Co-Teaching: How to Make it Work
When done well, co-teaching offers benefits for both students and teachers. When not done well, it can be confusing or downright frustrating for all involved.
6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students
Studying can be taught. Learn how retrieval practice, interleaving, elaboration, and other research-based study strategies can help your students learn better.
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.
Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable
Four teachers discuss how using graphic novels has enriched their instruction, strengthened student comprehension, and engaged their most reluctant readers.
9 Tips for Engaging Your English Class with Pop Culture
I have the greatest success in engaging students when I make deliberate connections between my students’ most popular interests and the “stuff” of my class.
Building Relationships with Students Through Books
Talking about and sharing books has become an integral part of my daily interactions with students and a pivotal part of relationship-building with them.
A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Argumentative Writing
The art of persuasion is an essential life skill. It also happens to be part of the required curriculum for many, many teachers. In this post, I’ll share my method for teaching argumentative writing.
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.
Helping Students Make New Year’s Resolutions: A Step-by-Step Plan
This week, since the topic of new year’s resolutions is likely to come up anyway, why not make a lesson out of it? Here’s a step-by-step plan to help your students make resolutions that could significantly impact their quality of life.