Liz Cairns

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Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

By the end of the term, Evelyn was sitting in the front row, volunteering to demonstrate how to solve problems, and getting frustrated with herself …

50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels

If your class uses daybooks (an approach recommended in Thinking Out Loud: The Student Daybook as a Tool to Foster Learning), wait for composition …

6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom

6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom by Ashley McCann Technology is changing the world at a rapid pace, and education isn’t exempt from the …

Social Media

The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Math

We recently sent the call out on our Teacher HELPLINE! for teachers to tell us the best math websites. And wow, did you all come through! We’ve …

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

When we take a brain break, it refreshes our thinking and helps us discover another solution to a problem or see a situation through a different …

Slow Writing

<i>Thank you to Wendy from Bishop Eden for flagging-up the original website that has inspired this post.</i><p>Teaching children through a ‘read to write’ …

Teaching

A new twist on Slow Writing

<i>Since first writing about Slow Writing back in May 2012 the original post has had almost 12,000 views and I’ve received regular emails and tweets</i> …

Creative Writing

How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning

<b>By Maricela Montoy-Wilson</b><i>A version of this post originally ran on the Teaching Channel’s Tcher’s Voice blog.</i>I came back from my morning run …

Teaching

How to Set up Guided Reading in the Classroom

What is Guided Reading?<p>Guided Reading vs. Round Robin<p>I remember sitting in a lecture during my teaching studies, listening attentively about the …

5 Things You Can Do Right Now for a More Positive Classroom

Behavior Management, Classroom Culture, New Teachers, Teaching Strategies<p>We've all heard it - "There's no tired like teacher tired!" - and it's so …

Why The Over Use Of Writing Stimuli & Book Planning Could Be Damaging Children’s Writing Potential.

I should start out by stating quite clearly that this <b>is not</b> an article advocating for the removal of all stimuli or book inspired writing tasks from …

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

Teachers in Littleton, Colorado — like teachers in many places — are increasingly asking students to read and write online. Free tools like Google …

Challenging pupils in primary maths

Ensure your primary learners reach their full potential with this collection of mathematical extension resources<p>Looking for ways to stretch and …

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and …

Teaching

Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class

Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset has become essential knowledge in education circles. The Stanford psychologist found that children who …

Pedagogy

Outdoor Maths: Right Angles — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

6 comments<p>Although I’ve blogged before about right angles, in the summer term I had the rare opportunity to work on a series of activities, both …

Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia

Fifth-grade teacher Kyle Redford remembers with emotion the day she unwittingly put an iPad in the hands of one of her 10-year-old dyslexic students, …

Teaching

Children of the internet go back to basics for research

Now a new partnership between Glasgow University and a city primary school is seeking to redress the balance by teaching pupils basic research skills …

Want to teach ethical fashion to kids? Here's how

The clothing industry can harm people and the environment. But schools are in a position to help bring about change<p>How much did your outfit cost? Chances are, much more than you think. The clothing industry is the second-largest global polluter – after oil – and its complex production techniques …

8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning

8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning by TeachThought Staff For in-person professional development from TeachThought …

The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

<b>The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Projects in the classroom are as old as the classroom itself.<p>“Projects” …

8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning

<b>8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>Rachelle Dene Poth</b><p>My first year of teaching with project-based learning …

Bhutan solves the ultimate school maths problem – and the answer is 108

Oxford mathematician <b>Marcus du Sautoy</b> visits the mountain kingdom, which is successfully taking on the challenge of inspiring children to love maths<p>Every country around the world is trying to crack one of the toughest mathematical conundrums on the books. Not the Riemann hypothesis or the …

Mathematics

Collaboration Isn't New, But It Doesn't Mean You're Doing It Right

Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to …

Teaching

Inviting Global Perspectives into the Classroom

<i>Article Produced in Partnership with</i> Cisco Education<i>.</i><p>As our schools and universities prepare students to make a contribution to the world, it is …

8 Fun and Effective Lesson Closures

It’s happened to all of us, the intention is there but just as you’re thinking “I still have ten minutes…” the bell rings and the lesson ends with a …

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

Students draw in the other half of self-portrait photographs extrapolating from what’s visible. (Courtesy of Ada Leaphart/Integrated Arts Academy at …

Teaching

This Bronx elementary school is changing the way it teaches math -- and it's showing results

Fifth-grader Darmairys Henriquez used a green marker to write her answer to a math problem on a big poster board. Her classmates at P.S. 294 stopped …

How Teaching With Symmetry Improves Math Understanding

There’s a part of the brain that enables us to perceive magnitude — we can compare loudness when hearing different tones or compare the number of …

Mathematics

9 TED Talks recommended by students, for students

Which TED Talks do students love? We asked TED-Ed Club Members around the world to share their favorites. Below, check out 9 great talks recommended …