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?
It's never too late to learn, even if it means unlearning years of damaging educational dogma set forth to establish compliance rather than academic achievement. Let's start the new dialogue that opens the conversation up to new ideas about what education should look like in the 21st century.
Sometimes the best person to tell us what they know is the student who has done the learning. Too often in our profession we empower the wrong people and establish a misunderstanding about what students know and can do. This is why we must teach kids to self-assess against standards, defend their assessment and then accept it as a way to help kids.