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?
Tools to Help Students Follow Their Passions
With a little help from technology, a young filmmaker, musician, writer, or artist can pursue their work like a pro.
Could You Teach Without Grades?
There’s a new movement of teachers who are giving up traditional grading and finding different ways to measure student learning. Starr Sackstein is at the front of the pack, and in a new podcast episode, she tells me how it all works.
Meet the Single Point Rubric
The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. Try one for yourself and let us see it!
12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.
A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction
A collection of the clearest, most high-quality books, articles, videos and documents for learning how to differentiate in your classroom.
Our First (and Only) Teacher Advice Show
In this episode, I answer questions from an earth science teacher who wants to make his material more challenging for advanced students, a student who needs to organize her bookmarks, and a teacher whose co-worker embarrasses kids right in front of her.