5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb
Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? Time to reconsider.
Know Your Terms: Memory Palace
Mnemonics help us remember things: Roy G. Biv, Every Good Boy Does Fine. But there’s one you may not have heard of, and it might be the coolest one of all.
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?
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.
7 Easy Ways to Support Student Writing in Any Content Area
It’s not all that complicated, and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming, either. You don’t need an English degree to get really good at helping students build writing proficiency in your content area.
If You Teach Diverse Kids, You Need This Book
This practical, insightful, and absolutely necessary book is a guide for teachers who want to help culturally and linguistically diverse students not just survive, but thrive.
A Non-Freaked Out Guide to Teaching the Common Core
Like having a totally chill, smart buddy at your side, Dave Stuart’s book will help you see that implementing the Common Core doesn’t have to be a big deal.
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.