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Study of faculty motivation for teaching says intrinsic motivation and believing that teaching is important are linked to best teaching practices

Whether it’s talking to colleagues, reading the latest research or visiting a teaching and learning center, professors have places to turn to learn …

Pedagogy

Redefining annotation: Ditch That PDF and hyper-annotate

Learning how to read and annotate text is an important skill all our students need to truly understand stories, articles, and *GULP* textbooks. This …

Education Technology

All Student Hand-Outs From Our First Book On Teaching ELLs Are Available For Free Again!

All the student hand-outs from the first book Katie Hull and I wrote have been available for free download to everyone ever since the book was …

Study Shows Positive Impact Of Ed Tech On ELLs & Students With Special Needs

A new study has found what much previous research has concluded – good use of ed tech can have a positive impact on all students, but especially on …

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

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 …

Teaching

No, California, Requiring Students to Take Algebra Is Not a 'Civil Rights' Issue. Allowing Them to Skip It Is

<i>Drop algebra.</i><p>This is the radical proposal making the rounds in California after it was floated by the chancellor of its community college system.<p>Eloy …

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

Excel Data Entry Form

Step-by-step instructions for entering data<p>Using Excel's built in data entry form is a quick and easy way to enter data into an Excel database.<p>Using …

Software

1.6 Million Students and Counting: How Barbara Oakley Cracked the Science of Learning | Heleo

“The biggest limitation is often just your own thoughts that you can’t do something.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How Barbara Oakley flunked math and science</i> …

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 …

Pedagogy

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

Professional Development: What should it look like?

A few weeks ago Michael Fenton asked on his blog this question:<p><b>Suppose a teacher gets to divide 100% between two categories: teaching ability and</b> …

Pedagogy
Pedagogy