It's time to fight the testing culture and consider the bigger picture. How can educators better align learning for life and not for testing? As we make pedagogical decisions daily, teachers need to weigh the importance of learning vs cramming for a test that isn't going to impact a child's overall level of mastery.
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Too often teachers are okay assuming students know what is going on. It's time we look under the hood to figure out what actually is seeping in. How do we do that, you ask? Check out of some of these synthesis strategies.
March 20, 2015
Have you been blown away recently by the level of student performance in your class? If not, read on for some tips to ensure excellent opportunities for student learning.
March 16, 2015
How do educators define success in their spaces and then how do they ensure that is has been achieved for every child?
March 13, 2015
As teachers we have a unique opportunity to both model and plan activities that intentionally teach students how to be good people, friends and colleagues. How do you encourage important life skills in your spaces?
March 06, 2015
Technology has changed the way we learn and is ever evolving. What are you favorite go-to apps for professional learning and teaching?
February 20, 2015
What are your top 10 must haves for success in your classroom? Consider the following list while you brainstorm your own list.
February 18, 2015
Feeling sick when you wake up in the morning, but you're afraid to miss what you've planned for the day? If it's a question of dragging your infectious body to school so kids don't miss out on learning or taking the time you need to heal, it's time to set up your classroom to run without you.
February 11, 2015
Each educator is motivated to teach for different reasons. What questions propel your journey as a learner and educator?
February 09, 2015
Consider how much students can gain from engaging their entire beings in the learning experience? Why not get kids out of their seats and exploring content through tableau, the art of still pictures to convey meaning.