Tim Sparacino

1,477 Added | 4 Magazines | 55 Followers | @sparrow71117 | Principal, Washington Jr. High School- Bentonville, Arkansas

How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom

<b>How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>Jessica Hockett, PhD</b>., and <b>Kristina Doubet, PhD</b><p>Groups and group work are woven into the fabric of many …

Pedagogy

8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning

<b>8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>Rachelle Dene Poth</b><p>My first year of teaching with project-based learning …

Pedagogy

Modernize Your Instructional Practice in 11 Ways

In our new book, <i>The Quest for Learning</i>, we ask teachers to consider how they might make their instructional practices more contemporary. We’ve talked …

Pedagogy

Relevance is the Fuel of Learning

In a previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of focusing on the why as it relates to learning. Here is a piece of my thinking that I …

Pedagogy

Some Good YouTube Channels for Teachers

Here is a handy visual that features a collection of some very good educational YouTube channels to use in your instruction. They provide educational …

Education Technology

2 Evidence-Based Learning Strategies

Cognitive psychology provides evidence of specific learning strategies that are wonderfully applicable and adaptable to most classrooms, no matter …

Pedagogy

7 Strategies to Make Grading Easier

Another approach, for more tedious assignments like tests, is to grade one question at a time. Grading all of the number 1s, then the 2s, etc., will …

Teaching

Community in the Classroom

What Chandler had found in my classroom was a sense of community. At a time when teachers are told to personalize even as administrations are …

Teaching

How to Enhance Lessons with Google HyperDocs

In the twenty-first century classroom, learning is no longer teacher-directed. Students are beginning to feel more ownership for their learning, …

Education Technology

Who is doing the work in your classroom?

Who does the following tasks in your classroom:• Plans daily lessons<br>• Teaches or facilitates each lesson<br>• Designs projects<br>• Troubleshoots technology …

Teaching

Google Slides For Classroom Collaboration [5 Tips]

More and more of my old paper-based lesson materials are being turned into Google Slides templates. It's a no brainer. I can still print the …

3 Ways to Promote Student Reflection

Share<p>When we provide students the time and place for reflection, we empower them as learners and thinkers. Reflection on a lesson or on their own …

Old School Does Not Work, So Let’s Change What We Do Today | Ross Kasun | TEDxWilmingtonED

Using Quests in Project-Based Learning

Choice-based learning is an approach some teachers use to apply self-determination theory to motivate students. More than giving students a menu of …

Education Technology

Homework overhaul in schools

Homework

10 Tips to 
Differentiate for Readers

What does differentiation look like in your classroom? How do you support a classroom of readers diving into texts independently, collaboratively and …

Education Technology

7 questions to ask pupils during lesson observation

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

<b>4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do</b><p>by <b>Lauren Ayer,</b> M.Ed.<p>Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks …

Why your students need a podcast: How to do it fast and free

Podcasts can serve a crucial role in preparing your students for the future and helping their learning to be meaningful. Sound like things you’re …

Podcasting

Using Social Media to Enhance Learning – 3 classroom examples that inspire me!

Why Digital Citizenship Is an Educational Imperative

<i>It’s clear that we need some sort of action, but where do we begin?</i><p>GUEST COLUMN | by Kellie Ady<p><b>With students accessing</b> the internet on their own …

Rigor, It's All the Rage...

Rigor is all the rage these days, both literally and figuratively speaking. Everybody from the President on down believes that students must have …

3 Ways To Model Collaboration and Partnership in Schools and Classrooms

Our challenge as educators is whether we walk the walk. We ask our students to collaborate, or partner, but do we truly do it ourselves? How can …

Teaching

2 Student Beliefs That Can Change Everything

<b>2 Student Beliefs That Can Change Everything</b><p>We know the relationship between feedback and achievement is strong. What about the relationship between …

5 ways to be a good teacher leader

For teachers, being asked to be a leader to our peers seems like a loaded question. What does being a teacher leader mean? We don’t want to direct …

Teaching

The Six Must-Have Elements Of High Quality Project-Based Learning

This first hiccup hasn’t deterred Vega. When she’s had success she can clearly see students are engaged with projects. She does wish she had more …

Pedagogy

Using Playlists to Differentiate Instruction

<b>Listen to my interview with Tracy Enos or read the transcript here.</b><p><b>In our never-ending quest to find better ways to differentiate and personalize</b> …

10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network

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Education Technology

5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning

<b>5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Personalized learning is something that many teachers strive for, but it …