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What Happens When Instructional Rounds Go District-Wide?

This effort is designed and led by my colleague, Davina Goldwasser, a manager of leadership development in our district. So far, there has been a …

Resources on Developing Resilience, Grit, and Growth Mindset

Explore an array of resources about understanding and building student perseverance, and consider questions raised by the research on grit. <i>(15+</i> …

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Do we know how to improve teaching? I don’t mean tinkering around the edges—making a particular history lesson better or getting an individual …

10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

<b>10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom</b><p>By <b>Jennifer Rita Nichols</b><p>Teachers are incorporating more and more projects into …

Pedagogy

10 conversations you need to have in your school

1). <b>How would teachers respond if we did a monthly ‘lunch learn bash’ during their lunch time?</b> A specific topic would be selected (based on teacher …

A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math

The best resource for a student that thinks they hate math is a great teacher.<p>But what about the best resource for that teacher? Beyond an active …

Problem-Based Learning

The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

Having been able to observe this school pre- and post-Morning Meeting, I can tell you that it was transformational. We didn't use a fancy prepared …

14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Protractor<p>Even on an iPad, a protractor can be used as a tool to measure angles. Children can simply practice making acute and obtuse angles by …

Education Technology

Students Can Explore Data Literacy with TuvaLabs

<i>Our blogger today is Theresa Shafer, Online Community Manager for New Tech Network.</i><p>If any of you happen to follow me on Twitter, you know it is my …

Helping Students Understand What a Test Is and Is Not

We can mitigate against students' acquiring this damaging mindset by helping them understand that any one test on a subject does not demonstrate all …

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math<p>The familiar, hierarchical sequence of math instruction starts with counting, followed by addition and subtraction, then multiplication and division. The …

KQED

Free, unstructured playtime gives kids a chance to discover their interests and tap into their creativity. It’s a crucial element for building …

Focus on Audience for Better PBL Results

From Social Media to the Mayor<p>Audience interactions might unfold on YouTube or Twitter, where Wettrick (@DonWettrick)helps students "navigate social …

Fifth-graders at St. James Elementary School apply math, science skills with electric car designs

comments<p>Fifth-grade students at St. James Elementary School showed off their new electric vehicles on Tuesday, Feb. 25, as part of a project to teach …

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 …

Let's make formative assessing a top priority

In our undergraduate courses we all learned about summative and formative assessing. We've also all been to conferences or events that have …

Great Teachers Don't Teach

My psychology professor was an effective teacher because he provided experiences that created long-term memories. In response to the LinkedIn …

Pedagogy

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 …

Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

English<p>English classes at College Prep are conducted around a large, oval table called a Harkness Table.<p>Harkness Discussion Guidelines - Overview of …

Science Teaching iPad Apps

With the rapidly increasing number of developed iPhone and iPad apps, this list will help sort the hype from the help for what helps STEM teachers. | …

How Does Electronic Reading Affect Comprehension?

Although electronic texts have been with us for many decades, in the past few years electronic reading has become increasingly popular. The ready …

KQED

<b>By Shelley Wright</b><p>Academics. Most of our current school system revolves around it, and yet, I think it falls miserably short of what our kids need. To …

KQED

“Everyone is interested in something, it just may not be the thing we want them to be interested in,” said Larry Ferlazzo, an English and Social …

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, EdTech, PBL

<i>“11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning” by Katre Laan from myhistro.com first appeared on TeachThought.</i><p>The rise of technology used in …

7 Essential Ingredients Of Project-Based Learning

<b>How To Design A Project-Based Learning Unit: 7 Essential Ingredients</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Project-Based Learning is the anchoring of student-driven …

Digital Project-Based Learning: 7 Tools for Student Collaboration

<b>Digital Project-Based Learning: Seven Tools for Student Collaboration</b><p>by <b>Rob Sabo</b><p>Education today often requires extensive collaboration between …