Posts by Jennifer
Help Me Choose YA Books for this Summer
When it came time to choose this summer’s book, I naturally started looking for titles that had a direct connection to classroom teaching. But another idea kept nagging at me.
3 Surprising Reasons Students Don’t Get into Top Colleges
As it turns out, a lot of what we think will get students into highly selective colleges might actually have the opposite effect.
Sown to Grow: Tap into the Power of Goal-Setting and Reflection
Setting, tracking, and reflecting on goals is one of the best ways to help students develop a growth mindset. This tool makes the process easy.
What to Do on Lame Duck School Days
When you’re still technically in school, but the conditions just aren’t great for teaching, what do you do to make the most of the time? Here’s a list of ideas.
To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation
A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here’s how it works.
Classroom Eye Candy 3: The Funky Science Lab
After sixteen years of teaching, high school teacher Kisaundra Harris switched to flexible seating. Her students now call her classroom a safe haven.
5 Ways College Teachers Can Improve Their Instruction
Want your college class to be exceptional? These strategies will make your teaching more engaging, effective, and satisfying for you and your students.
Four Ways Teachers Can Support Students of Color
By taking a few specific actions, teachers could be doing an incredible job of helping students of color reach their full potential.