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January 16, 2013

How Can We Best Prepare Students for Common Core in Language Arts?

Mary Lou Baker asks: "How can we best prepare our students for the common core in language arts?" Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The responses to these questions are going to turn into a multi-part series, so there will be plenty of r...

January 10, 2013

How Do We Deal With 'History Myths" In The Classroom?

Craig Perrier asks: What history myths are being perpetuated by textbooks that you attempt to break down/challenge in your classroom? How do you do that? Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The responses to these questions are going to tur...

January 02, 2013

How Can We Become Better at Teaching Math?

This week's question is: What is the best advice you would give to help an educator become better at teaching math? Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The responses to these questions are going to turn into a multi-part series, so there w...

December 12, 2012

What Are The Best Ways To Use Tech In The Classroom?

Last year, Carla Arena asked: How do teachers make informed decisions in relation to a balanced use of technology in the classroom? I answered the question at that time, along with guests Richard Byrne and Marsha Ratzel. You can see our responses here. However, since it was an early question that...

November 14, 2012

How Can We Help Our Students Become Better Writers?

Katie Ciresi asks: What advice can you give to help teachers be more effective in helping students become better writers? Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The responses to these questions are going to turn into a multi-part series, so t...

November 07, 2012

How Can Teachers Best Assist Students With Special Needs?

This week's "question of the week" is: How can teachers best assist students with special needs? Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a selection of seve...

October 10, 2012

How Can We Help Our Students Develop a Growth Mindset?

This week's "question of the week" is: What are actions teachers can take to help their students develop a growth mindset? I'll let author, educator, and researcher Carol Dweck define what this means: Individuals with a fixed mindset believe that their intelligence is simply an inborn trait--the...

October 03, 2012

How Can We Apply Research Findings To The Classroom?

J. Casey Hurley asks: What does it look like to apply research findings to classroom practice? Theoretical responses, ("It would look like this. . .") do not count. I am looking for actual descriptions of what teachers did to apply specific findings in their classrooms. I would welcome respo...

September 27, 2012

What Are The Best Ways To Use Interactive White Boards?

Jay Sugerman asks: With our school about to install Smart Boards, I'm getting in touch to ask if you'd please recommend the best sites to learn how to incorporate this tool as well as any collections of good interactive sites and lessons. Though I'm not a big fan of schools using their limited fun...

August 21, 2012

Should We Teach "Character" In Schools?

I have about fifteen questions from readers lined-up for future posts but, for today, I'd like to ask: Should we teach "character" in our schools? If so, what does it look like? If not, why not? This is similar to a question posed by a reader last year on Social Emotional Learning (see Response:...

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