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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

Add to this the findings (from Bowen, Chingos and McPherson's <i>Crossing the Finish Line</i>) that high school grades have a more predictive value of …

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They explored math, science, social science and literature topics that interested them, choosing one question each week, researching it, and …

Response: Ways To Develop a Culture of Success in Schools

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series on this topic)</b><p>Katie Keeler asked:<p><i>How do you create a school culture or even classroom culture in which</i> …

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Resources for Getting Started With Project-Based Learning

Resources by Topic:<p>Just getting started with project-based learning (PBL)? Our curated list of resources for educators new to PBL should help you. …

Finland’s Formula for School Success (Education Everywhere Series)

Education Everywhere Video Series<p>This series takes a look at high-achieving education systems and model schools around the world to see what makes …

Which L is in your PLC?

School improvement means people improvement, and to make this a reality, a lot of schools are implementing professional learning communities. …

Key and Peele and Classroom Management

To put it plainly, teaching in a wealthy suburb does not always translate to teaching in an impoverished section of an inner city. It can be a …

Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards

<b>Good Morning. You All Have An F: Increasing Student Engagement Via An Additive Grading System</b><p>by <b>Rob Steller</b><p>In a way, the current education system is …

Baltimore Student Brings Down The House with This Amazing Speech

Education

8 Classroom Apps To Try This Fall

Despite my best efforts to slow down time, summer break is quickly drawing to a close. And, while summer break is obviously one of the best things …

Performance assessments may not be ‘reliable’ or ‘valid.’ So what?

In a comment on Dan Willingham’s recent post, I said<p><i>we have plenty of alternatives that have been offered, over and over again, to counteract our</i> …

Finland's education ambassador spreads the word

Pasi Sahlberg was Finland's chief inspector of schools … until it was decided teachers did not need Ofsted-style surveillance. Now his job is global spokesman for the Finnish message. Profile by Peter Wilby<p>Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at …

Teach Informational Texts Alongside The Literature You Love

The Common Core places new emphasis on the importance of reading and analyzing complex nonfiction and informational texts. This has many English …

Say Bye-Bye to Binders

Three-ring binders -- the mainstay of education for decades -- now seem clunky, heavy and unwieldy. You never have a hole punch when you need
one, so …

We Need Consensus in the Design For Change

Recently we had the opportunity to speak with <b>Dr. Charlotte Frank</b>* about her views on education for today and for the future. She has spent much of …

Embedded Formative Assessment

Recently, I completed reading, Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam. To say it is an important read would be an understatement. What I think …

Is it possible to improve teaching and learning without strong teamwork?

Each week this summer I’m introducing a blog theme that connects popular and important posts from recent years. Each theme offers a number of …