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Go and See: The Key to Improving Teaching and Leading

Lifting All Leaders<br>May 25, 2017 | Volume <b>12</b> | Issue <b>18</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Go and See: The Key to Improving Teaching and Leading<p>Justin Baeder<p>Making …

Teachers Throwing Out Grades: A Movement That's Trending

Teachers are throwing out grades. It’s not a joke. It’s not a fool’s dream. It’s a movement, and the movement is trending.<p>The first-ever Teachers …

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work

Stanford professor Carol Dweck's work is being used all over the world. When we look at what school should epitomize...the growth mindset should be …

Formative Assessment: The Right Question at the Right Time

<b>Today's Guest post is written by international Formative Assessment expert Shirley Clarke. Clarke is located in London, England.</b><p>My passion is the …

Pedagogy

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side …

5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

<b>How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings</b>by <b>Amy Arbogash</b><i>Staff Meeting.</i>There are often no more dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary than …

Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences

As crew leader, Hill has his students practice how they’ll discuss their work products with their parents. We watched as he spoke with one …

Should we stop making kids memorize times tables?

Stanford University’s Jo Boaler says teachers and parents should stop using math flash cards, stop drilling kids in addition and multiplication and …

Mathematics

The Best Children’s Books of 2014

<i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i><p><i>“It is an error,”</i> wrote J.R.R. Tolkien seven decades earlier in his superb meditation on fantasy and why there’s no such thing as writing for children, <i>“to think of</i> …

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

The phrase "personalized learning" gets tossed around a lot in education circles. Sometimes it's used in the context of educational technology tools …

Cyber Monday Beauty and Makeup Deals and Sales 2014

Plan on getting some extra rest Sunday night—you're gonna need it to be fully charged for all the clicking and buying you're going to do with this year's Cyber Monday beauty deals. The steals on Black Friday are always pretty killer, sure, but a sale day dedicated to <i>online</i> shopping means you're …

An Experiment: Badging The Pursuit of Mastery

My article “Five Musts for Mastery” was published by ASCD and explores how educators can leverage technology to support students on their individual …

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 …

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

<b>2. FOSTER INQUIRY BY SCAFFOLDING CURIOSITY.</b><br>Teachers always come up to Laufenberg wanting to learn more about her progressive pedagogy -- and they …

Summer Reading for Educators: My Favorites

The book grew out of the work of Laura Weaver and Mark Wilding at the PassageWorks Institute, which focuses on helping educators learn how to …

Smashing Silos!

Siloed subjects help schools, but they really don't help our students. We need to smash these silos to integrate topics and show the linkages between …

What's the Secret to a Successful Education?

Educational authorities are committed to the assessment of student progress and educational initiatives. Sometimes however, a little observation and instinct will indicate whether your school is heading in the right direction...

Math, PBL and 21st Century Learning for All Students

Math teachers and teachers of lower-performing students do have unique challenges for teaching 21st century skills. However, research demonstrates …

20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century Schools

by <b>Hope Mulholland</b>, TeachThought Intern<p>BYOD policies–Bring Your Own Device–allow schools to bring technology into the classroom with a “bottom-up” …

Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys

<b>MINECRAFT</b><b>.</b> This online game lets you build entire worlds out of blocks. Minecraft’s visual simplicity belies what is a completely open-ended and …

Five Reasons Why Video Games Power Up Learning

But from what I've seen in my classroom, videogames aren't bad for you at all. In fact, videogames are powerful tools for learning.<p>Learning about …

Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning

By Kimberly Vincent<p>We hear a lot about "passion-based" learning, and although in theory it sounds ideal, there are many factors to consider in …

Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software

Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating …

Experimental Videogame Teaches Kids How to Program Java

Many videogames let you cast your very own magic spells. Usually, this involves pressing the right button on your mouse. But in an experimental game …