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May 23, 2012

Response: Factors Behind The Success Of Ontario's Schools -- Part Two

(This is the second of a two-part series on Ontario's schools. You can find Part One here) Much has been written about the high-performing schools in Finland and Singapore, but I've recently begun to hear more about our neighbors to the north in Ontario. So, last week I asked: What's going on in...

May 21, 2012

Response: Factors Behind The Success Of Ontario's Schools -- Part One

(This is the first of a two-part series on Ontario's schools) Much has been written about the high-performing schools in Finland and Singapore, but I've recently begun to hear more about our neighbors to the north in Ontario. So, last week I asked: What's going on in Ontario's schools? I'll be p...

May 15, 2012

Response: Helping Long-Term ELL's & Evaluating ELL Teachers Fairly

This week, I'm doing something a little different and offering responses to two, instead of one, "questions of the week." They both relate to English Language Learners. The first one relates to long-term ELL's and the second is on how ELL teachers can be evaluated fairly. QUESTION ONE Anne Smith...

May 07, 2012

Response: Several Classroom Management Ideas For Younger Students

Cheryl S. asked: I am writing with a question regarding your blog (Response: Several Ways To Respond To "Unpredictable" Student Behavior) on responding to unpredictable student behavior. My question is how do you apply these strategies to kindergarten students? My student is unable to control his...

May 01, 2012

Ed Week Readers' Ideas On How We Can Teach Social Studies More Effectively

(This is the final post in a three part series. You can see the first one here and Part Two here) I asked: What's the best advice you can give to Social Studies teachers who want to be more effective? Last Tuesday, I shared guest responses from three talented and experienced educators: Stephen ...

April 25, 2012

Response: Additional Ways We Can Teach Social Studies More Effectively -- Part Two

(This is the second post in a three part series. You can see Part One here) I asked: What's the best advice you can give to Social Studies teachers who want to be more effective? On Tuesday, I shared guest responses from three talented and experienced educators: Stephen Lazar, Bill Bigelow, and...

April 24, 2012

Several Ways We Can Teach Social Studies More Effectively -- Part One

(This is the first post in a three part series. Part Two can be read here) I asked: What's the best advice you can give to Social Studies teachers who want to be more effective? Today, I'll share guest responses from three talented and experienced educators: Stephen Lazar, Bill Bigelow, and Sar...

April 17, 2012

Response: Several Kinds Of Grading Systems

Charlie Herzog asked: Should we continue to assign students grades in the traditional manner (percentages & letters), or should we move towards a system based on levels of mastery? Grading is always a hot topic for teachers. I don't have much knowledge of the "mastery" grading concept, though,...

April 10, 2012

Response: Several Ways To Engage Students Without Carrots & Sticks

Becky Searls asked: Given that a vast body of research shows that extrinsic rewards can be damaging to students' intrinsic drive to learn for learning's sake, what are some practical strategies you use to replace the use of rewards, including praise, in your classroom? How do you keep students enga...

April 03, 2012

Response: Hopes For The NEA's "New Action Agenda"

Though I'm receiving plenty of reader questions (but could always use more!), I periodically instead decide to respond to a "Question That's Been On My Mind." This is another one of those times (I'll be returning to reader questions on Friday). My question related to the major report and "new acti...

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