Posts by Jennifer
Race in the Classroom: There’s a Manual for That
83 percent of U.S. teachers are white. Nearly half our students are not. However uncomfortable it may be to talk about, this makes a difference. The good news is, a set of best practices is starting to emerge.
The War on Teachers: It Matters Where You Stand
Does staying out of the education reform debate make you out of touch, a peacekeeper, or a self-serving a-hole?
Know Your Terms: Nonlinguistic Representation
If you’ve ever heard a guy stop in the middle of an explanation and say, “Hold on, let me draw you a picture,” that dude is fixing to serve you a heaping plate of nonlinguistic representation.
The Planning Period Project
It seems that very few people outside the profession understand just how much non-teaching time is required to make the teaching time go well. Help us measure it by participating in the Project.
How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy
This cooperative learning strategy takes the idea of “working in pairs” up a notch.
The Breathtaking, Life-Altering Power of Being a Dork
When you spend all your energy in the service of looking cool, what you ultimately do is erase yourself.
Once you go Diigo, you’ll never go back.
Technology doesn’t always develop independent learning skills. For those, students need practice with tools like Diigo that help them access, analyze, and sort information.
Best PD Ever: Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars
I don’t usually hear teachers gush about how much they loved a PD. Something about Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars has this effect on people.