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10 Innovative Learning Stations That Get Students Reading

Whenever I would introduce a new novel to my students, I always got the same reaction: Students moaned and groaned about the storyline, expressed …

“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. …

Teaching

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

“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 …

6th Grade Human Body Systems Project

Great Anatomy Site – Life science connections: http://vilenski.org/science/humanbody/index.html<p>Easy to Read description of each body system: …

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 …

Pedagogy

“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> …

Teaching

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><b>We’ve talked about retrieval practice two other times on this site:</b> First in 2015, when we …

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 - Futurity

Kids' self-concept of their abilities in reading and math can affect how they do in those subjects—regardless of their level of achievement.

Compassion as a Classroom Management Tool

When I entered the ninth-grade English classroom, I had a clear vision of the first-year teacher I wanted to be: a strict, but thoughtful, educator …

Genius Hour in Elementary School

We’ve all heard legends of Google employees being able to spend 20 percent of their workweek exploring topics of their choosing. Some of our favorite …

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

My Edutopia post When Grading Harms Student Learning generated a lot of buzz. Grading is an emotional subject, with strong-held opinions and ideas. I …

Teaching

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 …

Teaching

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 …

Teaching

Ring Their Bells: A New Way to Deliver Bell Work

This is the most frequent challenge that I hear from educators in all grade levels (including higher education): "How do I create and sustain …

Emotions

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 …

Crypto Features

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 …

Design Thinking

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 …

Let’s Stop With The Worksheets And Create Engaged Readers

...The post Let’s Stop With The Worksheets And Create Engaged Readers appeared first on TeachThought.

The trendy classroom management strategy you should never use

<i>**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained</i> …

Inquiry-Based Learning: Developing Student-Driven Questions

Defining Inquiry<p>Inquiry-based learning, rather than presenting a set of facts, uses student inquiries, questions, interests, and curiosities to drive …

Teaching

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students. And …

7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom

Several studies have been published over the past month related to the idea of how individual members of a group (co-workers, students) can do better …

Education

Marvin Marshall: 5 Classroom Tips

His approach is the only system that is proactive, totally noncoercive, and does not use external manipulatives or threats. He INDUCES students to …

Focusing On The Impact Classroom Disruptions Have On Others, Not On The Students Doing The Disrupting

As many teachers already know, one of the most effective responses we can make to classroom management problems is by saying:<p><i>“I’m not feeling</i> …

Teaching