Advising a student publication takes perseverance, anyone who does it wouldn't argue that point. Empowering student leaders to be responsible for managing set publication sometimes requires a pep talk. Check this one out.
October 2014 Archives
Let's teach students to assess themselves and put learning at the forefront instead of the often misleading grades they're accustomed to.
There are many wonderful and innovative things happening in education that never get the media coverage. This impropriety needs to change.
There are no better places for learning than libraries, so it is well worth the effort to bring students out into the field whenever possible for research. Ever wonder what it would be like to expose students to higher learning before they get there? Try this.
Why shouldn't kids enjoy coming to class? Consider turning classes into an experience with students at the helm. Here's one way to try.
Take a risk this week and decide to unplan some class time. What's the best that can happen?
Every school should use Google Drive if they aren't already. Read why this is an essential educational tool for all students and teachers to use.
Being out of school for any reason other than a break is bad enough because most teachers don't like the miss the teaching time, but the unfortunate side effect is the accumulation of work that needs to be sorted out when you return. Need some creative solutions?
Blogging is a unique format that can help students really fine tune their public writing voice. Find out how.
What if we gave students the skills to empower them to help each other? How might that look? How could it change the dynamic in our classrooms?
Shifting the mindset on long held educational values is tough, but that doesn't mean we should give up. Teachers must model perseverance and repeat as much as needed til the important messages are heard.
Why not let our students teach some of the content? Learn how to integrate technology with research and ask kids to make tutorials to assist in their own learning.
Ever feel like the risks you take aren't helping to move forward?
Admitting you don't know can be a liberating revelation and an opportunity to show students the power of learning and humility. Why miss out on that modeling, teaching moment?