Posts by Jennifer
Four Research-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should be Using
Learn the simple, quick strategies cognitive scientists say can boost student learning in any classroom.
Is That Higher-Order Task Really Higher Order?
Ask any group of teachers if their goal is to simply have students regurgitate facts, and every one of them will say no. Despite that, it keeps happening.
How One District Learned to Talk About Race
When you’ve done lots of diversity training, but something is still missing, it might be that people still aren’t comfortable having honest conversations about race.
“We’re a Family” and Other School Norms that Can Cause Burnout
Is it a reflection of a warm school culture, or a subtle way to get teachers to work even harder? If you suspect it’s the latter, it’s time to push back.
To Boost Learning, Just Add Movement
Physical movement makes learning stick better. Explore six different ways to add more movement to your classroom.
How Khan Academy is Bringing Mastery Learning to the Masses
Khan’s new mastery learning system allows learners to get personalized practice, close skill gaps, and advance at their own pace. And yes, it’s free.
Time to Take a Look at Your Dress Code
Many dress codes unfairly target students in certain populations, doing more harm than good. This guide will help you review and revise your current policy.
Let’s Give Our Teaching Language a Makeover
To master this craft, we need to choose our words carefully. This mini-makeover shows how revising our language in common classroom scenarios can send a completely different message.