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February 28, 2015

Do More for Students by Doing Less for Students

"Great idea, but it'll never work for my students." I hear this a lot when I encourage teachers to engage students in productive struggle rather than try to prevent struggle. I thought it wouldn't work for my students either, but they proved me wrong.

January 31, 2015

Rapid Release of Responsibility: You Do, We Do, I Do

Students often learn best through rapid release of responsibility, where teachers start with You Do rather than I Do.

December 31, 2014

A Think-Pair-Share on Think-Pair-Share

Think-Pair-Share is a great way to engage students and assess their understanding... if it's used effectively.

November 30, 2014

Ginsburg's Hierarchy of Help

Provide students access to the resources they need to be successful, and empower them with the skills they need to use those resources.

June 30, 2014

Tough Love or No Love

Showing love for students means doing what's best for them, not what's easiest for us.

March 31, 2014

Engaging Math Students in Productive Struggle

Why math practice standard #1 (make sense of problems and persevere in solving them) is so important, and how to help students achieve it.

March 08, 2014

Unlearning Learned Helplessness

Students will only unlearn helplessness when teachers relearn helpfulness.

December 01, 2013

My Biggest Regret as a Teacher: Extrinsic Rewards

Students should feel fulfilled because of what they're learning, not because of what they're earning.

October 12, 2013

A Tip for Teaching Tenacity and Teamwork

A clever idea for improving classroom efficiency and students' self-determination.

November 23, 2012

Meeting Students Where They Are--Emotionally

Educators need to not just meet kids where they are academically, but emotionally too.

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