Kristi Allan

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Growth vs Fixed Mindset

Purposeful Grouping for Collaboration

Lesson ObjectiveShare and learn from othersLength2 minQuestions to ConsiderHow does Ms. Thomas help all students feel comfortable sharing their …

Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what …

Historia: Game-Based Learning for Middle School History

That is, until we folded learning games into the mix.<p>Whenever we used learning games, the classroom atmosphere was electrified, and our students were …

Middle School

Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity

Lessons on discoveries that learning changes the structure and function of the brain can engage students, especially when combined with explicit …

Climate Control: 6 Ways to Improve Your School Environment

It's easy to feel unimportant, ineffective and taken for granted. While that may appear obvious, it seems almost human nature to notice when things …

The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020

Community in the Cloud<p>Today, teachers are leading the way and spearheading change. They are building rich global online communities using digital …

Education Technology

Digital Tools and Distraction in School

In a similar article, “With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking in Class?,” Holly Korbey explores research around student study …

Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

Quality Indicators<p>If you and your students don't unpack and understand what creativity looks like, then teaching and assessing it will be very …

Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

The truth is, and the research shows, students need multiple and various exposures to a word before they fully understand that word and can apply it. …

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Resources by Topic:<p>Creating Social Media Guidelines<p>Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, …

WeAreTeachers — 12 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Teachers

Common Ground 2018

<b>Armand Doucet</b><br>International Presenter <br>​Teaching in the 4th Industrial Revolution<p><b>Sarah Thomas</b><br>Regional Technology Coordinator<br>Connecting the Dots: …

A City Education: Why Do We Write Off the Things That Matter to Kids?

<i>Through A City Education, City Year corps members share their experiences working as tutors and mentors in schools in hopes of closing the</i> …

The Future of Learning Environments: An Issue That Concerns the Students

<i>Following her first article on her experiences as an architect/designer working with kids, Moa Dickmark offers her insights into the future of</i> …

Classroom ideas, Salts and Teaching ideas

What is social and emotional learning? When students work together on project teams, they learn to collaborate, communicate, and resolve conflicts. …

Nurturing Collaboration: 5 Strategies

In my previous post, I wrote about the power and potential of collaborative projects and peer feedback. These opportunities work to democratize the …

6 Immediate Strategies For Improving Teacher Morale

<b>6 Immediate Strategies For Improving Teacher Morale</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Teacher morale isn’t a popular topic, and that makes sense on the surface. Teachers …

Pedagogy

Inventor to Schools: 'Let Kids Fail!'

We've heard the importance of failure and experimentation in learning. In this excellent interview on Science Friday, inventor James Dyson speaks …

12 powerful talks from Olympians and Paralympians

The Opening Ceremony for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi takes place today, which means that — over the next few weeks — we’ll all be watching …

7 Ideas for Going Digital Without Devices

By onFebruary 9, 2014 1:52 PM<p>Hopefully last week's digital learning day brought more awareness to how technology can transform teaching and learning. …

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment<p><i>Laura Greenstein</i><p>About This Book<p><i>What does formative assessment look like, and when should</i> …

Brain-Based Teaching

Brain-Based Teaching | Inspiration For Educators<p>By Eric Jensen | Articles for educators, trainers and fans of Brain-Based Teaching. Eric Jensen on …