Tim Sparacino

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Improving Reading Skills Through Talking

A Reading Strategy for All Learners<p><b>Preview:</b> Have students go through the text with a partner before they begin reading, making observations about …

George Lucas

6 Uses for Google Classroom Ask a Question - Teacher Tech

6 Ways to Ask A Question in Google Classroom<p>One reason I love Google Classroom is how easy it is. If you’ve ever sent an email you have the tech …

Paperless Office

Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning.

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Last July I published a post titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today.” It hit a nerve and became one of the most-read pieces on this blog last year, with readers continuing to click on it, …

Middle School

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To Give or Not to Give Homework. That is the Question...

<b>Homework</b> (n) - a learning task that evokes tremendous excitement, felt no student ever.<p>Throughout the history of education, homework tasks have been …

Defining High-Quality Project-Based Learning | Getting Smart

Discover how the new Framework for High-Quality Project-Based Learning helps educators better prepare students to contribute in the innovation …

Education

Keeping It Relevant and "Authentic"

Schools That Work<p>School Of The Future<p>Public, Urban<p>Grades 6-8<p>New York City, NY<p>What makes this a SCHOOL THAT …

New York City

Inspiring… or not

Learning math by building bridges or designing aircraft wings is inspiring. Chugging through the odd-numbered practice problems at the end of the …

Achievement Gap

The Unexpected Power of Reading Conferences

The Logistics of Conferencing<p>Although the idea of talking about books with students is appealing—honestly, it’s one of the main reasons I became an …

Pedagogy

Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach

<b>Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach</b><p>by <b>Jeffrey Benson</b><p><i>ed note: This post has been updated</i><p>It happens a million times a day in schools: …

Teacher Student Relationships Crucial to Results

<b>Strong teacher student relationships are crucial.</b><p>To a large extent, the nature of your relationship with your students dictates the impact that you …

A Classroom Where Everyone Feels Welcome

Fostering a Sense of Inclusion in the Classroom<p>When we talk about the dynamics of creating a culturally inclusive classroom community, the typical …

9 Chrome Extensions Research Students Should Know about

Chrome browser has a number of interesting educational extensions to enhance your productivity and facilitate your workflow. Over the last few years …

Free Lesson Plans to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

Common Sense (formerly Graphite) has this wonderful section packed full of pre-made lesson plans that teachers and educators can appropriate to their …

6 Ways of Building Student Confidence Through Your Practice

A confident learner is a happy and productive one, and every teacher wants a class full of them. Building student confidence begins in any space …

The Five Biggest Mistakes Teachers Should Never, Ever Make

Everybody makes mistakes; it’s a fact of life. It happens in professional, personal, and social situations of every definition. Making mistakes is …

The Most Essential Modern Teacher Skills and Why They Matter

Today, modern teacher skills are a broad area of consideration. Teachers know they must adapt to the transforming education landscape. In an age of …

The 10 Things You'll Always Find in Ideal Learning Environments

You know when you experience ideal learning environments simply by looking around you. Learning is collaborative and harmonious, and the work is …

A Focused Practice for Relationship Building

“I don’t hear you talking about skateboard competitions anymore,” I said. “Do you still ride that Cloud Nine, or are you marshaling all that raw, …

6 Signs You're Creating Confident Students

<b>Are You Creating Confident Students?</b><p>One approach to great teaching is facilitation: decentering yourself. Standing to the side, out of the students’ …

19 Reading Response Questions That Work With Most Texts

19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response by Terry Heick Though I’ve been busy with TeachThought for the last four years, my original …

Value-Added Schools

No, this is not a post about value-added evaluation practices. I believe that ship has sailed. There is a great deal of research and evidence out …

Blogging as literacy

Achievethecore.org :: Home

Educator Approved<p>09/06/16<p>2 FILES<p>This mini-assessment is designed to illustrate aspects of standards 6.NS.B.2 and 6.NS.B.3, specifically the …

A Classroom Full of Risk Takers | Edutopia

I asked my other son the same question and got an equally troubling answer. He never had to take a risk because his classes were too easy. That …

Do You Pose Questions That Invite Metacognition? - Learning Personalized

Bena Kallick is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public …

10 tech tools that will make you a super teacher!

Just kidding.Because there are no tech tools that will make us super teachers. Pencils didn’t make us super teachers. Textbooks didn’t make us super …

The Biggest Barrier to School Improvement

In all my years in education, one of the most confusing concepts is something that is disguised to serve as the great clarifier of learning. When …