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A New Definition For Equity In Education

<b>A New Definition For Equity In Education</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>In a profession increasingly full of angst and positioning and corrective policy, there are few …

Achievement gaps widen for California's black and Latino students

For more than a decade, state educators have focused on helping black and Latino students perform as well in school as their white and Asian peers, calling the issue a social and economic imperative.<p>Data from a more difficult, new state testing system suggest that they still have a long way to …

Students

5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb

<b>Listen to an Extended Version of this Post in a Podcast:</b><p><b>So many of us teach the way we were taught.</b> We may not even realize we’re doing it. And that …

Teaching

Teaching Empathy: Are We Teaching Content or Students?

The term "empathy" is used to describe a wide range of experiences. Emotion researchers generally define empathy as the ability to sense other …

Listening to Teachers: How School Districts Can Adopt Meaningful Change

Dr. Harry Fensom became the interim superintendent of White Mountains Regional School District in rural New Hampshire at a time when the district was …

Pedagogy

What Are The Habits Of Mind?

<b>What Are The Habits Of Mind?</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>Editor’s Note: This post has been updated from a 2012 post.</i><p>Problem-based learning and project-based …

Launching Personalized Teaching in the Classroom

<i>This post is by Rebecca E. Wolfe, director of Students at the Center at Jobs for the Future, and Sarah Hatton, program manager at Jobs for the Future.</i><p>…

Pedagogy

Losing Ourselves

How an expectation for perfection and a college-geared definition of success has prevented us from using high school as a time to figure out what we …

Why We Should Worry Less About the Achievement Gap

Math education is a polarizing topic. When people remember their own experience in the math classroom, they typically remember feelings of love or …

Achievement Gap

Understanding and Removing Barriers

Grant Wiggins, a visionary education reformer who has made a tremendous impact now and will continue to do so even after his recent passing, and was …

Teaching

The Characteristics Of A Good School

<b>The Characteristics Of A Good School</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>When a society changes, so then must its tools.Definitions of purpose and quality must also be …

Personalize, Not Standardize

I received the following question in one of my sessions today:How do you engage the teachers and students who think it is “easier” to just do it …

Education Technology

How I Learned Differentiation

<b>How I Learned Differentiation</b>by Jessica HocketAs middle and high school student, I had few choices in learning and few opportunities for work I would …

Pedagogy

24 Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do

by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><b>1. Meaningless work</b><p>It’s fine to start with an academic standard, but standards aren’t meaningful to students and should never …

Effective Teaching Strategies: 5 Feedback Elements

The process of student learning is one of constant exploration, curiosity, and growth. As much as some might like to see a “straight line” of …

Teaching

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Achievement Gap Narrows as High School Graduation Rates for Minority Students Improve Faster than Rest of Nation | U.S. Department of Education

Graduation rates for black and Hispanic students increased by nearly 4 percentage points from 2011 to 2013, outpacing the growth for all students in …

Blogging for English-Language Learners

• Provides an opportunity for reflection by students <i>and</i> their teacher<br>• Opens up student writing to a wider audience<br>• Provides an opportunity to practice …

Response: Differentiation Lets Us Reach Our Students 'Where They Are'

Today's suggestions of effective differentiation strategies come from Katherine S. McKnight, Jessica Hockett, Christie Amburn, Elise Yerkey and …

20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

<b>20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day</b><p>contributed by <b>Saga Briggs</b><p><i>This post has been updated from a previous version</i><p>The ultimate goal of …

Using TodaysMeet as a Formative Assessment Tool | Emerging Education Technologies

This Free Backchannel Chat Platform for the Classroom can be Great for Assessment and Much More<p><i>Brandon C. Juarez manages the College of Education</i> …

5 things to consider when designing a rubric

For the record, I'm not a big fan of using rubrics in education.<p>It's not that I am against rubrics because I feel they are evil, but rather I'm …

Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments

<b>Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments</b><p>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Authentic Education<p><b>On Rigor, Language, & Verbs</b><p>Rigor is not established by the …

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

<b>The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a …

Pedagogy

Authenticity in assessment, (re-)defined and explained

For a while I’ve been banging the drum of the importance of definitions and I was reminded of its importance at the weekend as I took part in the …

This Is What Understanding Looks Like

This Is What Understanding Looks Like by Terry Heick Testing is a major challenge in education. Agreeing on what’s to be tested and how it’s to be …