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Research every teacher should know: setting expectations

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a research project on expectations<p><b>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with</b> …

Teaching

Lessons from research

Making sense of academic thinking for the classroom<p>With many children struggling with reading in some way, there’s a wealth of evidence to help teachers support students<p>Published: 6:12 AM<p>Bradley Busch explains how psychology research into the effectiveness of student evaluation of learning and …

Planning for PBL Implementation

Here are some ideas on planning PBL project implementation so you can be both ready to go at the outset and flexible in responding to how students …

Suggestions For Assisting Students To Develop Intrinsic Motivation To Learn

I’ve done “Twitter Chats” for most of my books where I’ve shared short excerpts from them.<p>I’ve archived them using Storify. However, Storify is going …

Teaching

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

Creativity

Socratic Seminars in World Language Classes

Six Tips for Using Socratic Seminars in World Language Classrooms<p><b>1. Start with a loose structure:</b> A quick search into Socratic seminars yields a …

The 4 Attributes of Transformational Leadership

Leadership – it’s not just giving orders. The role of school administration is about more than just making schedules and disciplining children. …

Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction (Language and Literacy Series) Kindle Edition

This book proposes a pedagogical model called “Pose, Wobble, Flow” to encapsulate the challenge of teaching and the process of growing as an educator …

Using Gamification in Teacher Professional Development

If you asked a room of teacher if they would rather work, play, or participate in professional development, professional development would likely …

Pedagogy

10 Innovative Learning Stations That Get Students Reading

In my classroom, I use the station rotation model of blended learning. I set up five or six stations around my classroom. With their groups, students …

“Students can ‘own Their Learning Through Creating Questions'”

Students can ‘own Their Learning Through Creating Questions’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>Shanna Peeples, Kathy T. …

“Effective Classroom Discussions Don’t Happen ‘Magically'”

Effective Classroom Discussions Don’t Happen ‘Magically’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Rita Platt, Adeyemi …

High School

6th Grade Human Body Systems Project

What are the non-negotiable elements in Project Based Learning?

by Gavin Hays<p>Project Based Learning is seen by many as an effective contemporary student-centered pedagogy that sustains inquiry, promotes student …

“ReadWorks” Now Provides “Same” Texts At Different Level

They’ve now gotten even better.<p>Now, many of their texts have “StepReads” versions, which they describe as:<p><i>Less complex versions of our nonfiction and</i> …

High School

When We All Teach Text Structures, Everyone Wins

<b>It’s a given that we want our students to read well.</b><p>We want them to handle challenging material strategically, to comprehend all of its nuances …

Teaching

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using

Listen to my interview with Pooja Agarwal (transcript):<p>Sponsored by Raymond Geddes and Kids Discover<p><b>We’ve talked about retrieval practice two other</b> …

6 Tips for Preventing PBL Burnout | Blog | Project Based Learning

September 18, 2017<br>6 Tips for Preventing PBL Burnout<p>Education is a rewarding profession. Observing students develop their philosophies, understanding …

Belief in success predicts how kids do in math and reading

When kids believe they can achieve success in math and reading, they are more likely to achieve high test scores in those subjects, new research …

Education

Compassion as a Classroom Management Tool

As the school year progressed, my interactions with my students changed. I became more comfortable with demonstrating my love and respect for them, …

Pedagogy

Genius Hour in Elementary School

My first year of Genius Hour in my fifth-grade classroom was a huge success. I gave students one hour each week to study any subject of their …

Teaching

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

Address Behavioral Issues Affecting Academic Achievement<p>Points off for late work may not motivate students. I know that when I took points off for …

Pedagogy

Teaching Secrets: Get to Know Students Through Seating Challenges

Complete Coverage<p><i>Where do I sit?</i> It's the universal first question, at the top of students' minds as they cross the threshold of my room on the first …

How to Stop Giving Meaningless Homework

It was about this time last year when I gave my opinion about homework. To summarize briefly, I think that many homework assignments are a waste of …

Ring Their Bells: A New Way to Deliver Bell Work

During the past few years, as I've reentered K-12 classrooms in addition to my undergraduate coursework, I'm learning that how I begin the day or …

Teaching

Why Discussions of Close Reading Sound Like Nails Scratching on a Chalkboard

Blast from the Past: Why Discussions of Close Reading Sound Like Nails Scratching on a Chalkboard. First, published March 24, 2013; reissued on …

Tackle Any Problem With These 3 Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p>In previous posts, I shared questions that can help overcome fear of failure and others aimed at identifying your creative or …

Creativity

Flipgrid. Ignite Classroom Discussion.

"Flipgrid is my desert island edtech platform. The opportunities are endless."<p><b>Kristina Holzweiss</b> @lieberrian<br>K12 Librarian, Long Island, New York<br>2015 …

Education Technology