Matt Jewett

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Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching

<b>By Trevor MacKenzie</b>Whether it be project-based learning, design thinking or genius hour, it’s easy to get confused by the many education buzzwords …

Pedagogy

How to Help Students Craft a Thought-Provoking Discussion Question

Sarah Brown Wessling, a high school English teacher in Johnston, Iowa, and the 2010 National Teacher of the Year, gives her students a formula for …

Teaching

Porn Stars Are Furious With Rudy Giuliani: ‘A Storm’s a-Coming’

President Trump’s lawyer said that adult actresses don’t deserve our respect. Does he know anything at all about his client?<p><i>Look at her. Look at the</i> …

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms

Educators and parents have long known that curiosity is at the center of powerful learning. But too often, in the push to meet standards and pressure …

Pedagogy

danah boyd: How Critical Thinking and Media Literacy Efforts Are ‘Backfiring’ Today

Few would challenge the value of helping students develop critical thinking and information literacy. But if such skills are encouraged simply as a …

Spiritual exercises: learning to drink from our own thirst

<b>By Debora Donnini</b><p>In the seventh meditation of the Curial spiritual exercises in Ariccia, Father José Tolentino Mendonça proposes that our poverty is …

Taking the Fear out of Feedback

We’ve all had it happen.We sacrifice hours toiling away at our desks and on sofas in our living rooms, pouring our hearts, our knowledge, onto …

The Three-Step System For Getting Students to Do the Talking

I remember the first time I heard the phrase “student-centered classroom” and I almost chuckled. I had always believed my classroom was about the …

An Introduction to Academic Writing

Students, professors, and researchers in every discipline use academic writing to convey ideas, make arguments, and engage in scholarly conversation. …

Humanities

7 ways teachers can respond to the evil of Charlottesville, starting now

An educator confronts the failures of an education system that breeds white supremacy<p>White supremacy did not appear as a surprise guest to this weekend’s events. It is a plague that permeates every aspect of our shared society. At the same time as it threatens to strip people of color of their …

The Blaze Host Lawrence Jones Breaks Down the Problems With Teaching White Privilege

For generations of Americans, teachers sought to educate students in history, writing, and arithmetics. Now, educators are embarking on a whole other …

George Orwell's 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

George Orwell is the author of the dystopian novel <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> and the allegorical novella <i>Animal Farm</i>. Together, these books have sold more …

Why Grades Are Not Paramount to Achievement

The intrinsic love of learning supplants the drive for high marks in the long run.<p>At the beginning of this school year, my colleagues and I decided to avoid giving the sophomores in our English classes any grades for six weeks. Research shows that providing students with a number or letter in …

Writing Is Facing Your Deepest Fears and Failures

Writing is facing your deepest fears and all your failures, including how hard it is to write a lot of the time and how much you loathe what you’ve …

Student-Driven Differentiation: Putting Student Voice Behind The Wheel

Asking different questions isn't enough if teachers aren't listening to the answers students provide. Here are 3 ways to have authentic …

Strategy 1: Developing Clear Instructional Goals

Rick Stiggins (2008) argues that clear academic standards or learning goals form an essential structural foundation for a balanced assessment system. …

Pedagogy

Even in this age of mass literacy, we need writing lessons more than ever | Ian Jack

Writing is not the passport to riches promised to would-be journalists of the past, and nor is it an exact science. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be learned<p>Thanks to this newspaper’s belief in self-improvement and its need in these hard times to earn a bob or two, a reader can sign up to a …

Literature

Two New & Very Useful Writing Frames For Teachers & Students

One of my popular – and most useful – “Best” lists is The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students. It’s certainly one that I consult …

Teaching

Keep Students Accountable With Weekly Class Logs

In a perfect world, even in a classroom of 34 students, every student would get what he or she needs which can include a level of differentiation …

#15toptips for Student-Centred Teaching 3: Build ‘authenticity’ into your assessment strategy

As lecturers we often tend to think first of what we want to teach. This is an entirely natural response if we view ourselves primarily as subject …

Teaching

Hillbilly sellout: The politics of J. D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” are already being used to gut the working poor

<b>(AP/Andrew Harnik/Rick Bowmer/Harper)</b><p>Conservatives and the media treated Vance’s memoir like “Poor People for Dummies.” Watch his damaging rhetoric work<p>Jared Yates Sexton<p>March 11, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>When Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz took to the airwaves Tuesday to defend his party’s …

Turning Misinformation, Misunderstandings and Misconceptions into Questions That Drive Us Into Inquiry (Inquiry Circles Week #2 and #3)

This past week, my students taught me a lot as sifted through the events of the world around us and tried to make some sense out of them. A few weeks …

The Myth That Christianity Provides Ethical Guidance

Explicitly Christian signs have featured prominently in the recent protests against President Donald Trump’s immigrant and refugee ban: “Love thy …

Faith

Everything Is Crazy, So What Do We Teachers Do In Class This Week?

Things continue to get crazier and crazier – The Wall, refugee ban, firing of the Attorney General.<p>Today, I just had student share how they were …

‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable

Finland’s answer to a slip in standards is to put more ‘joy’ into the curriculum. We visit a school in Yorkshire that aims to show the UK could do the same<p>‘New core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning,” reads a recent headline on a government education website. This new, …

Education

Another Excellent Issue of ASCD Educational Leadership – This One is On Writing Instruction

The February issue of ASCD Educational Leadership is out, and it’s another good one. The them is Literacy in Every Classroom.<p>Quite a few articles are …

Teaching

12 Sundance Movies You'll Be Able to Watch on Netflix and Amazon Soon

Not many people get to travel to Park City, UT, for the annual Sundance Film Festival, but most everyone has access to streaming services online. A ton of great movies premiered this year, and Netflix and Amazon reps were busy brokering deals that mean we will get to see them ASAP. While Netflix …

Entertainment

How social media is crippling democracy, and why we seem powerless to stop it

Tech-assisted gaslighting is destroying truth, justice, and the American way. Can anything be done?<p>So, how is everyone's anxiety doing? Are our …

Social Media