Twenty-one years ago, I welcomed my first class of students to kick off my career as a classroom teacher. I learned so many lessons, both big and small that year. During that first year, both my students and Midge, an incredible mentor in the room
This blog is part three of a series on learning transfer. For more on teaching for transfer, see this first post and this second post.
“Why do we have to know this?” It’s the age-old question students pose when they doubt the importance of the content they’re asked to learn.
This blog is part two of a series on learning transfer. For more on teaching for transfer, see this first post.
Every time we poll teachers about their highest priority, student engagement tops the list. How can we move beyond “party tricks” and toward self-directed learning? We’ve found five shifts that
It’s Valentine’s Day and your teacher-heart could use some filling. Mid-year assessments, snow days, endless sniffles, and countless tissue boxes… it may be time to treat yourself (or a teacher you love!) to something that can make your life easier: On-Your-Feet Guides from the Corwin Classroom team. Here are
What we believe matters.
Whether we are talking about our choice of restaurants, the cars we drive, the shoes we wear, or the sports team we cheer for on game day, our beliefs drive our actions. Many of these beliefs, our favorite sports teams for example, can drive our actions to an extreme
Our underperforming, low-confidence students need teachers who understand how they learn and who communicate that they care. The instructional strategies listed below are productive for all students, but they are essential for underperforming, low-confidence students. These students can’t mobilize effective effort if they don’t know
Today I yelled at a 9 year old.
He was ignoring me over and over again. He rolled his eyes at me. He laughed at me. And I snapped. I yelled at him.
I yelled at him loud and I embarrassed him. It was during my dismissal
I lean toward Luddite. I use “the Facebook” and “the Netflix” and I have an e-reader so I can read on vacation without having to pack a trillion books. But, I have just a handful of apps on my very outdated phone because that’s all
Disclaimer 1: This post is the third in a series on planning. The first part of the series covered Long Range Plans. The second part of the series covered Unit Planning. You wouldn’t read Prisoner of Azkaban without reading Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets,
CONNECTING INSPIRATION TO “TIMELESS” EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES
It’s been my joy and privilege to serve education for nearly 20 years as an author and consultant of effective practices to use with standards, assessment, curriculum, and instruction. I love seeing PK-12 educators and leaders across the country