Can-Do Descriptors: A Free Tool for ESL Differentiation
If your non-English speaking students aren’t ready to do the regular class work, what should you have them do instead? This handy tool can help.
Dogfooding: How Often Do You Do Your Own Assignments?
It’s time to add dogfooding — the practice of using your own product as a consumer in order to find and fix the bugs — to our own teaching practice.
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.
A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction
A collection of the clearest, most high-quality books, articles, videos and documents for learning how to differentiate in your classroom.
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?”
Know Your Terms: Anticipatory Set
With a well-crafted, well-executed anticipatory set, instruction becomes an art.
Summer 2014 Book Study: Understanding by Design
The first installment of our study of Wiggins & McTighe’s book Understanding by Design.
Mind’s Eye: A Pre-Reading Strategy
Some texts are just hard for students to get into. The Mind’s Eye strategy tackles that problem head on: It grabs students’ attention before they ever read a single word and creates a mystery that can only be solved by reading the text.