9 Simple Solutions for Common Teaching Problems
The solutions to many of our education challenges are things we could start doing tomorrow. Here are 9 ideas you can try right away.
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.
Are We Meeting the Needs of Our Black Girls?
If you work with students of color, especially with Black girls, consider this book required reading.
How and Why We Should Let Our Students Fail
Letting our kids deal with the natural consequences of their actions will help them more quickly develop the skills they need to succeed. Easier said than done.
Back to Basics: A Review of Mike Schmoker’s “Focus”
Simple is NOT a trending concept in education. But I think there is a place for simplicity and tradition in education, and Mike Schmoker agrees.
Rewrite the Story You Tell Yourself About Teaching
You tell yourself a lot of stories: No one appreciates you. The kids aren’t motivated. Testing has ruined everything.
What if you could write a different story?
If You Teach Diverse Kids, You Need This Book
This practical, insightful, and absolutely necessary book is a guide for teachers who want to help culturally and linguistically diverse students not just survive, but thrive.
A Non-Freaked Out Guide to Teaching the Common Core
Like having a totally chill, smart buddy at your side, Dave Stuart’s book will help you see that implementing the Common Core doesn’t have to be a big deal.
Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom
If the students and teachers at your school were taught to be more mindful — to focus more clearly, calm themselves when powerful emotions arise, and respond thoughtfully when quick decisions must be made — school would be different. Calmer. Healthier. Meena Srinivasan’s brand-new book can help you make that happen.