The Apollo School: What 21st Century Learning Looks Like
This incredible program combines English, history, and art in a project-based, student-directed learning environment. Could this be a model for your school?
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.
Using Playlists to Differentiate Instruction
Want better differentiation? Learn how to use this simple method for providing students with customized plans for working through a unit of study.
Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning
Need a fresh idea for the end of a unit? Instead of writing a paper or doing presentations, have students create PDF e-books they can enjoy and share for years.
A Few Strategies to Help Slow-Working Students
We want students to work at their own pace, but when one student is significantly slower than his peers, it can cause problems for him and for his teachers. These strategies can help.
Can-Do Descriptors: A Free Tool for ESL Differentiation
If your non-English speaking students aren’t ready to do the regular class work, what should you have them do instead? This handy tool can help.
How to Make a Quiz Work Harder for You
Assessments should clearly tell us what our students understand. But without a system for precisely pinpointing that information, our tests and quizzes aren’t working hard enough. Here’s how I do it.