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Push, Don't Pity, Students in Poverty:Push, Don't Pity, Students in Poverty

Wayman now runs a nonprofit to help the city's poorest students make it through high school. She is author of <i>Lead Fearlessly, Love Hard: Finding Your</i> …

Education

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

This is What Will Replace K-12 Schools and Colleges

The cat is slowly scratching its way out of the bag. Ever more people are becoming aware of the colossal waste of money, tragic waste of young …

Setting the Tone from Day One

Lesson ObjectiveCommunicate clear expectationsLength2 minQuestions to ConsiderWhat is the relationship between tone and expectations?Mr. Romagnolo …

Communicate

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been …

Pedagogy

Book Review: Learning Transformed #LT8Keys - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 176<p>It was about a year ago when I was first told that Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray were writing a book for ASCD, based on eight specific ways …

Standards-Aligned Genius Hour

All of the seventh-grade students who gave me cards for Teacher Appreciation Week included the same sentiment: They all thanked me for “allowing” …

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids …

Teaching

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

While I am a huge advocate for the purposeful integration of technology in schools, we must resist the temptation to think that this is the solution …

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

It has been quite the ride since I changed my perspective on teaching, learning, and leadership eight years ago. Prior to 2009 I basically saw …

Extra Credits: OneNote Class Notebook offers new ways to include parents in learning

<i>Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry from</i> …

Now teachers can add quizzes, surveys and more to OneNote Class Notebook - The Fire Hose

On Monday, the Office 365 team announced three new features to make Microsoft Forms for educators and students even more collaborative and …

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Education Technology

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On …

Response: Principals Must Support Teachers in 'Quest of Continuous Improvement'

Today's post features commentaries from Mark Estrada, Diana Laufenberg, Bryan Harris, Ben Spielberg, Sarah Cooper and Drs. William & Pérsida Himmele …

Teaching

Code Red: The Danger of Data-Driven Instruction

The ubiquitous data walls often discourage rather than motivate students.

Pedagogy

5 Reasons Principals Should Be Coached

If coaching is beneficial to teachers, it should be beneficial to principals as well, and there are at least five reasons why.

Teaching

New Study Says Teacher-Student Relationship In Fifth Grade Sets Stage For Future Behavior

A new study has been released saying that having a positive relationship in the fifth-grade with a teacher can have a long-lasting effect on student …

Icebreakers that Rock

<b>We’re coming up fast on the beginning of another school year.</b> That means a new batch of students to get to know, students who need to be made …

Teaching

Duolingo Looks To Dominate The Mobile Education Market With New Flashcard App TinyCards

Popular language education platform and app Duolingo made its first foray into the broader education industry this week with the release of its new mobile flashcards app, Tinycards. Until now, the platform had focused on providing free language courses in over 20 different languages to its …

Language Learning

Tinycards, A Free iOS App That Uses Colorful Flashcards to Teach a Variety of Subjects

Duolingo has launched Tiny Cards, a colorful multi-subject flashcard app. Tinycards uses visual teaching methods within the same game framework that …

XEDUC103 Effective Conversation in the Classroom

Overview<p>New college-and-career-ready standards emphasize the importance of speaking, listening and conversing not only as a means for learning, but …

7 Game Changer EdTech Tools to Personalize Your Classroom

By: Stephanie Shaw. There are thousands of edtech tools out there to help personalize your classroom, but here are seven that I found to be game …

Education Technology

Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

Element #1: Zones<p>21st-Century Learning Principle<p>Instead of requiring students to learn, work, and think in one place all day, consider how your space …

Pedagogy

10 Lessons in Leading New School Development

We surveyed 20 experts and education leaders about the important aspects of new school development, and here are 10 leadership lessons learned they …

Pedagogy

Microsoft Whiteboard for Windows 10 will enable teachers and students to share ideas

<i>The following was originally posted on the Windows Central blog.</i><p>Microsoft is currently developing a new Windows 10 PC app, Microsoft Whiteboard, …

Have you seen this amazing classroom display idea? Student Expression Through Word Clouds!

#teammagicaleducators @julieinsd<b>Student Expression Through Word Clouds</b>Word Clouds are often used to facilitate conversations around key vocabulary in …

Teaching

41 Books Worth Reading - Leading, Learning, Questioning

The end of the year always makes me a little nostalgic. I miss my classroom and the conversations that came up at the end of the year. By that point, …

OECD