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.
Should My Child Skip Kindergarten?
The parent of a proficient reader is concerned that kindergarten won’t be challenging enough for her daughter. She thinks her daughter may end up hating school. Should she move her up a grade?
3 Tips to Make Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive
Google “culturally responsive teaching” and you can find a dozen videos of well-meaning teachers leading some call-and-response chant about exponents or rapping about the Boston Tea Party while students sit back and giggle.
7 Easy Ways to Support Student Writing in Any Content Area
It’s not all that complicated, and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming, either. You don’t need an English degree to get really good at helping students build writing proficiency in your content area.
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!
In Praise of Think-Pair-Share
Celebrating Think-Pair-Share, the Little Strategy That Could, and sharing some best practices for making it work for you.
Should You Give Timed Math Tests?
A homeschooling mom gives her son timed math tests, but they cause him some anxiety. Should she stop? What does the research say about timed math tests?
Know Your Terms: Anticipatory Set
With a well-crafted, well-executed anticipatory set, instruction becomes an art.