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Growth mindset interventions yield impressive results

A growth mindset is the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed, but can be developed. Do students who are taught a growth mindset earn …

Pedagogy

Who is the Conference For Anyway?

So here we are, with only a couple of days left until our student led conferences, and I couldn’t be more excited to watch our students celebrate …

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in …

Pedagogy

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Time Management

What’s the Difference Between Displaying and Documenting Learning? - Corwin Connect

Before I answer this question, I will ask another: <i>Do you have a social media account that allows you to snap and share photos and/or videos, as well</i> …

The Art of Reflection

This naturally led to a conversation about portfolios. Portfolio discussions typically center on the tools: how to save, share, and publish student …

Pedagogy

Energy and Calm: Change It Up and Calm It Down!

1. Breath<p>Sitting up nice and tall with both feet flat on the floor, take three slow, deep breaths down to the belly, breathing in through the nose …

(Almost) Paperless Literature Circles

The students met for literature circles twice a week -- Mondays and Fridays -- for about 40 minutes per session. Here's what happened on each of …

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

In light of this, research suggests that considering the following interrelated elements when designing and implementing learning activities may help …

Creating a Culture of Trust and Safety in Every Class

Developed as a part of the Responsive Classroom (RC) model, morning meetings have four key components:<p><b>Greeting:</b> Students and teachers greet and …

Teaching

Student-Led Conferences: Resources for Educators

Schools that implement student-led conferences report that they:<p>Encourage students to take responsibility and ownership for their learning by …

5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

• Flexible Learning Environments (04:02) - Students and teachers at Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, talk about the district's …

'Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows

Giant collection of fishing nets, plastic containers and other discarded items called a ‘ticking time bomb’ as large items crumble into micro plastics<p>The vast patch of garbage floating in the Pacific Ocean is far worse than previously thought, with an aerial survey finding a much larger mass of …

Pollution

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

Help Students Develop Vital Interviewing Skills in Your Classroom

Interviewing subjects isn’t just that thing HR Managers do. In fact, interviewing can be a great form of experiential learning. This is true whether …

Employment

Response to Intervention: Resources for Educators

Over the past decade, Response to Intervention (RTI) has seen widespread use in schools as an effective way to promote student learning. Originally …

Why some kids can’t spell and why spelling tests won’t help

A couple of years ago, early one morning, I received an SMS advising “resadents to stay indoors because of a nearby insadent”. I was shocked by the …

Language

Learner Interest Matters: Strategies for Empowering Student Choice

Readiness + Interest = Engagement<p>Student interest in a topic holds so much power. When a topic connects to what students like to do, engagement …

Teaching

What’s the Difference Between “Doing Projects” and “Project Based Learning”?

Thanks to Amy Mayer of FriEdTechnology for this fantastic comparison describing the key differences between “doing projects” and project-based …

5 Apps for Creating Digital Portfolios on iPads

As the end of the school year nears you may find yourself asking students to create collections of examples of their best work of the year. There are …

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Thinking About Learning<p>In 2005, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed everything we know about learning in a paper called <i>How Students Learn</i>. In …

Pedagogy

How to Coach the Best Performance Out of People, According to Research

<b>“Explanation, demonstration, imitation, correction, and repetition.”</b><p>Break down proper technique, quickly correct errors and get them to repeat until …

Demonstration

Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started

We know certain characteristics can be encouraged, but not taught, like curiosity. But teachers who use an inquiry based approach can provide …

Teaching

10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers

This afternoon I was asked if I could put together a list of my favorite Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons. In the past I had put together lists …

Maybe we don’t understand what readers really do – and why it matters

How well are we doing in comprehension of text as a nation? You know the answer. We are doing poorly when it comes to genuine comprehension:<p>And look …

Design Thinking with iPads

Design thinking is a powerful tool to really get your students thinking about and tackling a problem or topic at a much deeper level. It is a …

Great poster from Nicole: Rising Stars of Inference #tcrwp #reading #engchat #uwclearn http://t.co/6DHLMAFM0e

Peeling Back the Layers of the Extinction Trade and How it Impacts Sea Turtles

“My belief is, that once we have uncovered such an important truth, we have an obligation … no, a duty, to do something about it.” – Shawn …

Turtles

Find free and fair use photos

Grabbing images from Google is easy. You search, copy and paste. It’s a no-brainer and often the first thing students do when creating any sort of …

The 5 Best Free Rubric Making Tools For Teachers

• <b>About Annenberg Learner:</b><br>Annenberg Learner is a tool that allows teachers to specify the appearance of their rubric and the criteria on which students …