Steve Stander

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The Best Resources On “Differentiated Grading” For English Language Learners

Last year, I published a post headlined What Do You Know About “Differentiated Grading” For ELLs?<p>Then, earlier this week, Diane Staehr Fenner sent …

Teaching

2018 Reading Recommendations: Professional Development

Asking an English teacher to pick a favorite book is almost impossible! But that’s exactly what we did during our January #NCTEchat, New Year/New …

Rhythm production at school entry as a predictor of poor reading and spelling at the end of first grade

Introduction<p>Children’s ability to read, especially in the primary years of education, remains a principle measure of an education system’s success. …

Journal of Interactive Media in Education

Introduction<p><i>The ultimate goal of Learning Design is to convey great teaching ideas among educators in order to improve student learning … successful</i> …

Working Memory and Cognitive Load

<i>by Ian Matheson and Dr. Nancy Hutchinson</i><p>A great deal of research has emerged in the last few decades that has been focused on a system known as …

Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people …

Teaching grammar does not improve children's writing ability, research finds

<b>Academics reveal 'a significant and persistent mismatch' between government policy and the techniques proven to work in the classroom</b>The way that …

Education

Research every teacher should know: setting expectations

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: a research project on expectations<p><b>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with</b> …

Pedagogy

20 innovative edtech projects from around the world

Also available in: Español | Français<p>For the past two decades, I've worked on issues at the intersection of the education and technology sectors in …

Education Technology

Google Classroom Cheatsheet for the Online Teacher [infographic]

Those teachers out there familiar with Google Classroom will love this Google Classroom Cheatsheet from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. …

Personal Development: 8 Must Read Books for Teachers

In today's collection of Books for Teachers, we are sharing with you this meticulously curated selection of some of the best books in the area of …

Self-improvement

The rise of ADHD: An educational psychology perspective

Educational psychologists (EPs) have become increasingly concerned by the number of children being identified as suffering from ADHD and prescribed …

How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable

A teacher stands at a white board in front of her fourth-grade class and begins teaching one of math’s most fundamental concepts: the meaning of an …

Teaching

Swiss bilingual prize goes to rapper

Swiss rapper Greis has been awarded this year's prize for bi- and plurilingualism.<p>Born in French-speaking Switzerland but a resident of …

Linguistics

The fascinating origins of 14 geographical idioms

A little Dutch courage could be the key to helping travellers speak the local lingo, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Which got us thinking. Where does the phrase Dutch courage, and other geographic idioms, come from?<p>Dutch courage<p>The best theory behind this …

Fluency Tutor Helps Students Increase Reading Fluency, Comprehension

Fluency Tutor from Texthelp Systems is a web-based application that provides tools to enable students to practice reading aloud and to record …

Teaching

Let's stop relying on hunches – it's time to use evidence to fix behaviour in schools

Poor student behaviour is a national problem in England. We need to create more research-informed schools, with access to knowledge about what works<p>Many schools face a common challenge. They want to improve – grades, critical thinking, whatever – but when designing strategies that make a difference …

Pedagogy

EdTech is Not Scary: 5 Things to Start With

EdTech is Not Scary The world interacts digitally. We are failing our students by not helping them to be users of digital technology. As we debate …

Education Technology

12 Rules Of Great Teaching - TeachThought PD

<b>12 Rules Of Great Teaching</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start …

How scientists make people laugh to study humor

If you search on the Web of Science database for papers on the emotion of fear, you’ll get back 6,477 published papers. Search for papers on laughter …

University College London

Patterns first – why you should ‘ditch’ word lists, traditional grammar rules and…your textbook

(Co-authored with Steve Smith and Dylan Vinales)<p><b>Introduction</b><p>Last week, during a workshop on vocabulary learning that I delivered in my faculty, I …

Number of language GCSEs plummets as academics warn students are relying on Google Translate

The number of students taking modern foreign languages has plummeted because British children are have become reliant on English translations and tools like “Google Translate,” academics have warned.<p>Figures published on Thursday by the Joint Qualifications Council (JCQ) show that the number of …

Research suggests that students may make more academic progress by focusing on task-oriented goals than on grades

If a student wants to earn an A in a class, the best way to do that might not involve concentrating on the grade at all.Instead, students should set …

Education

Why Neuroscience Should Be Taught in Teacher-Preparation Programs

Most teacher preparation programs focus exclusively on education. Future elementary school teachers learn about the latest methods for teaching …

Teaching

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

<b>By Beth Holland</b>As digital devices become more common in classrooms, teachers and students are discovering that what worked in the analog world may …

Pedagogy

What Predicts Academic Performance?

There is a growing movement to measure and build social-emotional skills to help students succeed. But which of these skills best predict academic …

Pedagogy

Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom

As recent high school graduates prepare for their migration to college in the fall, one item is sure to top most students’ shopping wish lists: a …

Education

Oh dear, even people with neuroscience training believe an awful lot of brain myths

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThree years ago, the film <i>Lucy</i> came out starring Scarlett Johansson as the eponymous heroine who is implanted with drugs that …

Neuroscience

Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments

<b>Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments</b><p>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Authentic Education<p><b>On Rigor, Language, & Verbs</b><p>Rigor is not established by the …

Why marking students’ books should be the least of a language teacher’s priorities

<b>1. Introduction</b><p>Never, as in this day and age, secondary schools in the UK have made such a big fuss about the importance of marking student books and …

Pedagogy