Michael Brody

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When Grading Harms Student Learning

Andrew MillerAssessmentInstead of issuing zeros, penalizing late work, and grading formative assessments, teachers should make the classroom a place …


Developing Teachers' Social and Emotional Skills

Photo credit: Chicago 2016 via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Lorea Martinez, PhDProfessional DevelopmentSocial and emotional competencies help teachers avoid …


Teaching Empathy: Are We Teaching Content or Students?

Terry HeickSocial and Emotional LearningTeaching empathy is about teaching students, not content -- how they feel about the incoming knowledge will …


Q&A: Misconceptions About Formative Assessment

Richard J. Stiggins, an advocate of classroom assessments in the service of learning, identifies common misunderstandings about formative assessment.


Hiring for Excellence in Independent Schools: Why We Need to Seek Cultural Competence in Hiring - Independent Ideas Blog

​Hiring can be both arduous and rewarding, and as time consuming as it is full of possibilities. We would all agree, I believe, that “mistakes” are …


Diversity Without Silos

“For the group, as well as for the species, what gives an individual his genetic value is not the quality of his genes. It is the fact that he does


» Three Ways to Incorporate Formative Assessment into Every ClassroomASCD Inservice

By Jasper Fox Sr.

No one change has the potential to improve education for all students as increasing the use of formative assessment in our …


What Makes a Great Independent School Teacher - Independent Ideas Blog

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part research series on teacher quality in independent schools. This blog focuses on how educators define


10 Fun-Filled Formative Assessment Ideas

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The Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid

The Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoidby Daniel R. Venables, Founding Director of the Center for Authentic PLCsIt’s that time of the school year …


Students Who Feel Emotionally Unprepared for College Struggle in the Classroom

Stress outside the lecture hall tends to result in lower grades for freshmen, along with a range of other negative experiences, according to survey …


Report: Teacher-Controlled Video Observations Improve Teacher Assessment Process

Teachers who participated in a year-long study comparing video-recorded and in-person classroom observations found the video observation process …

Education (Canada)

Education Week

Here's a simple equation I'd like you to ponder ...

If professional development is supposed to lead to better pedagogy that will improve student …

edX courses + time on campus = a new path to an MIT master’s degree

MIT Pilot program reimagines admissions process, introduces “MicroMaster’s.”This story originally ran on MIT News.EdX co-founder and partner MIT …


What Teaching a MOOC with edX Taught Me - Independent Ideas Blog

​Last spring at my school, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in California, I taught my first MOOC with edX: Psych101x. Right away, I was glued to the …

The Ideal Blended-Learning Combination by Paul E. Peterson

As the use of technology in schools grows rapidly—whether in blended-learning environments, for project-based learning, or just because it’s the fad …


Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

Diagnosable mental health problems are at an all-time high among college students, but, in addition, and in some ways even more disconcerting, there …


Education Week

Video is increasingly seen as a powerful tool for teachers to improve instructional methods, to allow a peek into the classrooms of others, and to …

Education Week

For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say "secretly" because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research in …

Six Extras that Build Power and Leadership

When Ann Moore was on her way to becoming CEO of Time Inc., before women were found in top management ranks, she won loyalty by, among other things, spreading a perquisite of her magazine publisher job to peers and subordinates: preferred seats at the best sporting events in New York. Across the …


The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift

Over the many years that #Edchat has been engaging educators, one topic that always generates a huge amount of interest, based on comments, is the …


If you made it past the headline, you’re likely a student, concerned parent, teacher or, like me, a nerd nostalgist who enjoys basking in the distant …


The New High School Essentials: LinkedIn, a Resumé, and a Digital Portfolio

In a world where more than a third of college admissions officers visit applicants' social media pages and 93% of job recruiters review candidates' social profiles before making hiring decisions, a digital presence is now an essential for hopeful college admits, entry-level apprentices, and future …


The Importance of Creating a Culture of Innovation

An interview with Liz Anderson, Google for Education team

The Teachers Guild sat down with Liz Anderson of the Google for Education team, our first

The skills needed in the 21st century - New Vision for Education

To thrive in today’s innovation-driven economy, workers need a different mix of skills than in the past. In addition to foundational skills like …

Udacity Says It Can Teach Tech Skills to Millions

“I’m the least experienced person on my engineering team at Google,” Kelly Marchisio, a 25-year-old computer programmer, told me recently. “I frankly might be one of the least experienced engineers at Google, period.”

Ms. Marchisio was not assuming false modesty. Like many Googlers, she has an …

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Teachers Nurture Growth Mindsets in Math

Despite skepticism from some parts of the mathematics field, new strategies are emerging for teachers to help students develop positive learning …


How Stanford Took On the Giants of Economics

The center of gravity for economic thought in the United States has long been found along the two miles in Cambridge, Mass., that run between Harvard University and M.I.T. But there is new competition for that title, and it is quite a bit farther west.

Stanford University has lured an all-star …

A Booster Shot on Parents’ Night - Independent Ideas Blog

​At Curriculum Evenings I always offer a few words of welcome. It’s a comfortable, familiar ritual. Yet, at our recent upper school event, I felt a …

5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb

Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? Time to reconsider.

So many of us teach the way we were taught. We may not …