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.
Student-centered teaching is teaching designed for the student. Done well, it can disarm some of the more intimidating parts of academia.
Teachers have moved from the question of “Should I use technology?” to “How can I integrate technology best, enhancing the learning experience without hijacking it?”
The management side of being a principal tends to be the stuff that one has to do. Leadership is the stuff that one chooses to do.
If the goal a student has to clear is absurdly low, then the assessment is not rigorous even though it is 'standards-based' testing and scoring.
Factors that disrupt student academic performance include weak responses to data, work outside of the students' ZPD, and little depth of knowledge.
My colleague and I took a constructionist approach to teaching. Our students tinkered, failed, learned, and created. Here’s how we did it.
I am responsible for everyone and thing in this class and therefore at times what I say and do may confuse you or even seem unfair or wrong.
If you want a child to give up, constantly emphasize their shortcomings and let them know you're doing so for their own good.
After the teachers disappeared, students knew that if they were too rowdy someone would notice, so they kept the noise to a minimum.
Just as a teacher has to create conditions that support and encourage student success, school districts have to support teachers’ professional development.
There’s a large risk in waiting until the end--because in that great length of time many students may have fallen off the learning path.
Teachers are passionate about helping their students and as a result seeking to improve their craft. That said, PD doesn’t always feel particularly helpful.
By definition, learning is social in nature. Using different mediums, whether it be books, discussions, technology, we study and make meaning together.
If you had to start somewhere--with one idea or 'thing' to change, what would it be? What if your only goal was to change the arc of your students' lives?