Five educators describe how they help students see the relevancy of lessons, including through the use of empathy and analogies.
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May 27, 2020
Seven educators write about ways they have injected relevance into their lessons, ranging from applying culturally responsive instruction to inviting students to be "co-teachers."
May 26, 2020
Six educators share strategies for making lessons directly relevant to students' lives, including by building relationships, celebrating cultures, and applying a concept called "Hooks and Bridges."
May 24, 2020
Nine educators share instructional strategies they use to teach poetry, including through read-alouds and through studying and writing odes.
May 21, 2020
Four educators share multiple ways to teach poetry, including by modeling and by mimic writing, so that students can enjoy and appreciate the literary form.
May 20, 2020
I share two videos that highlight how to use the concepts of "autonomy, competence, relatedness and relevance" to encourage student intrinsic motivation in remote learning.
May 19, 2020
With the coronavirus as a backdrop, a district superintendent weighs the pros and cons of different strategies for reopening schools in the fall.
May 18, 2020
Eight educators share nine activities that can be used to close this COVID-19-interrupted year, including reflecting back on the year and looking ahead to see how it will be viewed in the future.
May 16, 2020
Three social studies teachers share the instructional strategies they are using in distance learning, including project-based learning and various online tools.
May 15, 2020
Five social studies teachers discuss their online instructional strategies, including emphasizing relevancy and maintaining high standards.