Dominic Mahon

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All Student Hand-Outs From Our First Book On Teaching ELLs Are Available For Free Again!

All the student hand-outs from the first book Katie Hull and I wrote have been available for free download to everyone ever since the book was …

How to run a unit across multiple schools - Innovation: Education

Get organized, then get tech<p>Many of your current — or future — collaborators teach at other schools around the state or world. But when you’ve got a …

How explicit direct teaching helped struggling Armadale SHS transform its students' results

Pop sticks and mini-whiteboards may seem unlikely agents of educational change, but for one Perth high school, they're proving to be invaluable tools …

'Five books I think no teacher should be without'

Asking an English teacher which books no teacher should be without is akin to asking a mother which of her children she shouldn’t be without. I’ve …

These 5 hacks can help you learn anything, according to a Stanford professor

Whether you are a student, a professional or an entrepreneur, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. But some people seem to be better learners …

Pedagogy

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math …

Air Force Academy superintendent: "Grab your phones"

848214ab-e812-4232-be1f-6b69d932ead6<p>Air Force Academy superintendent: "Grab your …

Military

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

If you know anything about New Orleans public schools, you probably know this: Hurricane Katrina wiped them out and almost all the schools became privately run charters.<p>Many of those schools subscribed to the <i>no excuses</i> discipline model — the idea that if you crack down on slight misbehavior, you …

Mental Health

New Orleans Charter School Creates 'Trauma Informed' Discipline Model

Many students at Crocker College Prep, an elementary charter school in New Orleans, suffer from trauma. The school has changed it's discipline model from "no excuses" to "trauma informed" because the old way of doing things wasn't working in a place where children suffer from PTSD at three times …

Strategy 1: Developing Clear Instructional Goals

Rick Stiggins (2008) argues that clear academic standards or learning goals form an essential structural foundation for a balanced assessment system. …

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. - Vox

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype is outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>The juniors and seniors …

Free Is Good

Why You Should Use OER<p>OER allow educators to adapt instructional materials to the individual needs of their students. This helps ensure that content …

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

<b>The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to …

The reign of the $100 graphing calculator required by every US math class is finally ending

If you took a math class at some point in the US, there is likely a bulky $100 calculator gathering dust somewhere in your closet.<p>That would be the Texas Instruments 84—or the TI 84-Plus, or the TI-89, or any of the other even more expensive variants—a shoe-sized graphing calculator released in …

Mathematics

The Learner Centered Environment

<b>Professional Learning Tool</b><p>The Professional Learning Tool describes the characteristics of a learner-centered environment by connecting the Teaching …

Pedagogy

Best Modern Technologies and Tools in Online Education

We live in the era of technology and fast access to the internet. As a result, it has become easier to connect with friends and family, to work, and …

Education Technology

Create Cloze Reading Activities with Google Sheets and Other Tools

A "<b>Cloze Test</b>" is a <b>reading activity</b> where a student is given a <b>reading passage with certain words removed</b>. Sometimes the student is also provided with …

Education Technology

Open Letter to Oklahoma Voters and Lawmakers

I am a teacher. I teach English at the high school of an independent district within Oklahoma City. I love my job. I love your kids. I call them my …

Education

Rebel Edmonton-area teacher attacks no-fail trend

No-zero policies and lenient deadlines are failing the students who most need structure in school, says a Sherwood Park high school teacher who works …

Education

Two Useful Game-based Learning Tools for Teachers

BrainRush allows you to set up virtual classrooms, assign any BrainRush to any student and monitor the activity and progress of each student in real …

Education = Cultural Capital + Skills

Nearly four years and 215 posts since I launched this column, I’ve concluded that everything I have written on education – from tutoring to for-profits to MOOCs to collegiate rankings to academic fraud to alternate certification to even corporal punishment in schools – boils down to two themes: …

Kim Kardashian

50+ Ways to Do Formative Assessment in Class

February 22, 2015<br>Here is another wonderful resource shared today by Edutopia titled “<i>53 Ways to Check for Understanding</i>”. This 2 pages PDF features a …

Pedagogy

An Easy and Quick Way to Grade Quizzes on Google Drive Using Super Quiz Tool

February 22, 2015<br>Super Quiz is an excellent Google Sheets add-on that allows teachers to add some amazing functionalities to the quizzes they create …

Extraordinary teacher offers extraordinary look at her job. We need to support rather than undermine her efforts.

<i>An extraordinary teacher writes an extraordinary explanation of her job and her concerns. This is a lengthy piece that every policymaker in the state</i> …