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.
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.
Power Lesson: Note-Taking Stations
To take quality notes, students need to be taught how. This fantastic station-rotation lesson gets the job done, and it can be used with all kinds of other content as well.
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.
Voice of Witness: Bring the Power of Oral History to Your Classroom
The need for these books goes beyond curriculum: Reading these stories will make our students better humans.