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So you want your students to have a Growth Mindset?

There has been much talk about Growth Mindset the past few years. Many teachers recognize that there are a lot of students who exhibit a fixed …

Pedagogy

Test Drive

<i>The Arduino kit makes a game of learning. Banana pianos are just a start.</i><p>“W<i>e just played a song on our sandwich!” “I made a Minecraft controller out</i> …

Makerspaces

Avoiding "Learned Helplessness"

We all have students that just want to "get it right." We all have students that constantly seek the attention of the teacher. "Did I get this …

Thinking Beyond the Furniture, Making the “Making” Shift

All the furniture in the world won’t matter if there’s not real change in the learning environment, the opportunities for kids, and the style of …

Furniture

First Year Pitfalls

Staying Centered<br>October 22, 2015 | Volume <b>11</b> | Issue <b>4</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>First Year Pitfalls<p>Amy Stenzel<p>As a former mentor for new teachers, and, …

Teaching

10 Fun-Filled Formative Assessment Ideas

Formative assessment: you've heard about it, you've read the research, and you've probably tried it out in your classroom.<p>Whether you're a formative …

Education Week

For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say "secretly" because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research in …

Self-improvement

Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class

Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset has become essential knowledge in education circles. The Stanford psychologist found that children who …

Pedagogy

Classroom Management: 3 Important Big-Picture Questions

It's easy for teachers to get caught up in the day-to-day minutiae and focus on things like where we place the tissue box, how to handle broken …

Teaching

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

While schools (hopefully) work to update themselves and the way students learn within them, many parents have to work with what's available to them. …

Pedagogy

Creating a Culture of Inquiry

Inquiry is powerful. It can create student ownership in the classroom. It can validate the passions and interests of our students. However, creating …

5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year

1. Exciting Podcasts<p>The biggest question on each student's mind at the beginning of the year has to be, "What is my teacher like?" I try to answer …

Teaching

Is Growth Mindset Now a Bad Thing?

I've been struggling with Alfie Kohn's take on Growth Mindset that was published about a week ago. I am still trying to decide whether Kohn's real …

Dear Brand-New Teacher: A Letter to Rookies

Dear Brand-New Teacher,Look at you! You’re here! In just a few short days (or maybe weeks), you will be on your own. Running a classroom. Holding …

Teaching

50 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Substitute Teachers

If you’re looking for substitute teaching inspiration, look no further! Whether you’re a seasoned sub or a total newbie, we’ve got you covered with …

Teaching

20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

I visit a lot of classrooms. And I'm always fascinated by the variety of ways teachers launch the new school year and also with how they "run their …

Back-to-School Letters: Assign Homework Before the Year Even Starts!

The BEST letter you will ever read about your students is the one written by their parents. Like most elementary teachers, I send a letter directly …

The Mistakes I Made As A New Teacher

<b>The Mistakes I Made As A New Teacher</b><b>by Robyn Jackson</b>I’ve been talking to teachers lately about creating an environment in their classrooms where …

Teaching

Education Week

There is no more anxiety-provoking day of the year than the first day of school. Kids know they're about to meet a stranger who will spend more time …

Identify the Essential in Classroom Management

When making classroom policies, rules, or guidelines, it’s essential to be able to answer the question: what’s the bottom line? When we go beyond our …

Pedagogy

New Teachers: Working With Parents

Open Houses and Back to School Night<p>Back-to-School Night 2.0: Supercharge your delivery and find new ways to engage and connect with students’ …

Teaching

Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

"Look at your learning space with 21st-century eyes: Does it work for what we know about learning today, or just for what we knew about learning in …

Teaching

KQED

<b>By Thom Markham</b><p>In medicine, the placebo effect is well known, but still mysterious. Through some unknown connection between mind and body, placebos …

Pedagogy

Self-proclaimed ‘experts’ more likely to fall for made-up facts, study finds

If you consider yourself an expert in something or another, you might want to stop pretending you understand things you've never heard of. In a new study, researchers found that self-proclaimed "experts" in a topic were more likely than others to profess knowledge of terms that were actually made …

Psychology

School neuroscience unleashes students' brain power

Educational neuroscience empowers teachers with new insights into how all students learn and holds promise for enhancing special ed, but myths and …

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Rick Wormeli: Formative and Summative Assessment

Pedagogy

What Teachers Want: The Need for Differentiated Assessment When it comes to assessment it isn’t up to students to show teachers what they know, it is for teachers to allow...

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Characteristics Of A Culture of Learning

Millions of students struggle with schooling (Below the Surface: Solving the Hidden Graduation Rate Crisis, 2015, Alliance for Excellent Education). …

Pedagogy