Errin Jennings

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A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education

A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education by by TeachThought Staff Transparency in education is important for a variety of reasons. …

Pedagogy

6 Alternatives to Padlet

Last week the online ed tech community was buzzing about the recent changes to Padlet‘s pricing structure. Padlet is a robust service with millions …

Education Technology

Whatever Name You Give It, the PLC Plays an Important Role

<b>By Stephanie Hirsh</b><p>In my view, no learning model has captured educators' attention more than collaborative learning structures. Over the last few …

Pedagogy

Learning How to COACH: Why Being a ‘Curator’ Can Change Your Campus :: Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative

One of the fundamental skills for being a good instructional coach is being able to provide the right resource at the right time for the teacher(s) …

Education Technology

What's in a textbook?

Cover of Biology by OpenStax. CCBYv4.0<p>Rice University might say freedom. Freedom to teach in new ways. Freedom to learn affordably. Since 2012, Rice …

Education Technology

Unleashing Teacher Leadership

Resources<p>The Teach Factor Report: Unleashing Teacher Leadership<p>Read more about the movement to expand teacher leadership opportunities in the U.S. …

Pedagogy

Principal Connection / Building Empathy in Schools

In an era of rancor and polarization, let's make schools different.

Teaching

What Makes a Five-Tool Teacher?

Each year, Major League Baseball (MLB) conducts a draft where the best amateur players in the world are drafted and offered professional contracts. …

Teaching

Forget frustrating equations. This Indiana high school teaches algebra you’ll actually use.

As soon as Caitlin Scull started her stopwatch, her classmate began texting.<p>“You want it to be real,” their teacher, Eric Gurule, told Scull and her …

Big History Project

13.8 Billion Years of History. Free. Online. Awesome.<p>Teachers<p>Students<p>Lifelong Learners<p>NEW FOR TEACHERS<p>Get ready to teach BHP with this free online …

Teaching

Are You Making a Difference, How Do You Know?ASCD Inservice

Educators are always striving to improve. But how do we know if we are truly making a difference? Victoria L. Bernhardt has developed an effective …

Response: Underutilized Teaching Ideas

<b>(This is the third post in a four-part series. You can see Part One here and Part Two here.)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><b>What is an instructional</b> …

As A Teacher And A Parent, This Is What We Need To Remember

I’m a teacher. However, I’m also a human being. A human being who makes mistakes, who tries her hardest but sometimes comes up short.<p>Who is hurt when …

Teaching

Thinking Like a Coach

Ensuring That Writing Feedback Is Effective<p><b>Make it meaningful and specific:</b> Students don’t know what they don’t know. Writing, “Use more …

Pedagogy

Outdoor lessons improve children's learning

<b>A study found that, after teaching a lesson outside, teachers were able to hold kids' attention for nearly twice as long during a subsequent indoor</b> …

Teaching

Will Letter Grades Survive?

Public Domain<p>Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut is one of 157 private schools that are part of MTC.<p>Somewhat independently, schools and lawmakers …

Education

Wow! It Looks Like iCivics Wants To Be THE One-Stop Shop For Social Studies Teachers

I haven’t always enamored with iCivics, but they’re really upped their game over the past couple of years.<p>They’ve continued to do so, which you can …

Teaching

Helpful Tools for Integrating Writing Across the Curriculum

Next-generation learning standards require students to think more deeply and communicate their understanding both verbally and in writing. One of the …

Education Technology

A Collection of Some of The Best Websites for Teachers

January 2, 2018 Here is another of our popular visuals we published in 2017. The visual features some good educational web tools and websites to help …

Web Tools

Professional Learning Is More Meaningful When Done as a Team

High-quality professional learning is difficult to provide in education, principal Jasmine Kullar writes. Here's a solution.

Pedagogy

“Avoiding ‘Missed Opportunities’ in Writing Instruction”

Avoiding ‘Missed Opportunities’ in Writing Instruction is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Eugenia Mora-Flores, Julia …

Teaching

Quakers speak out: 'We must empower pupils with trust and respect – children don't grow taller by measuring'

I don’t often find myself agreeing with Ofsted, but in 2017 we finally heard some sense from Amanda Spielman. She declared that she’d like to see …

Pedagogy

Reading & Resources

Reading & Resources <i><br>School Administrator, January 2018</i><p>Book Reviews<p><b>Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments<br>by Heidi Hayes</b> …

Education

A Pernicious Myth: Basics Before Deeper Learning

If there is one prevalent assumption that stands in the way of deeper learning, it is that you have to do "the basics" before you can engage in …

Pedagogy

Response: 'Do Not Grade Every Piece of Writing a Student Creates'

<b>(This is the third post in a four-part series. You can see Part One here and Part Two here.)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>What is the biggest</i> …

Teaching

Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Republicans on Capitol Hill are advocating a fundamental rethink of higher education, pushing for more vocational programs and shorter pathways to credentials.<p>With a House bill aimed at rewriting the 52-year-old Higher Education Act introduced late last year and …

College & University

‘Do not Grade Every Piece of Writing a Student Creates’

‘Do not Grade Every Piece of Writing a Student Creates’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Tan Huynh, Dr. Lynell …

High School

Quote Of The Day: Change Some Words In This Article So It Applies To Schools & You Have Good Guidance For Teachers

How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience is an article in today’s New York Times.<p>Change some of the words to “teachers,” “schools,” and “students.” …

High School

How Feedback for Teachers and Principals Helped Their Students Do Better in Math

Teachers and principals didn't seek out more professional development after receiving feedback, but the feedback did seem to improve trust and …

Pedagogy

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation in Students

As adults, we know there is no question that extrinsic outcomes such as bonuses or promotions have instrumental value. But if they are the only …

Pedagogy