How Do I Help My Students Plan Their Careers?
“When I was in high school, I had no idea what jobs were even out there, apart from the basic list of doctor, lawyer, teacher, police officer, etc. How can I help my students explore their options more thoroughly than I did? Do you know of any good career resources I can point them to?”
Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics
Whether you’re new to rubrics, or you’ve used them for years without knowing their formal names, it may be time for a primer on rubric terminology.
Distract the Distractor: Stop Off-Task Behavior Without Drama
Lots of monster-sized discipline problems start with a single off-task behavior. If you put a damper on those little behaviors, you’ll stop a lot of big ones, too.
Once you go Diigo, you’ll never go back.
Technology doesn’t always develop independent learning skills. For those, students need practice with tools like Diigo that help them access, analyze, and sort information.
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?
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.
Are You Broadcasting on Too Many Channels?
Asking students to read one thing and listen to another is asking the impossible.
Notebooks for Classroom Management, Part 2
Earlier this month, we looked at a simple way to use a notebook to settle an out-of-control classroom…or an out-of-control teacher. Now here’s part 2, where the notebook is elevated to a more systematic, proactive tool for recording student behavior.