Ross Boyett

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11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

Embry and Biglan describe how a kernel might help the parent whose child is struggling to get out the door on time for school: “Alone, such a …

Teaching

Parents, It's Time To Stop Undermining Our Kids' Teachers

I am the father of three children, a son (age eight) and two daughters (ages seven and four). My wife is a school teacher who has taught …

Data Driven Duds: The Problem with Formative Assessment

Who is assessment for? That’s a fundamental question for any teacher and any assignment--what data or feedback does this work provide and to whom? …

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

Google Classroom is hoping the new year will be the best one yet for teachers and students

Your grade school teachers may have told you to put away your smartphones and stow your laptops in class, but in 2017? In 2017, the classroom is …

Seven ways education needs to change in 2017

When James Callaghan, then prime minister, launched his great debate on education at Ruskin College Oxford in 1976, the content and role of education …

Success Depends on Your Personality More Than IQ

Despite a bestselling takedown or two, IQ has a way of persisting as the way popular culture talks about intelligence, and thereby, achievement. But …

IQ

What has gone wrong with our schools? We need to get back to basics and start again

The American philosopher Sidney Hook once said: "Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system."<p>What has gone wrong with our schools? What is this malaise that is affecting so many of our teachers and …

Blended Learning with the New Google Sites

As more schools go 1:1 with devices, classrooms increasingly feature a blended learning model. This requires a lot of student screen time because as …

Education Technology

Incorporating a Growth Mindset Into Your Teaching Practice

Our view is based on the assumption that educators at every level have tremendous untapped potential. It is especially important for teachers to have …

Teaching

The EQ Problem: What Everyone's Getting Wrong About Emotional Intelligence

For starters, EQ and EI aren't the same thing.<p><i>The following is an adapted excerpt from my forthcoming book, "EQ, Applied."</i><p>In 2016, lots of people got fooled by their emotions.<p>Often, people believed what they wanted, instead of what reality was screaming. Many put faith in the mainstream media and …

ASCD EDge: A Professional Networking Community for Educators

Discontinuation Notice<p>The ASCD EDge® online community closed on July 1, 2018.<p>If you have arrived at this page through a link to one of these URLs, …

Teaching

With-It Teachers Use ESP

Teaching in the Moment<br>December 8, 2016 | Volume <b>12</b> | Issue <b>7</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>With-It Teachers Use ESP<p>Andrew Markelz<p>Any teacher will tell you …

Pedagogy

Comment on The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer by annemarie

A huge mind shift is needed as educators tend to teach the way they were taught. This change in approach should start at the universities.

Teaching

Why schools shouldn't teach critical thinking

Being an air-traffic controller is not easy. At the heart of the job is a cognitive ability called "situational awareness" that involves "the …

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

8 How-To Tips to Energize Your Classroom with EdTech in 2017

The new year is a natural time for us to reflect on our current practices and make plans for the future. This year I’ve been focusing on sharing …

Education Technology

Dallas math teacher has formula for higher test scores

DALLAS – Mathematics is becoming a popular subject around W.H. Atwell Law Academy.<p>The excitement over math wasn't always the case with some students …

Middle School

Secret Teacher: I feel too old for this job, but I'm trapped

I was once an enthusiastic teacher, but after 15 years I feel exhausted and undervalued. Maybe this job is a young person’s game<p>I’m about to turn 40. I can’t say I’m happy about it (although it has, at least, given me an excuse to drink). This birthday is making me re-evaluate my life and my work …

Employment

How the 4 Traits of Emotional Intelligence Affect Your Life

We know that general intelligence — referred to as IQ — is fairly consistent throughout life, though studies have found some age-related dips in …

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few -- the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

Emotional Intelligence

4 traits of an emotionally intelligent person

The Oxford Dictionary defines Emotional Intelligence (EI) as “the capacity to be aware of, control and express one’s emotions, and to handle …

Emotional Intelligence

The 14 most innovative schools in the world

An innovative school could be modeled after a legendary CEO, like the Steve Jobs School in Amsterdam. Or it can be an institution that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

Silicon Valley

What If We Stopped Evaluating Teachers?

<i>“How much of our “progress” as teachers has been spurred by fear of failure, of punishment, of low test scores, of a poor evaluation?”</i><p>That’s a …

Teachers share the 12 biggest misconceptions people have about their job

Even so, plenty of people have the wrong idea about teachers and what they do for a living.<p>To set the record straight, we asked teachers everywhere to weigh in on some of the most common misconceptions about teachers out there, and more than 50 teachers responded. We've (anonymously) included some …

Teaching

How to Have Unshakable Confidence in the Classroom

Sometimes it's really tough to be confident in the classroom. <br>Especially if you're a brand new teacher? You've never done this before. You don't have …

Ten things we may be doing wrong in middle school

<i>Speedchange.at.medium</i><p>Not an accusation, because we all do far too many of these things, they are norms that attack children, especially our most …