Laurie Wolfe

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Seven steps to using teaching assistants effectively

When teaching assistants are used correctly and effectively, they can bring about an improvement in pupils’ reading of between three and six months, …

Teaching

The Elusive 'F Word' in Personalized Learning

Learning Strategies<p>The Elusive 'F Word' in Personalized Learning<p>By Jeff Kiderman     Mar 17, 2016<p>If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard a …

The 50 Children's Books That Should Be in Every Family Library

The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).<p>The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).

The misunderstood psychology of weight loss — how to lose 30 pounds in 2016

<i>An extremely effective fat loss and muscle-building blueprint anyone can use.</i><p>There’s a huge connection between physical wellness and mental clarity. …

One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of

Think of an educational tool and you might picture beloved standbys from our Tools of the Trade series, like the abacus and the wooden block. But educators are increasingly turning to software and websites like Khan Academy, Google Apps and Code.org to help them deliver lessons, manage …

Education Technology

The 13 most entertaining iPhone apps of all time

From the apps that first put seemingly unlimited music and movies in our pockets to the ones that first showed us what it means to go viral, …

Steps to Help Low-Income Students Direct Their Own Learning

When Susan Wolfe, an elementary school teacher in Boise, Idaho, asks her class the qualities of a good student, kids often list things like: taking …

Teaching

The most uplifting playlist ever, according to a neuroscientist

The list was commissioned by British electronics brand Alba, which had done a large survey of customers around the UK and Ireland — asking everything from their basic music taste to what sounds they listen to to feel happier.<p>According to Jolij's blog:<p>Basically, they asked me whether I could find a …

Using telegrams and love letters to teach World War II

They found love letters, pictures, death-notice telegrams, and even insurance settlement claims that have survived for decades.<p>Cpl. Henry Bernard Van …

A Volunteer Is Changed for Life By Volunteering at a Local School

I can't even write about Mel Ryane's memoir, <i>Teaching Will: What Shakespeare and 10 Kids Gave Me That Hollywood Couldn't</i> (Familius), without falling apart laughing. This hilarious account of a former actress naively volunteering to teach Shakespeare to third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders at a Los …

The Art of the Discussion Prompt

Discussions are sometimes called the engine of an online course. Discussions provide an opportunity for students to engage with the course content, …

Keep Telling Yourself “That’s Not My Job” and You’ll be Jobless

Michelle leads a small NGO whose mission is social advocacy for youth. She’s aware of the need for more staff. However she isn’t interested in …

Visual Thinking Strategies

Online and In-Class Blended Learning Gaining Traction

Blended Learning, an approach to education that combines self-paced, tech-centered learning with teaching based on the student’s individual needs, is …

Pedagogy

5 Tips for Embracing Blended Learning in Elementary Classrooms

As part of our teaching and learning guest blog series, we’ve invited Paula Barr, second grade blended learning teacher for Lawrence Public Schools …

Education Technology

25 Great YouTube Channels for Blended Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - Online Learning, technology

<i>By: Emily Lucas</i><p>Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to go to the best schools, universities, or even has the time to go to extra courses …

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

Stories like this are about to become more important to educators. As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented …

Invest in Your Employees for a Successful Business

If you want your business to be successful, it is essential to invest in your employees. When people feel being valued, they work harder and …

Response: Literature Can Be a 'Gateway for Understanding Everything'

Several educators - Nancy Steineke, Sean McComb, Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher, Bill Himmele and Pérsida Himmele - provide suggestions on how to …

Teaching