Join Our Summer 2017 YA Book Club
Join us this summer as we explore a reader-recommended collection of five outstanding books for young adults.
To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation
A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here’s how it works.
What If We Taught Argument in Every Class?
Now, maybe more than ever, our students must learn how to think rationally, see through faulty logic, and share opinions in a convincing way.
Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism
Although threats and detection software have some impact, the best way to prevent plagiarism is to teach students how to avoid it in the first place.
Power Lesson: “This I Believe” Essays
This assignment builds bonds between students and prompts them to be more intentional with the language they use, both in word choice and rhetorical strategies.
Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn?
Far too many students are doing projects that look creative but offer almost no opportunity for real learning. Time for the Grecian Urns to go.
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.
Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable
Four teachers discuss how using graphic novels has enriched their instruction, strengthened student comprehension, and engaged their most reluctant readers.