do two things: first, set out clear principles and introduce the …

Pedagogy

Blogfolios: The Glue that Can Hold it All Together in Learning

0<p>SHARES<p>Digital Portfolios are so much more than a digital versions of a paper portfolio, a folder sent home at the end of the week, semester or year …

The teacher who gave up marking – and believes you can, too

Teachers can give up marking without any detrimental effect on students, according to an English teacher who has done just that. In fact, he says …

Column: Hey teachers, please stop using behavior charts. Here’s why

My daughter started fifth grade this month with a wonderful new teacher and, to my delight, the absence of one of the most annoyingly ubiquitous …

Parenting

Want to Raise Smart, Successful Kids? This is How You Should Read to Them

The kind of books you should read to your kids to cultivate a love of reading.<p>It's no surprise that having plenty of books around the house is good for young developing minds. Plenty of research has been done on the subject, even down to the exact number of books you should own to lock in your …

Once your kids can read easy books, start reading them hard ones

In the annals of great parenting moments, the one where the kids clamber onto the couch by themselves with their very own longish-book is an awesome one. They’ve mastered the de-coding, they’ve got the sounds, and they can follow a simple plot. Time to kick back and watch them lose themselves in …

Books

It's time for a slow teaching revolution 

We have slow food, slow travel, even slow journalism.<p>Responding to the relentless 'McDonaldisation' of the world, the slow food movement reminds us of the value of locally produced, seasonal food, just as slow travel brings us back in contact with the local communities and local traditions we miss …

Education

Tarnished Jewelry Is No Match For This DIY Cleaner

Just soak & scrub.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>· Bowl or dish<p>· Aluminium foil<p>· 1 tablespoon baking soda<p>· 1 tablespoon salt<p>· Spoon, for stirring<p>· 1 cup hot water<p>· Clean rag, for buffing<p>1. Cover a bowl with aluminum foil.<p>2. Add the baking soda, salt and hot water. Stir until dissolved.<p>3. Add jewelry to …

Hacking

6 Tips for Teachers Headed Back To The Classroom

In the Classroom: 101 Ways to Rock Your World was written as a gift to teachers -- new ones and the ones who have been in the trenches for years. Where would anyone of us be without a teacher at some point in our lives? I'll bet, no matter what your age, you can still name a teacher that had an …

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking

Reading should be about pleasure, not points or prizes

I love reading for many reasons. It can be an escape from reality; a comfort for when you feel upset or fed up; nostalgic (I frequently reread my old picture books); just to relax; to think deeply about things (I’ve read a book called the Complete Philosophy Files and reviewed it on the Guardian …

Books

How to Raise a Reader

37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading

<i>“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”</i><br>― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons<p>As we …

George R.R. Martin

4 Helpful Websites for Literacy Teachers

May 4, 2016<br>Below are four great websites to enhance literacy teaching and learning. They provide a wide variety of educational materials and …

6 traits of great writing—according to a fourth-grade teacher

I’ve written several posts about my 10-year-old son and his developing writing skills. And though he may not share my alacrity for writing, his …

Creative Writing

In honor of #NationalBookDay, here are the books we keep coming back to

<b>The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee</b><p>“The subject matter is somber (Korean War) but it gracefully highlights the beauty and struggle of wartime tragedy, …

What happens to your body after you start reading a book (infographic)

<b>Check out what will happen with you when you open a book and start reading it. Warning: some side effects were detected.</b>The “what happens to your …

Infographics

6 New EdTech Tools for Teachers

August 16, 2015<br>Educational Web Tools is a section we created in this blog a year ago where we periodically feature new releases in the world of …

Education Technology

Mexico bans giveaways of baby formula at hospitals

<b>The Mexican government has banned free baby formula at hospitals in an effort to encourage breastfeeding.</b><p>Health authorities said baby formula would still be available for purchase in shops and could be supplied at a doctor's request.<p>But they said the country needed to boost low breastfeeding …

Mexico

Reading to your child changes the way his brain functions

Shares 0<p>It’s a well-known fact that reading to your baby is a great way to boost language development and to nurture a love for the written …

The Brain

Children's maths abilities hindered by anxious parents

Children with maths-anxious parents are more likely to struggle with the subject themselves, study finds<p>Maths-anxious parents are breeding a generation of innumerate children, new research has shown.<p>The study showed children learned less math over the school year and are more likely to be …

University of Chicago

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

Here’s the roundup of what's been popular on The Here’s the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top …

Google Forms to create auto correcting quizzes

wGoogle Forms to create auto correcting quizzes<p>In my last post, Google forms for E-learning Educators, I mentioned the use of Google Forms to create …

4 Reasons Why Document Cameras Are Shining in Education

More and more educators are embracing the document camera as part of their ed tech arsenal. Here’s why.<p>There are a dizzying array of options for …

6 Must-Have Apps for Teachers' Back-to-School Toolkit

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of apps to help teachers make their classrooms interactive, creative and productive in …

Apps

Office Mix for Teachers – Interactive Online Lessons made simple

Educators are always on the lookout for new and engaging ways to teach their students and provide them with meaningful and assistive feedback. One of …