Think Twice Before Doing Another Historical Simulation
Historical simulations can be powerful for teaching, but when it comes to traumatic or violent periods, like slavery, there really isn’t a good way to do them.
A Closer Look at Open Educational Resources
OERs have gotten really good over the last few years, and they’re totally free, but in order to steer clear of the crap, you have to know where to look.
Four Research-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should be Using
Learn the simple, quick strategies cognitive scientists say can boost student learning in any classroom.
A Simple Trick for Success with One-Pagers
These visual tools allow students to synthesize learning, but some kids don’t think they’re talented enough to make them. A bit of creative constraint helps.
Is That Higher-Order Task Really Higher Order?
Ask any group of teachers if their goal is to simply have students regurgitate facts, and every one of them will say no. Despite that, it keeps happening.
To Boost Learning, Just Add Movement
Physical movement makes learning stick better. Explore six different ways to add more movement to your classroom.
Rubric Repair: 5 Changes that Get Results
Rubrics are meant to clarify expectations, but poor design can make the experience anything but clear. These five guidelines will help.
How Khan Academy is Bringing Mastery Learning to the Masses
Khan’s new mastery learning system allows learners to get personalized practice, close skill gaps, and advance at their own pace. And yes, it’s free.