It's time to consider putting kids in charge of the literature discussion and Ariel Sacks provides excellent advice on how to do it. And this advice doesn't have to be just for English teachers, any teacher looking to enhance the reading experience for students should check it out.
July 2015 Archives
People asked about non-academic skills that are often mixed up in assessing achievement. Consider the following tips when helping students learn about punctuality, organization, time management and creativity.
Do you use rubrics? How effective are they? Read on to learn how to develop rubrics that can be useful to students if they are going to be used.
Teaching is easy, you get the summers off; or do we? Almost no teach I know gets his/her summer to him/herself. Here's a glimpse into the reality.
How do we combat the summer malaise that can impede a strong start to the school year? We plan.
We all have our challenges, but they don't have to strangle our hope. Those of us who struggle with depression or anxiety have daily situations that sometime make progress feel impossible. This is a success story, to help show that no problem is insurmountable.
The only way to close achievement gaps is to slow down the fast learners, Doug Green writes in a guest post.
If you're curious about Edcamps, take a chance and participate in one close to where you live.
It's time to take the no-grades policy school wide, are you ready? Read on to see the plan.
Have you ever seen the scene in Mr Holland's Opus where his son Cole yells at him and tells him he loves his students more than he loves him? I cry every time because my biggest fear is that my son will feel that way; I'm embarrassed to admit there are probably moments where he does feel this way, but I try to limit them. How can we balance this reality?
What do you fear most in moving forward in your educational career? I'm afraid to leave what I do well for something untested, but I'm also excited by it. Read on about the new opportunities coming and how to overcome those fears.
Guest post by Dr. Douglas Green Thanks to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act passed in 1975, students who have some kind of identifiable disability that gets in the way of keeping up with their able peers, get service from special education teachers in schools throughout the United States. While practices vary from state to state, there is some similarity as to how these services are provided. The law is well intentioned, and there is no doubt that much of what special education teachers do is helpful. However, we spend too much money and time on bureaucratic procedures that wastes ...
Good things happen and we have to be prepared to take the next necessary steps to keep learning and growing. How do you deal with getting what you want?
ISTE 2015 proved to be an amazing experience that requires a fair amount of reflection. As I continue to debrief the experience, I'm reminded of how learning happens in waves. What was your take away from ISTE?