Rebekah Madrid

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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). …

Papers

On this page, you can download conference papers, transcripts of talks, short articles, and other work in progress. More formally published works are …

Medical Education

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<b>RUBRICS</b><p>Teaching rubrics are a common tool in any classroom, but they can easily become a disguised checklist of tasks, instead of a living document …

Essential Actions: 15 Research-based Practices to Increase ELL Student Achievement

<i>Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much</i>. — Helen Keller<p>How to Use the Handbook with a PLC<p>There are many ways to use this <i>Essential</i> …

Pedagogy

What Is a Professional Learning Community? - Educational Leadership

The movement to develop professional learning communities can avoid this cycle, but only if educators reflect critically on the concept's merits. …

Pedagogy

Diverse Backgrounds and Personalities Can Strengthen Groups

"The worst kind of group for an organization that wants to be innovative and creative is one in which everyone is alike and gets along too …

Leadership

Teaching With Tech

Share this infographic on your site!<p>Source: Teaching With Tech: The Use of Technology in Special Education<p>Embed this infographic on your site!<p>Source: …

30 Ways to Inspire Divergent Thinking - InformED

When we stop talking about creativity and innovation in abstract terms and start thinking about how they originate, we get divergent thinking. …

Creativity

Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia

Fifth-grade teacher Kyle Redford remembers with emotion the day she unwittingly put an iPad in the hands of one of her 10-year-old dyslexic students, …

What's on my iPad? Assistive Apps I Use as a Dyslexic Student

As a dyslexic high school student my iPad, with a number of assistive apps, has become a very valuable tool. With my iPad I can read and fill out a …

Tablet Comparison

Editor’s note: <i>The following is by no means a complete comparison of all available tablets; nor is it a comprehensive review of each of the tablet’s</i> …

Apps

How speech-to-text transformed a student's 5th grade year

Pierce, with his iPad<p>Last fall, the fifth graders in my class were the lucky recipients of iPads–one for each student. Thrilled and curious, we …

Yale

Kids Can’t Wait: Strategies to Support Struggling Readers

Strategies to Support Struggling Readers Which Don’t Require a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology<p>I have a confession to make. It involves a basic failure on my …

Teaching

Teaching as Inquiry through a Design Thinking Lens

This week I was lucky enough to be invited to be a Learning2 Leader at Learning2 Asia - a fabulous practitioner led conference that was developed by …

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, …

"If we are going to solve some of the world's most pressing problems, we need disruption." - @SallyOsberg #WMMSummit http://t.co/69EnF4ugqM

Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

From Quest to Learn in New York to the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, <b>Matthew Jenkin</b> explores schools that use innovative teaching methods and curriculums<p>On 21 October 2015, we will finally arrive at the point in time that Marty McFly travels to in the 1989 sci-fi sequel, Back to the Future II. …

Teaching

Design Thinking, Deconstructed

At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

Never Too Late: Creating a Climate for Adults to Learn New Skills

When it comes to kids, growth mindset is a hot topic in education. Studies indicate that children who view intelligence as pliable and responsive to …

Curiosity: a pillar for great relationships at work – Aspire-CS

I was a curious kid who roamed the wooded area around our house, poking at things, observing, taking notes. I collected lizards, mice, injured …

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

It's been a theory of mine that the assistant principal has the toughest job in education.<p>I got that idea a long time ago, when I was a student teacher at a middle school.<p>It seemed the assistant principal's job goes something like this:<p>She's on duty well before the school day starts with a …

Education

Leading to Reduce Stressors in the System

Any number of things can cause an educator to experience stress: challenged students, discipline, time pressures and workload, coping with change, …