Schema can help students understand how things work and how to organize their knowledge, writes author and consultant Julie Stern. And this post will help teachers understand how to help students build it.
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Most examples of deep learning aren't going deep enough nor are they widespread enough, says guest blogger Michael Fullan.
May 26, 2019
Despite all this progress to chart education's future as a launch pad for an equitable and innovative society, we still see remnants of 19th-century practices in our day-to-day work in secondary settings, says guest blogger and public educator Eric Saibel.
March 10, 2019
Every so often I love when I get into a space of learning where I can sit down, read a book, and take multiple notes, writes Peter DeWitt.
September 09, 2018
When questions arise about some aspect of assessment or grading, educators today seldom turn to reliable sources of research or evaluation evidence. They don't look for well-designed studies that have been published in reputable journals. Instead they turn to books, blogs, and social media as their primary sources of information. Basing policies and practices on the opinions gathered from books, blogs, and social media is a sure ticket to disaster.
June 20, 2018
Educators collaborate all of the time, but it doesn't mean that it results in meaningful work that impacts student learning. In their new book focusing on collaborative professionalism, Andy Hargreaves and Michael T. O'Connor provide us with research and some practical suggestions that will help us get a bigger bang for our buck.
June 17, 2018
Today, 98% of households with 2- to 8-year-old children include a mobile device, like smartphones, tablets, and iPods or other smart-mobile devices, an increase from 75% in 2013. We are really connected, but not connecting at all.
June 03, 2018
We should teach, model and promote kindness as much and as often as we can. But we also need to teach and empower young people to engage in social action: that is the only way we can ultimately change societal inequities and bring about a truly just society.
May 20, 2018
In a previous blog post, Peter DeWitt wrote about the dark side of labelling students. Labels sometimes assign students to fixed categories, and getting out of that category can be tough. To remedy the potentially negative consequences of labels we must do two things, and here, Thomas Guskey writes what those.
May 06, 2018
To meet the objective of reaching every student and demonstrating that we understand them, we should understand that it is the school's responsibility to reach students with SEL content anywhere and everywhere they take their devices.