Why Teachers Need to Know Diane Ravitch
Although lots of teachers are already out there, debating policy issues, more informed voices are needed. Ravitch’s book, Reign of Error, will get you up to speed.
The Trouble with “Amazing”: Giving Praise that Matters
If you’re trying to motivate someone—a student, an employee, your child—calling them amazing won’t pump them up the way you hope it will. Not in any lasting way. What’s worse, it could have the opposite effect.
Are You Making the Most of Your Interactive Whiteboard?
Interactive whiteboards are a fixture in many classrooms, but are teachers taking advantage of all they have to offer? Here are some ways to improve your use.
Speed Up Grading with Rubric Codes
Do you have a mountain of student writing to grade? A pile of extended responses that have been sitting in your passenger seat for a week? Do you wish you had more time to give students better feedback?