Pedagogy

The Seven Biggest Lies About Project-Based Learning

We know that kids learn at a deeper level when they do meaningful projects. We’ve seen how it increases engagement and creates memorable experiences. …

Students

The Simple System For Planning Project Based Learning Experiences

<b>The most successful teaching begins, therefore, with clarity about desired learning outcomes and about the evidence that will show that learning has</b> …

Learning

Thinking Like a Coach

Ensuring That Writing Feedback Is Effective<p><b>Make it meaningful and specific:</b> Students don’t know what they don’t know. Writing, “Use more …

Education

The Promise of Performance Assessments: Innovations in High School Learning and Higher Education Admissions

As states, districts, and schools are expanding instruction to include the competencies associated with college, career, and civic readiness, they …

Education

Why grading and evaluating are not assessment

Hack Learning’s Mark Barnes wrote about revolutionizing assessment by going gradeless in <i>Education Week’s</i> 10 Big Ideas special report. Some readers …

Students

Ten Ideas To Take Students Beyond That STEM Activity… And Towards The Standards

<i>Welcome to a New Year and all the opportunities it can bring. With the New Year comes the anticipation of classroom excitement and new learning</i> …

Students

A Classroom Strategy: Student-Teacher Conferences Promote Learning

Chris Knutson, an 8th grade history teacher at Horning Middle School in Waukesha, Wis., shares how he incorporates learning conferences into his …

Education

The Friday Institute » The Friday Institute Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Online Course for Students

<b>Raleigh, NC</b> – Today, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in the College of Education at NC State University launched a free, online …

Learning

Four Questions to Help Students Positively Reframe Feedback

Feedback That Fuels Learning<br>Janaury 11, 2018 | Volume <b>13</b> | Issue <b>9</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Four Questions to Help Students Positively Reframe …

Teaching

Lecture-Based Pedagogy and the Pitfalls of Expertise

Every few months, higher education is witness to a curious ritual where one’s stance on particular pedagogical issues assumes an affect of …

Students

Triple marking, book scrutiny, lesson observations – the many misguided attempts to make learning visible

Assessing and measuring what goes on in the classroom is an attempt to make learning visible. Most of the time, the way we do this is to get pupils …

Teaching

Deliberate Practice

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>How committed are you to differentiation?<p>Effective learning cannot be left to chance and differentiation is the most critical …

Teaching

An Insider’s Take on Assessment: It May Be Worse Than You Thought

A recent journal report says that measuring learning outcomes is not working — and that this is no surprise to assessors.

Education

Seven Characteristics (and Six Tools) That Support Meaningful Feedback

Feedback That Fuels Learning<br>Janaury 11, 2018 | Volume <b>13</b> | Issue <b>9</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Seven Characteristics (and Six Tools) That Support Meaningful …

Students

Teachers warn learning through play can lead to pupil disruption

The report says schools have been encouraged to introduce a greater variety of teaching techniques under Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) to help …

Students

The Secret to Student Engagement

Complete Coverage<p>Commentary<p>—Courtesy of Henry Medina<p>What schools can do help students engage more in learning<p><i>Editor’s Note: This Commentary is part</i> …

Business School

Project-Based Learning: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in Students

Project-based learning (PBL) creates a learning environment that fosters creativity and teamwork, and teaches children to use the tools at their …

Students

High performing students regulate their own learning

New research shows that high performing Grade 5-8 students in mathematics and reading exhibit greater self-regulated learning (SRL) skills than their …

Teaching

I’m Not Sure This Big Meta-Analysis On Direct Instruction Says What Its Authors Think It Says

A big new meta-analysis has just been released titled The Effectiveness of Direct Instruction Curricula: A Meta-Analysis of a Half Century of …

Learning

Developing a Learning Culture: A Framework for the Growth of Teaching Expertise

Many postsecondary institutions have started to explore what it means to develop and demonstrate teaching expertise, recognizing not only the …

Students

Math Anxiety: An Important Component of Mathematical Success

Mathematics education in Ontario is a hotly debated topic, a large emphasis lately being on whether we should focus on the newer “discovery math” …

Mathematics

High Quality PBL Framework on the Horizon

<i>By Ben Lenz</i><p>During my classroom days, before students launched into "work time" during Project Based Learning (PBL) units, I had my students fill out …

Education

An Inquiry Framework: Levels Of Student Ownership

(Image removed; new image forthcoming)<p><b>An Inquiry Framework: 5 Levels Of Student Ownership</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Student ownership is the degree to which a …

Students

Verbal Feedback Action Research - Newsletter 6

Editor's Note<p><b>119 schools - 6 countries in 4 continents - with an impact on 99,929 stude</b><b>nts!</b><p>Hello <<First Name>>!<p><b>Happy New Year!</b><p>Thank you to those …

Microsoft Excel

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

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Overview of Teen Growth & Development

If you’re a regular reader of the YALSA Blog, you will know that a brand-new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff was released at the end of …

Teens

8 Instructional Design Theories To Apply When Designing eLearning Courses For Adult Learners

Designing An eLearning Course For Adult Learners: 8 Instructional Design Theories To Apply<p>The Instructional Design theory you choose has the power to …

Learning

7 Different Types Of Learning Styles Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on January 5, 2018<p>When people identify the learning style that suits them best, they tend to stick with it. However, research has shown that …

Students

How Feedback for Teachers and Principals Helped Their Students Do Better in Math

Providing extra feedback for teachers and principals may help boost student achievement in math, according to a new federal study.<p>While more …

Education

Hierarchy of Needs for Innovation & Divergent Thinking: When the supports are in place

This is the fifth installment of the #hierarchyseries. You can find the first post here.<p>The purpose of the Hierarchy of Needs for Innovation and …

Creativity