Posts by Jennifer
“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.
Global School Play Day: One Day. Nothing But Play.
Could your school stop its normal routine for a full day and devote it entirely to unstructured play?
6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2019
This year’s collection includes a discussion monitor, a tool that analyzes writing, a virtual reality tour maker, and my favorite new game.
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.