Speed Up Grading with Rubric Codes
Do you have a mountain of student writing to grade? A pile of extended responses that have been sitting in your passenger seat for a week? Do you wish you had more time to give students better feedback?
What Teachers Really Think About Principals
Regardless of what you believe about your performance as an administrator, this survey makes one thing clear: Your teachers aren’t telling you everything.
When a Student Hates You
I share these stories because I suspect you have also had moments you’re not proud of, stories you’ve never told anyone; I want you to know you’re not alone.
The 5-Second Solution for a Talkative Class
When I observe teachers, I see one small, specific problem more often than anything else. If they fixed it, they would notice an instant difference in how well their classes go.
Turn YouTube into a Classroom with PlayPosit
You know the Internet is loaded with great videos. But holding students accountable for watching is a challenge. Without standing right over students, how do you know if they’re really watching?
How to Use the Concept Attainment Strategy
Instead of just delivering information to students, this fun approach helps them discover it on their own.
Book Review: The Best-Kept Teaching Secret
Things have gotten awfully complicated and contentious in education lately. This friendly, easy-to-read book offers something we’re all looking for these days: simple ideas with big impact.
What We Can All Learn from a Montessori Classroom
What I didn’t expect was the attitude of the students: They were focused. They were calm. They retrieved their lessons and worked at them seriously, while still maintaining a sense of humor. And their work was plenty rigorous.