Posts by Jennifer
The Elegance of the Gray Area
If we spend more time practicing subtlety and nuance and complication in our thinking, we’ll all be a lot better off.
It’s Time to Give Classroom Jobs Another Try
These fresh ideas for student jobs will invigorate your classroom and get you and your students excited about school again—even if you teach remotely.
6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2021
This year’s picks include an audio feedback tool, sites to combat racism and media bias, and an app that lets you Google things in mid-air.
Connecting Students in a Disconnected World
Breakout rooms, collaborative projects, games—whatever we do, it’s crucial that we do something to get our students talking to each other.
What’s Possible with Green Screens in the Classroom
This simple, affordable method offers so many possibilities for deep learning and creativity across all grade levels and subject areas, even in remote learning.
Subversion: An Essential Tool of the Master Teacher
Sometimes, to do right by their students, good teachers have to break the rules.
How to Teach When Everyone is Scattered
Some students are in the room with you. Some are home. Everyone is spread far apart. How do you teach this way? How do you build community? Here are some ideas.
4 Laws of Learning (and How to Follow Them)
In a teaching tailspin? These four research-based principles of instruction will help you focus on what really moves the needle.