Teaching

Another Thing High Schools Might Learn From Elementary Schools

I completely agree with the tweet below from Jennifer Hogan. High schools can learn from elementary schools. And every level of education should …

Education

7 Super Easy Ideas for Tutor Time

One of the aspects of my job as a Geography Teacher that I love the most is being a Form Tutor. Don’t get me wrong, being in the classroom actively …

Time Management

December’s (2017) Best Tweets – Part One

Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily …

Numerical Expressions (5.OA.2)

Here is a two sided worksheet that just contains numerical expressions. The answer key is provided.<p>click image to go to freebie<p>Labels: 5th grade …

Mathematics

Six Timely Tips To Help You Pass Your Law Exams

<i>This article first appeared on Verdict.</i><p>Law school final exams are in full swing at almost every law school in the country.<p>Like most of my law …

Empiricism

The Best Posts On The Nature/Nurture Debate

‘Teachers can only ever have a small impact on their students’ results – yet they are judged as if they are 100% responsible’ is a new article at TES …

Education

'Teachers can only ever have a small impact on their students' results – yet they are judged as if they are 100% responsible'

There is little evidence to suggest we can link the performance of a teacher to a set or sets of exam results.<p>There is, however, plenty of evidence …

Education

The World Might Be Better Off if We Rethink Education

I want to discuss an article my friend Robert tweeted about yesterday.<p>Student shaming: Check. Only way to teach is lecture: Check. Only thing missing …

Education

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Classroom Management

Over the past week, I’ve published three posts bringing together many of the materials I’ve either developed or collected on topics I’ve written …

Education

Goal Setting with ELLs

2. Determine Next Step Together<br>One I established a base line for where each of my students was at...their language level in listening, speaking, …

Differentiated Instruction

Failure is the New Perfect

Terrified to the point of anxiety, the fear of failing used to render me paralyzed as a younger person trying so hard to be perfect. I didn't like to …

Education

Why all classrooms need #DesignThinking

<b>Problem discovery:</b><p>Common mindset: “I will wait for the teacher to tell me what I need, what to do, and how to do it?”<br>• Design thinking Mindset: How …

Design Thinking

More Resources To Help Students Find College Scholarships

Here are new additions to The Best Resource Sites For Scholarship Information:<p>Scholly is a relatively new tool to help students find …

Education

Weekly Quizzes: Substitution

In my last blog post I discussed how curriculum sequencing underpins successful teaching of concepts. For examples, ensuring that pupils are able to …

Quizzes

The Story of the Students and the Replacement Books

<b>On some days, teaching can crush our souls.</b> But on other days it does the opposite. This story is about both kinds of days.<p>Hannah Thompson is a high …

Pupil Premium…(Again!)

At my new school we have been thinking about how to allocate our Pupil Premium funding for our brand new cohort. This has been a process that has …

Education

10MT | The 10-Minute Teacher Show | The 5-day a week podcast for remarkable but very busy teachers. by Vicki Davis

Digital Citizenship

10 ways the gold dust of CPD time is wasted.

CPD time is precious. Teachers have so many issues to address; so many things to discuss, to share, to thrash out, to reflect on – and there’s lots …

Shanahan on Literacy

<i>Teacher question:</i><p><i>I was wondering if you are able to provide me with a clearer understanding of what a “silent Reading and Listening Capacity Test” is</i> …

Education

Buffalo Public Schools offers class to help diversify teaching force

<b>BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) –</b> A group of 18 future teachers are already working towards their goals. All 18, are high school freshman.<p>Leaders with the Urban …

Education

Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers

<b>Introducing this issue of HLT Magazine</b><p>David A. Hill 1952-2017. In Memoriam.<br>• Language and Deafness: Teaching a Foreign Language to the Deaf from a …

Italy

When a teacher waited for Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday recalled how a teacher, who used to cane him and his classmates, waited on the roadside to garland him …

Uttar Pradesh

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On Best Practices For The Secondary Math Classroom

Math Best Practices: Do You Know Them When You See Them? is the title of my latest eight-minute BAM! Radio Show.<p>I’m joined by Jill Henry and David …

Education

“Policy-Makers Need to Know There are no ‘Easy Fixes’ in Education”

Policy-Makers Need to Know There are no ‘Easy Fixes’ in Education is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Donna Wilson, …

Education

Secret Teacher: I'm working full time but struggling to make ends meet

I love my job, but can barely afford to do it. A pay increase might help tackle the recruitment crisis the government is failing to address<p>Read more from the Secret Teacher<p>I’m a primary school teacher and I love my job. Despite the long hours – 12 hours a day Monday to Friday and most of the …

Education

Teachers

Reading Time: 7 minutes.<p>Can teachers <i>actually</i> meet the needs of all their students?<p>Let’s recap on the educational silver bullets of the past decades: …

Education

Stop Teaching Your Preschooler How to Read

My daughter is onto me. As I read bedtime stories to her, sometimes I’ll stop, point to a word, and in my most convincing voice, and say, “Hmm, I …

Parenting

What drives learning?

What makes us learn? I mean, what really makes us learn? Is it the way a course is organised, the teaching approach, the materials we are exposed to, …

Learning

Top 15 Educational Blogs of 2017 - From Primary Teachers & Leaders

<b>It may be a shock to some, but 2017 is nearly over. Though, as always, the year may feel like it has flew past surprisingly quickly, the sheer amount</b> …

Education

Stay Calm and Teach On:Stay Calm and Teach On

"I see it as a challenge," Murphy says. "The more fired up a student is, the calmer I try to make myself."<p>With practice, the veteran teacher has …

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