Michael Brody

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Innovating Their Way To and From the Top

To enable and sustain such a culture of creativity and innovation, our schools unquestionably need key resources such as time, money, space, and …

Innovation

5-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward

This ad was launched during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, and you can see why it was a crowd-pleaser -- it's a moving reminder of how many …

Film Festivals

Cracking the teacher recruitment and retention code | CTQ #CTQCollab

<b>Posted by Justin Minkel on Monday, 05/15/2017</b><p>I teach in a school that is 99% poverty yet has virtually 0% turnover. See if you can figure out which …

Education

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

How do you teach the same concepts and skills to students with diverse abilities and interests? Different learning profiles? And how do you do that …

Teaching

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

However talented, no one is a natural-born teacher. Honing the craft takes significant care and effort, not just by the individual, but also by the …

Model United Nations

These 5 Big Tech Trends Are Changing the Way We Learn

Our current education system is not fit for purpose. Student mental health is at an all-time low, and student debt is at an all-time high. Dominated …

Learning

Talking About Race in Mostly White Schools

<i>In past articles (</i><i>here</i><i> and</i> <i>here</i><i>, for example), Usable Knowledge has explored the dynamics of talking about race in schools, especially in the</i> …

Social Justice

No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problems

A child psychologist argues punishment is a waste of time when trying to eliminate problem behavior. Try this instead.<p>Say you have a problem child. If it’s a toddler, maybe he smacks his siblings. Or she refuses to put on her shoes as the clock ticks down to your morning meeting at work. If it’s a …

Parenting

KQED

<b>By Alex Shevrin</b><p>On my best day as a teacher, I will talk passionately about progressive pedagogy, empathy as the core of a classroom and diverse …

Emotions

A counterintuitive approach to improving math education: Focus on English language arts teaching

Recent education reform efforts commonly aim at improving teacher effectiveness. One study of three large districts finds that they spent …

Education

How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together

Incivility can fracture a team, destroying collaboration, splintering members’ sense of psychological safety, and hampering team effectiveness. Belittling and demeaning comments, insults, backbiting, and other rude behavior can deflate confidence, sink trust, and erode helpfulness — even for those …

Harvard Business Review

KQED

Math teachers of older students sometimes struggle to get students to explain their thinking with evidence. It’s hard to get kids in the habit of …

Teaching

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Learning

Translating as Explanation: Havruta, Skill Development and Social Emotional Learning

TRANSLATION AS EXPLANATION: HAVRUTA, SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING<p>JOSHUA LADON<p><i>Joshua Ladon how using different modes of</i> havruta</i> …

Learning to Think Like a Computer

In “The Beauty and Joy of Computing,” the course he helped conceive for nonmajors at the University of California, Berkeley, Daniel Garcia explains an all-important concept in computer science — abstraction — in terms of milkshakes.<p>“There is a reason when you go to the ‘Joy of Cooking’ and you want …

Computer Science

Are there good reasons to miss class?

No one likes it when students are out of class. Absenteeism is a big reason students fall behind (and fail), and it’s frustrating when students miss …

Why Even Great Teaching Strategies Can Backfire And What To Do About It

Educators often look for classroom inspiration from instructional strategies that “work,” focusing on how many students improved based on a given …

Teaching

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Sit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom.<p>But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools.<p>“We need to …

Education

The Deficit Model Is Harming Your Students

Believe That Your Students Can Learn<p>Students know their shortcomings, and so many -- especially minority males -- act up, act out, or drop out to …

Education

Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class

My bank sends me a text alert when my account balance is low. My wireless company sends me a text alert when I'm about to use up my monthly data. Somebody — I guess the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration? —sends me a text alert when it's going to rain a whole lot.<p>A few clever …

Education

The Neuroscience of Trust

Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They’re anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they’re losing. Consider Gallup’s meta-analysis of decades’ worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as …

Harvard Business Review

Hattie effect size list - 195 Influences Related To Achievement

John Hattie developed a way of ranking various influences in different meta-analyses related to learning and achievement according to their effect …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Pedagogy

The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time

It is often said that a sign of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting different results each time. This sums up how most …

Teaching

Educational Leadership:Getting Personalization Right:One-Size-Doesn't-Fit-All Homework

Teachers at Vinal, a high-performing PreK–5 school with about 500 students, have embraced individualized homework since the 2015–2016 school year. At …

From “Consequence” to “Prevention”

Despite the attention bullying has received over the past decade, there’s still too often a gap between what schools consider to be bullying — …

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist

Are Americans getting dumber?<p>Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in …

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

Adolescence is an exciting time as teenagers become increasingly independent, begin to look forward to their lives beyond high school, and undergo …

Teaching

Study: Teacher Satisfaction, Collaboration Are Keys to Student Achievement

Teacher job satisfaction, a schoolwide professional community, and student achievement are all linked in elementary school, a new study says.

Education