To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation
A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here’s how it works.
How to Approach Your Teaching Like a Master Chef
If we want our lessons to have a long-lasting impact on our students, we need to design our instruction the way a chef prepares a good meal.
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.
A Parent’s Dilemma: Extra Math or Electives with Friends?
A parent wants to know if she should honor her son’s request to opt out of extra math so he can take an elective with his friends. What should she do?
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.
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?
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?”