In every classroom there is diversity. It's tangible in what we see and must impact the way we teach. Engaging each child in a meaningful way requires relationships, flexibility and a willingness to empower those who aren't often used to being in charge of their own learning.
If we want to raise motivated and confident learners, we must take the time to teach students how to self-advocate. Here are some tips.
There is no better means of human connection than a story. Different narratives intertwine to form emotions that we empathize with, being moved to inspiration. The right keynote speech should be able to do this. Ideally, it will make us think, challenge our assumptions and offer the information through a narrative that will be relatable and digestable, engaging to listen to. This weekend at the Edscape Conference, Pernille Ripp shared her story and it was one of great power. It's important that all educators remember that everything we do is about the students and creating the best experiences for them ...
Are you looking for an easy way to teach your students to conduct killer interviews and then share the stories that they gather? Check out the new StoryCorps app, you won't be disappointed.
Haven't tried Twitter yet? What are you waiting for? Read this story to encourage the possibilities and create some of your own.
What if our help becomes a crutch, crippling students with being enabled, rather than actual helping them succeed?
Just because we've grown up and work as professionals, doesn't mean our learning has ended.
Kids often have a hard time sitting in their seats, so embrace their energy and plan a gallery walk. This is a great way to set up stations in a classroom or celebrate student learning while also facilitating new learning.
Leadership is essential to success, so make sure you know who the personalities. Admin remember this when working with staff and staff remember it when working with students. Relationships and empowerment go a long way to investment and happy school community is one that is willing to innovate.
Are you the kind of person who jumps into a pool without so much as touching the water with your toe first? Or are you the type who wades in slowly, step by step, getting used to the cold as you go? Although most people can be a hybrid of these two philosophies in life depending on the circumstance, almost no one enjoys being tossed into the water without any warning at all. In education, unfortunately, initiatives are often dictated with very little warning or preparation, metaphorically pushing teachers and administrators unexpectedly into the water. Whether a person decides to ...