Teaching is easy. Teaching well is very, very hard to do day in and day out, especially in the schools that need it most.
Understanding how to play the 'count to 10' team-building game is about rules, timing, and sequence. Engaged students should pick the game up quickly.
One simple icebreaker for kids is to ask them to improve something--a game, song, toy, etc. This encourages open-ended thinking and creativity.
Just as some prompts help students reflect on the process of learning, these prompts can help teachers reflect on the full picture of being an educator.
Working hard also means being smart. Prioritizing, collaborating, and working with a 'do less' partner can all help you reduce your workload as a teacher.
From prioritization to automation, these strategies can help teachers make the most of their instructional time and improve student achievement.
It's time to shift focus from checking to see if students are completing their remote learning assignments to checking to see if students are 'okay.'
Throughout the K-12 learning landscape, assessment practices are changing to embrace assessment for learning, not assessment of learning.
If I begin curriculum planning by identifying 'power standards,' where does the differentiation-based-on-assessment-results occur?
Indicators of efficient teaching are similar to indicators of efficiency in other fields: It's about smart design and refinement over time.
Do you create opportunities for learners to put empathy into action; engage in pro-social behavior intended to benefit others?
The right questions and resources for teaching human rights can help create more inclusive environments for the next generation of learners.