How ELA and Special Ed Collaboration Can Produce Great Student Writing
Writing can be especially difficult for students with learning differences. How can ELA and special ed teachers optimize their partnership to get the best from these kids?
Does Your School Need a Literacy Check-Up?
Literacy is arguably the most valuable asset we develop in our students, but many classrooms are missing the teaching practices that would make the biggest difference.
The Magic of Mistakes: 4 Ways to Boost Critical Thinking with Mistake Analysis
Wrong answers can be an incredible tool for learning. Discover how easy it is to add mistake analysis to your classroom.
Build it Together: Co-Constructing Success Criteria with Students
When we include students in the process of defining quality work, they are more likely to rise to those standards.
If Equity is a Priority, UDL is a Must
This framework rejects one-size-fits-all teaching and offers options for how to engage, what materials to use, and how to demonstrate learning.
How to Set Up Mastery-Based Grading in Your Classroom
It feels terrible when you know some students didn’t really learn the content, but you move them on anyway. Mastery-based grading solves that problem.
Up-Down-Both-Why: A Feeling-Based Approach to Literature
Students often struggle to make meaningful connections to literature and put those connections into words. This technique helps.
Fire Up Your Students with a Campaign Project
Whether it’s real or fictional, putting students to work on a campaign for a cause is a powerful way to get them writing persuasively.