Posts by Jennifer
10 Ways Educators Can Take Action in Pursuit of Equity
Awareness of educational inequity is important, but we also need to take action. Pedro Noguera shares ten ways educators can do just that.
Get Students Talking with Ongoing Conversations
It’s not just a fantasy: This simple system gets every student in your room to have rich conversations with every other student. About content. Really.
To Learn, Students Need to DO Something
Too often, we’re expecting students to learn material without asking them to do much of anything with it. Why is this a problem? Where did it come from? And how can we fix it?
What Are the Best Ways to Use Leveled Texts?
When it comes to leveled texts, teachers and administrators make some missteps that can negatively impact students’ growth as readers. Here’s what to do instead.
OneNote Class Notebook: A Digital Binder That Will Change the Way You Teach
When a single platform lets you share and deliver materials, access student work, and allow students to work together, you can do some pretty incredible things.
Voice of Witness: Bring the Power of Oral History to Your Classroom
The need for these books goes beyond curriculum: Reading these stories will make our students better humans.
Note-taking: A Research Roundup
A summary of 8 best practices in note-taking, straight from the research.
Deeper Class Discussions with the TQE Method
Want your students to have rich, complex conversations about the texts they read? This method leads to the kinds of classroom discussions you thought only happened in college.