The dreaded IDK. We’ve all been in the situation when a question is posed and we hear crickets in the classroom. Students look at us like we’re from Mars. How we respond in this moment determines who’s going to carry the heavy load of thinking.
Breathe in, Hold for 10, and Try These 5 Techniques for Student Talk
Read page 25 from Read, Write, Talk
We all know the statistics and, well, we chat right over them! Teachers do far too much talking in the course of the day, and students do
Spending time outdoors is becoming less common as students watch their phone, tablet, and TV screens more and more. For Louv (2008), students today suffer from what he calls “nature-deficit disorder” and can be linked to a rise in obesity, academic and social problems, and
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Reflection is the stickiest glue for the brain. When students take time to consider what they have learned and how they have grown, the learning is longer lasting and much more impactful. As John Dewey has written, “We do not learn from experience…we learn from
George Orwell said that to see what's in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle. I'm certain he wasn't talking about formative assessments, but his words apply to the classroom.
Knowing what students know is a struggle. This knowledge doesn't come easily, and it’s why
I recently watched dozens of episodes of the television show Gilmore Girls. Please don’t judge me. It was over winter break and I needed some down time. For those who never watched the show it follows the lives of a young, single mom and her
"The curious mind is constantly alert and exploring, seeking material for thought, as a vigorous and healthy body is on the qui vive for nutriment. Eagerness for experience, for new and varied contacts, is found where wonder is found. Such curiosity is the only sure
Do the assignments you design for your students involve multiple steps? For example, do the projects, papers, presentations, etc., in your class expect students to incorporate several different parts into one holistic outcome? Then, when you are grading, or scoring as I prefer to call
Teacher Case Study—8th Grade
It was already mid-September and I was sorry I ever told my principal that I wanted a change and a challenge in my teaching assignment. After teaching sixth-grade English for years, I was assigned two classes of eighth graders who seemed destined