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.
4 Things You Don’t Know About the Jigsaw Method
This cooperative learning strategy has been around for decades, but how well do you really know 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.
Talking About Race in School: An Interview with José Vilson
Race-related issues impact all of us, inside school and out. How can we have productive, healthy conversations with students about these issues?
How to Teach an Inductive Learning Lesson
Instead of saying, “Here is the knowledge; now go practice it,” inductive learning says, “Here are some objects, some data, some artifacts, some experiences…what knowledge can we gain from them?”
Shmoop: Online Learning with Attitude
We hear the phrase “online learning” so often, it’s become a little like white noise. After a while, all the providers become one big blur. But one digital learning platform is doing things a little differently: a quirky, smart, abundant little corner of the web called Shmoop.
Best PD Ever: Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars
I don’t usually hear teachers gush about how much they loved a PD. Something about Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars has this effect on people.
How to Use the Concept Attainment Strategy
I like this strategy because it really involves students in their own learning. Instead of just delivering the information to them, you’re helping them discover it on their own. Also, it’s captivating — a mystery to solve! — which is far more likely to engage students.