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.
Classroom Eye Candy 1: A Flexible-Seating Paradise
Join me in marveling over the warm, cozy wonder that is the flexible classroom of Rebecca Malmquist.
Self-Paced Learning: How One Teacher Does It
Most teachers feel they could be doing a better job of differentiating instruction, but many can’t figure out how to manage it. How to run a classroom where each student is working on a different thing, at a different speed? See how one teacher does it.
4 Things I’ve Learned About Teaching from CrossFit
For the first time, I understand what it feels like to be a struggling student. But because of the way CrossFit is structured, I keep trying. And I have no plans to stop.
What’s so great about Google Drive? And why should my students be using it?
Google Drive is much more than an online file cabinet. It’s loaded with free tools students can use for serious academic work. Let’s look at what it can do.
5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb
Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? Time to reconsider.
A Parent’s Dilemma: Extra Math or Electives with Friends?
A parent wants to know if she should honor her son’s request to opt out of extra math so he can take an elective with his friends. What should she do?