Are your worksheets contributing to meaningful learning, or just keeping students busy?
What to Do on Lame Duck School Days
When you’re still technically in school, but the conditions just aren’t great for teaching, what do you do to make the most of the time? Here’s a list of ideas.
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 Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development
As one-size-fits-all PD fades into obscurity, more personalized professional development models have emerged. The Pineapple Chart may be the greatest of them all.
The Compliments Project
The moment I saw this video, I knew I wanted to share it with you.
The Danger of Teacher Nostalgia
When we blame our teaching problems on the collective inferiority of a generation, we only make things worse.
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.
Icebreakers that Rock
Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy.
Here are three that are actually good.