Tracy Martinez

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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy. This …

What happened when one school banned homework — and asked kids to read and play instead

Mark Trifilio, principal of the public pre-K-5th grade Orchard School in Vermont, sat down with the school’s 40 educators last summer to discuss the soon-to-start new school year and homework — how much kids were getting and whether it was helping them learn.<p>Trifilio had been pondering the issue …

Teaching

8 mistakes teachers make when integrating iPads in the classroom

Integrating iPads into the classroom is a learning curve – whether you are a seasoned pro adjusting to the new iOS update or brand new to using iPads …

Education Technology

Getting Creative With Video in the Classroom

While watching the Oscars tonight, I was intrigued to see a promotion that Walmart was running to celebrate the craft of film making. I don’t …

Education Technology
Teaching
Education Technology

Stop the Homework Insanity and Let Kids Be Kids

I have so many fond memories of my childhood. Growing up in a relatively rural area of Northwestern New Jersey sure had its benefits. As we returned …

5 Tools to Help Keep Your Students and Yourself Active & Healthy

The new school year always feels like a new calendar year to me as many students and teachers have "resolutions" for the new school year. If one of …

10 Ways to Practice Multiplication Facts

Getting your students to practice multiplication facts can be a challenge. I have complied 10 ways to practice multiplication facts, that my students …

Teacher Resources - Resources and Classroom Management for Teachers

Teacher Resources and Classroom Management<p>Resources and Classroom Management for Teachers<p>If you are looking for ideas to in assigning classroom …

10 creative ways to teach English that deliver outstanding results

As a creative school, with a track record in fantastic English results, we are often asked what our specific approach is: how do we teach through the arts yet manage to maintain such high expectations from all our pupils? I'd like to share some of these approaches with you:<p><b>Immersion activities</b><p>How …