Tracey Garner

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How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading

Parents often want to do the same at home. Some may feel like Baumert, a veterinarian at an emergency clinic, who said that between work, kids and …

Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick

“I sat through two 45-minute lectures in high school social studies and not only was I super focused because I was doodling, I could also basically …

Teaching

A few ideas for conferring

Potentially, one of the most impactful opportunities we have for making a lasting difference on our students as writers is when we pull up next to …

Teaching

Encouraging Persistence in Math

The dice in a corner problem from the NRICH Project is a perfect example. This problem asks students to align at least three dice in a corner such …

Pedagogy

Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction

When you choose, choose high frequency words. These are words students can often use in all subject areas, and words your students are more apt to …

Teaching

Making Meetings Work

What Should Your Teacher Book Club Read?

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4 Ways Principals Benefit From Teacher Leadership

Although American schools have historically operated within a hierarchical structure,* today’s focus on teacher leadership is bringing additional …

The 24 Most Popular Book Club Picks This Month, According To Goodreads

If you've ever been in a book club and been tasked with <i>picking the next month's book,</i> then you already know: It's a high stress, big stakes …

How to Reinvigorate Writing Workshop With Joy Through Independent Writing Projects

<b>Independent-ish</b><p>Whether it’s a small (yet so big) job like packing up, or a more challenging feat like resolving a conflict, we teach, prompt, provide …

A Matter of Trust - Educational Leadership

But what can a school do to ensure educators will see the challenges facing them as creative and energizing opportunities? At our school, we believe …

Getting into Classrooms with a Coach Approach

<i>This post first appeared in Education Week’s Finding Common Ground.</i> Finding Common Ground, a blog run by Peter DeWitt for Education Week has been one …

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children

We can see how the various strands of mathematics are inherently spatial. Think about what happens when we compare the area of two polygons, such as …

A Look at How Principals Really Drive School Improvement

"It's a shift in perspective from a focus on the curriculum and individual teachers to focusing on the collective work of the school," says an author …

Education

Effective PD Within the School Day

Giving Truly Useful PD Within the School Day<p><b>1. Keep it simple:</b> Stick to a specific topic. As an example, if you are expected to review …

14 Children's Books that Promote a Growth Mindset

Shares 54K<p><i>Help reinforce a growth mindset in your kids with these fourteen children’s books.</i><p>If you have kids in school, read parenting articles, or …

The 7 Characteristics of a Good Leader

Sargent Shriver, whose leadership credentials are unrivaled in American public service, believed leaders must act and infuse their organizations with:<p>…

Good Leaders Make Good Schools

The solutions to the nation’s problems already exist somewhere out in the country; we just do a terrible job of circulating them.<p>For example, if you want to learn how to improve city schools, look how Washington, New Orleans and Chicago are already doing it. Since 2011 the graduation rate at …

University of Chicago

How To Be Confident

12 Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design

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Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems

A common feedback trap that Brookhart observes can happen when teachers forget the goal of an assignment and give feedback on things like grammar …

Edutopia

Protip: Requesting "professional courtesy" can be an effective way to get students’ undivided attention.

What’s the Right Amount of Homework?

Many teachers and parents believe that homework helps students build study skills and review concepts learned in class. Others see homework as …

Teaching

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

University of Chicago

The Progression of Early Number & Counting

The uncertain future of handwriting

Computers and tablets are changing how we write – will the ability and need to wield a pen die out altogether?<p>We're told that writing is dying. Typing on keyboards and screens dominates written communication today. Even scribbling a signature has become rarer due to the prevalence of chip-and-pin …

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