Pedagogy

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It puts kids to sleep. And just so ya know . . . that’s a bad thing. (Plus 18 ways to make it better)

Shocker. Lecturing to students puts them to sleep.<p>Who could have guessed?<p>Well . . . I should have. But I didn’t. During my first few years as a …

Teaching

12 Good History Apps for High School Students

July , 2017<br>This is the second post in a series of posts dedicated entirely to educational apps to use with high school students. The previous list …

M-learning

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

Does project-based learning (PBL) raise student achievement? If you’ve been involved in PBL for long, you’ve undoubtedly encountered this question. …

Education

It puts kids to sleep — but teachers keep lecturing anyway. Here’s what to do about it.

Walk into any lecture class at any high school or college, and you are likely to find a good number of students doing something other than listening to the teacher. Dozing, perhaps. Shopping online. While that might be a testament to young people’s reputed inability to focus on anything but video …

Teaching

From "EduSpeak" to a Language of Pedagogy

« To Make Summer School More Successful, Communicate With Parents | Main<p>A few weeks ago, I had a chance to conduct a workshop for EdTechTeacher on</i> …

Teaching

How to Assign Group Work in Google Classroom

Tutorial<p>It's gotten a whole lot easier to assign group work in Google Classroom. Learn how to use Google Classroom's assignments feature to create …

Education

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Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

The following passage is about dyslexia. I want you to assume that I will be asking you a comprehension question or two when you are done. You have …

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

However talented, no one is a natural-born teacher. Honing the craft takes significant care and effort, not just by the individual, but also by the …

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Smart Strategies for Student Success

Even students who’ve had years of active involvement in learning activities don’t automatically use strategies that best foster learning. However, …

Teaching

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to …

Pedagogy

11 Things to Start with in Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

11 Things to Start With in Google Classroom<p>In a nutshell, Google Classroom is Google Drive Management. It allows you to assign assignments and …

Teaching the “Netflix Generation” #LT8keys

<i>“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”</i><br>– John Dewey<p>The availability of content and the multitude of …

Learning

What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us

COLLEGE course syllabuses are curious documents. They represent the best efforts by faculty and instructors to distill human knowledge on a given subject into 14-week chunks. They structure the main activity of colleges and universities. And then, for the most part, they disappear.<p>Some schools …

Education

Forget Guide on the Side…Students Need a Guide on the Ride

You may have missed it along the way, but your class has a story. You might have been caught up in the everyday grind, or overwhelmed, or possibly …

Teaching

How to Empower Students with One Simple Phrase (that can boost student effort by 40%)

Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, recently looked at a study on feedback from teachers. This study showed that one simple phrase could …

Teaching

When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning

A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information<p>I once caught an 11th-grader who snuck a cheat sheet into the final exam.<p>At first, he tried to shuffle it under some scratch paper. When I cornered him, he shifted tactics. "It's my page of equations," he told me. …

Deeper Learning Is By Discovery, Not Delivery

We've been talking about Bloom's Taxonomy and critical thinking for as long as I've been an educator. And yet we still have work to do to get kids …

Critical Thinking

Intriguing Research On How To Increase Intrinsic Motivation

Be Better at Life by Thinking of Yourself Less is a very interesting piece at New York’s Magazine’s “Science of Us.”<p>It shares research, and …

Pedagogy

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 …

Teaching

Why We Need To Abandon Subjects And Focus On Big Picture Learning

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. — Wayne Dyer<p>I think we got it all …

Teaching

An Excellent Tool to Document Students Learning

May 29, 2017 One effective way to engage and motivate students is by helping them document their learning. Digital portfolios is the best way to do …

M-learning

Scientists Find an Undeniably Effective Technique for Mastering New Skills

How to teach an old dog new tricks.<p>We tend to convince ourselves we're really bad at learning new things. We think our tired, old brains can't possibly absorb all the new information required to master new skills.<p>That's baloney.<p>The age of our brains is not the problem. The real impediment to …

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 …

Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

Writing stories is a craft that is crucial for life. And if the government insists, you can test it, measure it and use it in commerce, too<p>A report in the Times has quoted a secondary school teacher who complained that their year 7 intake no longer knew how to tell a story. “They knew what a …

Storytelling