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Two Good Tools To Help Students Learn About Taking Responsibility

I have a pretty good lesson in one of my motivation books on helping students learn about taking responsibility. You can find some components of it …

Teaching

11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

Do unresolved behavior issues keep you awake at night thinking about what strategies might enhance responsible decision making and increase academic …

School district scraps $213K of Lenovo Chromebook N21, N22 for fire concerns

School officials in one Massachusetts town are scrambling to acquire hundreds of new Chromebooks and iPads after having to toss out 1,169 Lenovo …

First-Week Activities My Math Classes Loved

Michelle Russell's first week back in math class went great. Learn how she launched her classroom communities, thanks to teachers whose activities …

Teaching

Seven tips for supporting high performers at school

From using games and activities to developing growth mindsets, experts share their advice on what parents and teachers can do to cultivate excellence<p>Is giftedness a case of nature or nurture? Opinion is divided. While one school of thought says that some children have an innate ability to achieve …

Three Fun Activities to Keep Students Writing

Writers get better by writing, says author and ELA teacher Marilyn Pryle. "It's our job to have students write regularly, genuinely, and with …

Teaching

Part Four: Beyond SAMR… Technology, Deeper Learning, and Rigor

<i>Welcome to the fourth in this series of posts promoting the idea of going to SAMR and beyond. In this post I would like to introduce you to way that</i> …

Education Technology

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been …

Education Technology

How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom

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Personalized Learning: Modest Gains, Big Challenges, RAND Study Finds

Personalized learning is hard to implement and scale, the RAND Corp. found. But there are promising signs on student achievement, at least in some …

Education Technology

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Three Principles for Math Teachers

• <b>Know the Big Ideas of Mathematics that are in your Curriculum</b><p>“Teacher, know thy curriculum”. Know it well. Know it backwards and forwards. I mean …

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic …

Teaching

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to …

Homework Is a Low Impact Practice: Do Not End It, Amend It - BAM! Radio Network

Spring is here. The birds are chirping. The grass is growing. The weather outside is beautiful. So, what do you think teachers are doing on those be …

Design Thinking For Instructional Design - Part 1 From A Four-Part Series

It's Time To Put The Design Into Instructional Design: Design Thinking For Instructional Design Series Part 1<p>According to Harvard Business Review, US …

Design Thinking

Teaching and Assessment with Math Processes

Teaching and assessment in math go hand in hand. What ties them together are the mathematical processes. Our job as teachers is to help students …

Free Rubric Template!

Differentiation in the classroom is a given, and one way to differentiate is by changing up the product for different levels/interests. Free …

The 5 Best Reasons for Going Gradeless

<b>Here’s why I did it and why you should too</b><p>In my original post, Teachers Going Gradeless, I tried to capture the spirit of a growing number of …

Triple Differentiation in Google Classroom - Beginning, Middle, and End

Choice is a wonderful thing. <b>We all love choice</b> in our daily lives from what clothes you dressed in this morning, to what food you ate for lunch …

The 5E Instructional Model

What is a 5E instructional model?<p>This model describes a teaching sequence that can be used for entire programs, specific units and individual …

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

Neuroscience isn't on many elementary school lesson plans. But this spring, a second grade class at Fairmont Neighborhood School in the South Bronx is plunging in.<p>Sarah Wechsler, an instructional coach with wide eyes and a marathoner's energy, asks the students to think about the development and …

Vicariously Learning Experiences. Why Aren't We Doing More of Those?

We have all heard the phrase, "living vicariously through someone else," but can it be applied to learning too? Actually, research shows it can.

Pedagogy

How to Empower Students with One Simple Phrase (that can boost student effort by 40%)

Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, recently looked at a study on feedback from teachers. This study showed that one simple phrase could …

Pedagogy

The Best Resources For Learning About The Seasons Of The Year

There’s a brand new Simon’s Cat video talking about all the seasons of the year, and it would be wonderful for English Language Learner students.<p>I’ve …

“Quiznetic” Lets Teachers Create – & Students Play – Online Racing Games For Learning

Quiznetic is a Kahoot-like tool that lets you create learning games in various racing forms. Students can then “race” each other in answering the …

“Everyone Is A Teacher” Is A New Engagement Strategy I’m Using & It Seems To Be Working

We’re going into the home-stretch of the new year, and I’m always trying to figure out new ways to finish strong (see The Best Ways To Finish The …

As the Queen Releases Archived Secrets, 5 Things to Know About the 'Mad' King Who Lost America

Today he figures in Broadway’s <i>Hamilton</i> as the king who lost America — and now fascinating new revelations are emerging about “mad” King George …

College of William & Mary

Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind

<i>Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda</i><p><i>This book is the Editor's Selection member book for January 2017. Learn more about member choice.</i><p>About This …

Teaching

The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students

All of our students need scaffolds at one point or another, and I thought it would be useful if I brought together many of the posts that I’ve …

Teaching