Instead of saying, "Here is the knowledge; now go practice it," inductive learning says, "Here are some objects, some data, some artifacts, some experiences...what knowledge can we gain from them?"
If the students and teachers at your school were taught to be more mindful -- to focus more clearly, calm themselves when powerful emotions arise, and respond thoughtfully when quick decisions must be made -- school would be different. Calmer. Healthier. Meena Srinivasan's brand-new book can help you make that happen.
With a well-crafted, well-executed anticipatory set, instruction becomes an art.
We already try new things all the time, but we expect perfection the first time around. When we don't get it, we reject the good idea, move on to the next new one, and repeat the cycle. We're chasing our own tails.
Your child has been assigned to read every night for homework. As a parent or caregiver, what should you be doing to make sure this reading benefits the child the most?
It's easy to find teaching books on methodology, classroom management, educational technology and instructional design. But the list of books that care for the mental health of teachers is much, much shorter, and this one belongs at the very top.
Unless you are typing on an actual typewriter, you no longer have to put two spaces after a period. I love you, fellow middle-aged folks, but please stop.
When you humiliate someone, their focus moves away from the subject at hand. Instead of thinking about their own behavior, that student is now focused on how much they can’t stand you.
Our 2014 winner is Cristina Mella, a Spanish teacher whose funny video will show her students the kind of short story they can create themselves -- en español, por supuesto!
Ever wish you could get a list of websites tailored to your grade level, your subject area, or your interests? Wish no more: Your list is here.
"I just finished my first year of teaching at the college level. I'm embarrassed to say it, but I had a lot of behavior problems. I never expected to have these issues in college, but I do, and I don't know what to do about it."
At first, my friend Leigh didn't want me to air this episode. "I'm so sorry to have wasted your time," she said, "but my husband and I just listened to it and we realized that if our daughter ever heard it, she would die of embarrassment."