Teacher Antoinette Pippin engages her 5th grade students in a "Claims, Evidence, Reasoning" protocol. Using what she calls "the trifecta of argument," she helps her students make claims and support their claims with evidence and reasoning.
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May 20, 2015
May 11, 2015
Teacher observations should be one of the most important jobs completed between a leader and teacher, but there are 3 reasons why they are typically a waste of time.
May 08, 2015
When it comes to formative assessment, there is a right question at the right time.
May 06, 2015
Mrs. Flynn was such a great fourth grade teacher, I decided to have her two years in a row. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week.
May 04, 2015
A new study from Stanford University shows how schools can infuse social emotional learning with academic instruction and improve student engagement and academic achievement.
April 28, 2015
Out of school Tuesday after riots broke out in their city, Baltimore students said they hope classroom discussions will help them understand the death of Freddie Gray and the deeper challenges of poverty and racial tension.
April 26, 2015
How many of us have sat through pointless or less-than-informational parent-teacher conferences? It's time to turn that around.
April 24, 2015
Young students answer what makes a kid popular (hint: Instagram followers). Plus, links on engagement, race, discipline, and school safety.
April 24, 2015
Have you ever felt unsafe? If you have, then you understand how some LGBT students feel every single day. GLSEN, NSCC, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Born This Way Foundation want to help.
April 22, 2015
It seems easy to fall into the status quo these days, but there are 5 steps every teacher should take to be more evolved in their practices.