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3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking

There are few things my students hate more than taking notes—and I don’t blame them. Hardly anyone enjoys taking notes. No matter the energy of the …

Pedagogy

How to Help Students Ask Better Questions by Creating a Culture of Inquiry

Student inquiry is at the heart of student choice. When students are able to ask their own questions, they can chase their curiosity and tap into …

Teaching

Flipped Teaching is NOT about making videos

I was chatting with a History teacher this week, who like most history teachers, was discussing how much content he had to get through and how some …

Teaching

The evidence on feedback: a decision tree

I’ve been trying to make sense of the evidence on feedback and to share what I’ve learned. This has proved challenging. Feedback can improve …

Teaching

You've Probably Been Taking Notes Wrong -- Here Are 5 Ways to Fix It

Disorganized or ineffective note-taking could be hurting your bottom line.<p>In the Information Age, one of the primary challenges we face is how to process and store all the data available to us so that we can use it. With so many stimuli flying at us, many of us find ourselves multitasking by …

Google Docs

A curriculum that prevents bullying finds a home in Catholic schools

Article Author: Claire ZulkeyLast year Lauren Bowman, an eighth grader at St. Christine School in Youngstown, Ohio, died at home of a self-inflicted …

Education

Just Great Teaching – Part 2

What does current research say about effective professional learning? On Friday 3rd November 2017, Tom Sherrington and I will be

Teaching

How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn

High school English teacher Michael Godsey’s favorite work by William Shakespeare is Hamlet. But a few years ago, he stopped teaching his students …

Podcasting

6 Problems with our School System

YouTube

Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model

Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model by TeachThought Staff Like anything else that you’d like to see happen in your classroom, promoting …

Taxonomy

Using the Do Now for Retrieval Practice–An Update from Alex Laney

Remembering Starts with Forgetting A year or so ago I wrote a post about <b>Alex Laney</b>’s Do Nows at <b>Smith’s Wood Academy</b> in Birmingham, England. Since …

Memory Loss

Retrieval Practice: A Teachers’ Definition and Video Examples

Retrieval Practice: Image via Oliver Caviglioli We’ve been reading up a lot on <b>retrieval practice</b> lately. Hopefully we’re not alone in that. From a …

Pedagogy

' Too many teaching methods are based on myths and assumptions – it's time to wake up to reality'

I always take pleasure in seeing teachers being celebrated for their hard work and contribution. Although I was travelling for much of World Teachers …

Teaching

10 Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences

Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered as shifting how we see learners and their critical role in …

Teaching

5 Great Uses for Canva in the Classroom

What is Canva you ask?<br>In the companies own words “An amazingly simple graphic design tool.<p><b>Five Great Reasons to Use Canva in the Classroom</b><p><b>Easy to …

Google Apps for Education

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Teachers have long known that rote memorization can lead to a superficial grasp of material that is quickly forgotten. But new research in the field …

The Brain

Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading

Writing is complicated. Depending on the study you read, strong writing requires a mastery of 28, 34, or 47 distinct skills. The fact that …

Motivating Ourselves to a More Epic Classroom

<i>Trevor Muir on episode 161 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterTrevor Muir …

Storytelling

3 Ways to Lead Project-Based Learning

<i>Erin Murphy on episode 164 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterErin Murphy, …

Teaching

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Collaborative Research Tools

Almost everyone who has given a research assignment to students has then sorted through the bibliographies of their students’ papers and found the …

Education Technology

Becoming a Reflective Teacher Reproducibles

<b>Chapter 2</b><p><b>Chapter 3</b><p><b>Chapter 4</b><p><b>Chapter 5</b><p><b>Chapter 6</b><p><b>Appendix A</b><p><b>Appendix B</b><br>Teacher Scales for Reflective Practice<p><b>Online-Only Material</b><p><b>Suggested Resources</b>

6 Strategies for Taking High-Quality Notes

In my practice as a professor, I’ve noticed an anecdotal difference between the notes that my A and C students take during lectures. According to one …

Pedagogy

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Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using

Listen to my interview with Pooja Agarwal (transcript):<p><b>We’ve talked about retrieval practice two other times on this site:</b> First in 2015, when we …

The Company That Wants To Replace Textbooks With Video Games

On any given day, CEO André Thomas arrives at his company Triseum’s office in Bryan, Texas at nine in the morning. While this is when Thomas gets in, …

“The Big Book of ABC’s” Assignment | Teaching United States History

Below is an assignment I have given to three different U.S. 1877-Present survey courses. I present it below in its entirety, exactly as I assign it …

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

<i>Excerpted from the book, “UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids,” by Eric Sheninger, published by Corwin, 2015.</i> <b>Engagement Does Not</b> …

Pedagogy

How to Write an Attention-Grabbing Introduction for Your Book Report

There are several ways to grab your reader's attention with your introductory sentence. You may choose to begin by asking your reader a question to …