Co-Teaching: How to Make it Work
When done well, co-teaching offers benefits for both students and teachers. When not done well, it can be confusing or downright frustrating for all involved.
6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students
Studying can be taught. Learn how retrieval practice, interleaving, elaboration, and other research-based study strategies can help your students learn better.
Power Lessons: “This I Believe” Essays
This assignment builds bonds between students and prompts them to be more intentional with the language they use, both in word choice and rhetorical strategies.
Creating a Welcoming Classroom for Students with Special Needs
Many regular ed teachers feel inadequately prepared to serve the needs of students with special needs. Here are some ideas.
Your Top 10 Genius Hour Questions Answered
We hear the charge for more student-directed, inquiry-based learning, but it can seem like a load of pie-in-the-sky hooey without instructions for how to do it.
Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn?
Far too many students are doing projects that look creative but offer almost no opportunity for real learning. Time for the Grecian Urns to go.
How to Approach Your Teaching Like a Master Chef
If we want our lessons to have a long-lasting impact on our students, we need to design our instruction the way a chef prepares a good meal.
Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable
Four teachers discuss how using graphic novels has enriched their instruction, strengthened student comprehension, and engaged their most reluctant readers.