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This fall the NPR Ed team is celebrating great teachers and examining what makes great teaching.

When Amanda Siepiola steps …


Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources

January, 2015 Here is a list of free educational tools that will help you find some great open educational resources (OERs). Bookmark them, pin them, …

Open Educational Resources

Project Sandbox: A Case Study in Primary/Elementary PBL

‘Make the call,’ the stage 2 class chanted during the final part of our project as students rang a supplier to order and pay for a truckload of sand …


Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction with "I Choose"

Video & TranscriptStudent-Driven Differentiated Instruction with "I Choose" (Transcript)Jamy: It's all about time. Good teachers know that they need …

Differentiated Instruction

Texas District Pilots Desmos as Alternative to Graphing Calculators


For many US teachers, the classroom is a lonely place

One of the best ways to find out how teachers can improve their teaching is to ask them. The massive Teaching and Learning International Survey


Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

How do children gain a deeper understanding of how they think, feel, and act so that they can improve their learning and develop meaningful …


Educational Leadership:Health and Learning:When Students Track Their Progress

In the studies, students recorded their scores on a chart after taking each assessment. Figure 1 shows how a student tracked her progress on the …


A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

My approach to staff development (and teaching) borrows from the thinking of Donald Finkel who believed that teaching should be thought of as …

Critical Thinking

Creating a Culture of Student Reflection: Self-Assessment Yields Positive Results

Credit: Clyde Yoshida

The seventh and eighth graders in my math class at O'Farrell Community School in San Diego work in groups of five or six. One …


Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out

Matt KarlsenTeacher LeadershipTeacher-researchers, design thinkers, and teacherpreneurs have the abilities and opportunities to improve education …


Using the Power of Twitter to Learn and Lead | CTQ

Posted by Samantha Hulsman on Monday, 03/23/2015

Time. That ever-elusive entity of which we think we never have enough. As a teacher, it seems like …



Based on a recent spate of articles on homework, it’s clear that the homework wars — how much? how often? — are still topic of big interest to both …



Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century …


PARCC Overview For Teachers and Parents

What is the need to introduce a fresh set of high-stake assessments- tests that are difficult, and time-consuming?
As the testing season progresses, …

The Future of Personalized Learning is Now

By: Jean Fleming. Measures of Academic Progress Assessment, or MAP test, is a system that gathers inputs from different kinds of assessment, …


Infographic: Competency-Based Teacher Prep & PD

This infographic, “Competency-Based Teacher Preparation & Professional Development,” outlines how the role of teachers is changing amid broader …


Performance-Based Assessment in Action

Close your eyes and imagine an innovative school, a next-generation school that excels at preparing students to thrive in college and career.The post …


The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

Dr. Reshan RichardsFormative AssessmentTo assess your students' ongoing awareness of what and how they're learning, consider using cameras, …

Mobile Technology

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 21 - 24, 2015

The testing resistance continues to expand rapidly across the U.S. with assessment reform news updates from two dozen states in just the past four …

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

The Independent Project/ image from Charles Tsai’s movieWhen Sam Levin was a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, …


HOPS teaches gifted students real life skills

Infighting accomplishes nothing, except cause more dissension, according to Matthew Roth.

Life Skills

Jessica Rikard on Twitter

This is so true! #teachertweet #EDchat

Teachers and Students using eduCanon

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

Dr. Richard CurwinFormative AssessmentI recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional …

Formative Assessment

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

GettyIf it’s true, in Sir Ken Robinson’s words, that “Creativity is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity,” then it’s that much more imperative …

Science Education

HapYak Interactive Video

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

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Roddy Roediger is a psychology professor at Washington University in St. Louis and runs the school’s …