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By Tim Sparacino | WJHS Learns is dedicated to the wonderful, collaborative staff at Washington Jr. High School (Bentonville, AR) that model a professional growth mindset for their students daily.

5 tips for getting all your students engaged in learning

<b>5 tips for getting all your students engaged in learning</b><p><b>Spark students' interest by making learning personally meaningful</b><p>What is Lesson One for …

Teaching

A Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

<b>A Guide to Questioning in the Classroom</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>This post was promoted by Noet Scholarly Tools who are offering TeachThought readers 20%</i> …

Pedagogy

Middle School STEAM: 5 Ways to Amp up STEAM in Middle School

Teaching

This Add-on Makes It Easy to Create Photo Slideshows

Photo Slideshow is a free Add-on that makes it quick and easy to import an entire Google Photos or Google Drive folder into Google Slides. Once you …

formRecycler - Easy Reuse of Google Forms Questions

formRecycler is a free Google Forms Add-on that makes it easy to reuse questions from one Google Form into another form. When you have the …

Research every teacher should know: growth mindset

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: an influential research project on growth mindset<p><b>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they</b> …

Teaching

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its

Students frequently complain that they don’t remember what they read. In the past, when I would ask about their reading practices, they often …

Teaching

How the Heck Do You Grade Choice-Based Learning?

<i>Note: This is the fourth post in a series on Project Based Learning. You can check out all of the other posts here.</i><p>My first full year of teaching was …

Teaching

Google Classroom: 5 Tiny Triangles

5 Tiny Triangles When Creating an Assignment<p>When creating an assignment in Google Classroom notice there are 5 tiny triangles. Click on all of …

Education

5 Ways to improve your use of Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an outstanding tool for managing your classroom. Without it, simple tasks like sharing documents, tracking late assignments, and …

HyperDoc Samples | HyperDocs.co

Time to go shopping for HyperDocs! Look closely at design elements, different packaging options, engagement strategies, and more. Imagine the …

Shopping

Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model

Whenever I’m asked the question, “How do we fix education?” I find myself emphasizing the importance of creating smaller learning communities within …

Learning

Hyperdocs: How to's and Tips for Teachers Who Want to Start Using Hyperdocs

10 Examples Of Great Class Blogs

Have you ever felt completely inspired and rejuvenated after visiting another school? Stepping out of the bubble of your own environment can be so …

Web Design

In Search of the Driving Question

Project-based learning teachers can choose from among many types of driving questions, but sometimes we get stuck when trying to come up with a great …

Teaching

A Better Progress Report: Using Google Forms to communicate learning

The purpose of a report cards to explain progress to students and their parents. However, they do little to communicate learning.<p>As a teacher I’ve …

Communicate

Building Choice Into Your Students’ Reading

As more and more teachers are building choice reading time into their daily classroom schedules, making a variety of books available to a diverse …

Education

No Grade Is Too Early for Flexible Seating

A decade ago, I watched college students break out for small group work on hallway benches, on the floor in the corner, and standing at tables. I …

8 Active Learning Elements That Make Modern Classrooms Great

The active learning classroom is alive with creativity, focus, and the desire to learn. There’s no classroom quite like it. You know one as soon as …

A Powerful Blogging Activity for Almost Any Classroom

A question that often comes up in my workshops about blogging is, "what should I have my students write about?" There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, …

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

How To Create A Custom Google Search Engine For Your Students

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Google Search

Innovate One Thing

Teachers work extremely hard and the job can be thankless some days. Seemingly, more and more is being placed on teachers and educators, where they …

Innovation

Defined STEM Research Report

(A) Use of the Website<p>(a) The website (hereinafter "Website") is owned and operated by Defined Learning,. Unless otherwise indicated, the content, …

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 …

Students Link to Collaborative Sheet

I am a big fan of using collaborative documents with students. Why open 30 when you can open 1. Share one Google Sheets spreadsheet and each student …

Using Quick Check-Ins to Measure Student Understanding

Chris Ward’s fifth graders have been practicing long division for most of the period. While some understand it well, others are still struggling. …

Pedagogy

6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning (PBL) naturally lends itself to differentiated instruction. By design, it is student-centered, student-driven, and gives space …

Giving Students a Little Taste of a Book

I learned about the book tasting—an opportunity for students to try out a variety of books—from an instructional coach at my school, who modeled it …