The Danger of Teacher Nostalgia
When we blame our teaching problems on the collective inferiority of a generation, we only make things worse.
Book Review: Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers
This is a book to settle into. Grab a highlighter, take notes, think and reflect, because this book might challenge some of your preconceived notions.
Kiddom: Standards-Based Grading Made Wonderful
Standards-based grading can be time-consuming. By instantly crunching the numbers, Kiddom gives you that time back so you can focus on personalized instruction.
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.
BoomWriter: A Fun Twist on Collaborative Writing
Take a look at BoomWriter, a collaborative writing tool that will bring more experimentation, craftsmanship, and fun to your writing instruction.
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.
The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies
Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging.