(This is the first post in a three-part series on this topic) Elizabeth W. Rivero asked: If teachers assign reading as homework and the students are not completing the reading at home, what do you do to get them to do it, other than assign questions? This question has garnered a lot of interest, and I'll be including readers' suggestions in a post next week (of course, there is always room for more!). Today, in addition to sharing my own response, you'll find contributions from two other guests -- educators Donalyn Miller and Myron Dueck. You might also want to ...


Elizabeth W. Rivero asks: If teachers assign reading as homework and the students are not completing the reading at home, what do you do to get them to do it, other than assign questions? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The response to this question will be a multi-part series, so there will be plenty of space for readers' suggestions.You can also send questions to me at [email protected] you send one in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's ...


Last week's question was: What's your best advice on doing project-based learning? This post is a Part Two to last year's popular one by Suzie Boss (and readers!) on Do's and Don'ts for Better Project-Based Learning. Suzie agreed to share additional ideas this year, as did many readers. You might also be interested in resources I've collected at The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas. Response From Suzie Boss Suzie Boss is an education writer and consultant who focuses on project-based learning (PBL) and social change. She is the author of four books about PBL and innovative learning strategies, including ...


This is a special edition of "Classroom Q & A" highlighting an interview I recently did with Barnett Berry about his new book. Look for responses to this week's "question-of-the-week" (about Project-Based Learning) in a few days. I've been working with the Center For Teaching Quality, led by Barnett Berry, for years, and believe it's a national hot-bed for innovating thinking by teachers about education. I leaped at the chance to interview him about the new book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead but Don't Leave (Jossey-Bass 2013) authored by Barnett and CTQ colleagues Ann Byrd and Alan Wieder. In it, they ...


Education Week has just published a collection of posts from this blog (along with new materials I've added) on classroom management and student engagement.The ebook, Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching, responds to these types of questions: • How can I get the new school year off to a good start? • How can I help my students develop self-control? • How can I stop disruptive behavior in my classroom? • How can I engage students without resorting to a carrots-and-sticks approach? • What does true student engagement look like? Teacher and author Roxanna Elden calls it "a series of helpful pieces ...


The new "question of the week" is: What's your best advice on doing project-based learning? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. I'm going to post an interview with an author next week, so won't post responses to this question for a week-and-a-half. This PBL post will be a Part Two to last year's popular one by Suzie Boss (and readers!) on Do's and Don'ts for Better Project-Based Learning, and she'll be contributing her ideas again.You can also send questions to me at [email protected] you ...


(This is the final post in a series on this topic. You can see Part One here and Part Two here) Anjilla Young and Lori DiGisi both asked a similar question: What can we do to prepare for the Common Core writing skills in our classrooms? In Part One of this series, I shared some of my suggested resources, and educators Mary Tedrow, Ray Salazar and Tanya Baker contributed their commentaries. Part Two highlighted the ideas of Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Kathy Glass, and Carol Jago. Today's post, the final one in the series, includes commentaries from Amy Benjamin, Alice Mercer, and ...


(This is the second post in a three-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here) Anjilla Young and Lori DiGisi both asked a similar question: What can we do to prepare for the Common Core writing skills in our classrooms?


(This is the first post in a three-part series on this topic) Anjilla Young and Lori DiGisi both asked a similar question: What can we do to prepare for the Common Core writing skills in our classrooms?


Anjilla Young and Lori DiGisi both asked a similar question: What can we do to prepare for the Common Core writing skills in our classrooms? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. I'm going to post an interview with an author next week, so won't post responses to this question for a week-and-a-half. You can also send questions to me at [email protected] you send one in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining anonymous and ...


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