Contrasting Cases: A Simple Strategy for Deep Understanding
This flexible tool helps students go beyond surface traits and consider deeper connecting principles.
Make Units More Inspiring with Vision Boards
Planning units can be less than exciting when all you have to deal with is words. A vision board can generate fresh enthusiasm and help you focus on what really matters.
How Khan Academy is Bringing Mastery Learning to the Masses
Khan’s new mastery learning system allows learners to get personalized practice, close skill gaps, and advance at their own pace. And yes, it’s free.
A Look Inside a Teacher Fellowship Program
Imagine a professional development scenario where you are given funding, choice, and time to collaborate with others in your specialty area who energize and inspire you.
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?