Rebecca Sears

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Giving and Receiving Feedback So It Doesn’t Hurt

Feedback. At times even just the word is enough to elicit shudders, at other times, it is met with a shrug. How we react depends on many things; our …

On Computer Programs and Our Most Vulnerable Readers

She asks me, “Well, what about Accelerated Reader?”“What about it?”“Well, it’s just so easy to use…I can see if a child has read a book really …

Essentialism for the Overworked Teacher

I have been sick for the past two months. Not just cold sick, but several attempts with antibiotics, various diagnoses, including pneumonia, and an …

On Reading Tasks

I used to ask students to write in their reader’s notebook for a few minutes every day after they finished reading. Some days they could write about …

They Don’t Just Need to Find the Right Book…

She tells me, ” I just don’t like reading, Mrs. Ripp, and I am okay with that…”I turn to her about to say the line we all have said, (can you say it …

When We Make a Child a Level

Pardon my passion for a moment, but a few things need to be said.When we make a child a level we diminish the entire child. Levels tell a child that …

6 Ways to Help Students Understand Math

1. Create an effective class opener.<p>The first five minutes of the class period set the tone for the entire lesson. Ideally, teachers would start by …

The 4 Phases of Creative Ideation

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do …

Creativity

Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding

Despite decades of reform efforts, mathematics teaching in the U.S. has changed little in the last century. As a result, it seems, American students …

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

About the Study<p>In our study, we randomly assigned second-grade teachers in high-poverty schools that had low performance on state tests to two …