Posts by Jennifer
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.
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.