My favorite question for many years has been: “What is the problem for which _________ is the solution?” So what is the problem for which my new planner, Teaching Better Day by Day: A Planner to Support Your Instruction, Well-Being, and Professional Learning, is the
Spend a bit of time with young children and you’ll almost certainly hear questions like this: Why? Why not? How come? They are curious about the world around them. Their questions help them to locate a logic in what they experience and see. That’s verbal
If teachers are pursuing the goal of 100% engagement, then every student is contributing.
In our new book, Confronting the Crisis of Engagement, Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher, and I explore why engagement is an essential ingredient for learning. A significant body of evidence, including the work
Teacher training programs prepare teachers on most aspects of the profession ranging from curriculum design and up-to-date pedagogy to relationship building with students. Current events have also urged programs to include social justice issues relating to the classroom, equity, and student agency and identity. However,
We live in a world where students have the ability to access an almost unlimited amount of information instantaneously. This same world is growing increasingly divided around beliefs and opinions on politics, current events, rights, and civic responsibilities. Because of these features of our everchanging
"Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver's seat. Then, they get out of the way." - Ben Johnson
To tap into the full intellectual potential of every learner and prepare them for the post-pandemic world, educators must help learners develop the essential
Imagine for a moment what it might look like if we did that—if we shifted our conversations in school board meetings, faculty lounges, and school parking lots away from preconceived notions of what’s not possible to open-minded and instead, engaged in shared explorations of what ifs. Imagine what
Does this sound familiar?
Your student has a meltdown when asked to comply with a request. It feels “out of the blue” but you’re just learning more about your students this year and so you aren’t sure if this is typical. Your first action once all
Dive Into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement by Joanne Quinn, Joanne McEachen, Michael Fullan, Mag Gardner, and Max Drummy was published in August 2019. This easy-to-use guide is loaded with tools, tips, protocols and real world examples of how to design and measure progress in
The following is an excerpt from “Towards Education 3.0: The Changing Goalposts for Education” by Chris Goldspink & Robert Kay. To download the full white paper and others in the Corwin Educator Series, click here.
There is no shortage of experts when it comes to education. Unlike other professions or occupations,