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#1MinCPD: Pre-Teaching For Pupils

Should you provide pupils with your PowerPoint slides? Many educators spend time creating quality presentations and slides for their lessons.

'A great education is about experiencing a diversity of teaching styles'

Dame Alison Peacock recently wrote about the need to recognise – and work with – divergence among students, rather than demanding conformity in …

Why This Second Grade Handout Should Be Your New Creative Manifesto

Last week, I attended curriculum night at my daughter’s school. In discussing the things the kids will be learning this year, the teachers handed us …

Be a Talent Coach, Not an Evaluator

By onOctober 10, 2017 4:58 AM<p>I hated grading as a teacher and I can't say I enjoy it anymore as a school leader.<p>Since teaching is such a nuanced …

Pedagogy

Banana Bread French Toast Casserole Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Banana Bread: Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat 1 cup softened butter with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer at medium …

Ideas for Substitute Teachers With No Lesson Plans

From time to time, substitute teachers will go to a classroom and find that there is no lesson plan waiting for them. When you as a substitute are …

18 Things Parents Can Do to Make Their Kids Successful

Children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year.<p>This means that much of the rearing is still done at home.<p>In fact, …

Here's how to help students improve their writing

Students are heading back to school and many are dreading the writing assignments their teachers and professors will be giving them. That’s understandable, because most teachers aren’t preparing their students to succeed in writing in the classroom and on the job.<p>As a New York Times bestselling …

Creative Writing

Schools around the US are finally pushing back their start times — and it's working

Rick Tony teaches math at Solebury School, in New Hope, Pennsylvania, but he's well aware of the science of sleep.<p>For the 2016-2017 school year, Tony, who also works as the boarding and day school's director of studies, led the charge on moving Solebury's 8:00 a.m. start time half an hour later to …

What are the expectations for your classroom?

I saw this visual from Amy Fast, being shared all over social media:Now I might challenge the term “rules” because this is more of a compelling …

A Skill Strong Readers Share

Before Reading<p>We consider the prereading stage to be of critical importance. The way teachers frame reading, by modeling passion, purpose, and …

This 1950s Report Card Proves Just How Crazy Kindergarten is Today

A kindergarten report card from 1954 has gone viral, thanks to its unbelievably simple expectations for students. The report for Margaret Bramer is …

Middle-class parents damaging their children by not being able to say 'no'

Middle-class parents are damaging their children by not being able to say “no”, a top child psychologist has claimed.<p>For many teachers, bad behaviour …

Middle-class

Five ways to tackle the most challenging pupils

Let’s be honest: when it happens day after day, challenging behaviour such as disobedience, backchat, anger issues or other disruption from a child …

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

The post How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Terry Heick Trends & Shifts …

Smart Strategies for Student Success

A favorite way to teach this skill is by modeling self-explanation aloud across contexts in the classroom. For example, when working at the board in …

Teaching

Does the Device Matter

<b>Does the Device Matter?</b><p>The are many different devices being implemented into classrooms all around the world. With schools using PC’s, Laptops, …

Seven Reasons Why Kids Should Read Poetry

It’s no secret that poetry isn’t taught in schools well. I say this as a former high school teacher, so I’m not hating on teachers or schools. I’m …

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read

Becoming a better leader takes continual skill development. These books will help you acquire and refine skills necessary to become a leader people want to follow.<p>Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership …

ikea effect | Search Results

December 13, 2016<br>by Larry Ferlazzo <br>0 comments<p>I’ve previously written about Dan Ariely’s concept, “The IKEA Effect” – basically, we are more invested …

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies Recipe by Tasty

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

America sets new record: Electricity’s carbon footprint shrinks, renewable energy use increases

<b>(vintagerobot via iStock)</b><p>Until 2016, electricity was America’s biggest single source of climate pollution<p>Bobby Magill<p>April 14, 2017 7:59am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>All the right things came together in 2016 for the United States to shrink its carbon footprint in some …

“Knowledge” & Bloom’s Pyramid

There’s been a recent flurry of activity by some to redesign Bloom’s Taxonomy by questioning whether “knowledge” should be at the bottom. Personally, …

Using Quick Check-Ins to Measure Student Understanding

Across the hall, Chris’s colleague Aaron Hall is also using choice for a quick check-in. While Chris offered choice to allow students to …

Pedagogy

Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes

"Millions of poor, disadvantaged students are trapped in failing schools."<p>So said President Trump at the White House recently. It's a familiar lament across the political spectrum, so much so that you could almost give it its own acronym : PKTIFS (Poor Kids Trapped In Failing Schools).<p>Where there's …

7 Myths About Differentiated Instruction

The classroom is on fire! Literally! And your only way to put out the flame is to use differentiated instruction strategies. Could you do it?<p>I bet …

What Are the Five Formative Success Skills Every Student Needs?

By onMarch 9, 2017 6:25 AM<p><b>Today's guest blog is written by Thomas R. Hoerr, retired principal of the New City School in St. Louis, Missouri.</b><p>Has there …

Pedagogy

At the Made in America Store, it's a challenge to keep the aisles full

When you stroll the aisles of the Made in America Store, you might notice a conspicuous absence. There is not a single item for sale that requires a battery or a plug. That is because no electronics meet the strict guidelines of an emporium that stocks only products 100% made in America.<p>Still, …