Back to Basics: A Review of Mike Schmoker’s “Focus”
Simple is NOT a trending concept in education. But I think there is a place for simplicity and tradition in education, and Mike Schmoker agrees.
The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies
Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging.
What’s so great about Google Drive? And why should my students be using it?
Google Drive is much more than an online file cabinet. It’s loaded with free tools students can use for serious academic work. Let’s look at what it can do.
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.