Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Monica Burns

Engage young readers by showing them the value of composing and sending tweets to authors whose books they've enjoyed during a read-aloud.

By Dr. Richard Curwin

Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. Here are ten opening questions that have inspired this kind of learning.

1 228 608 views
By Keyana Stevens

January is quickly approaching, and you know what that means: year-end lists and retrospectives galore! We'd be shirking our responsibilities as bloggers if we didn't join in, so in keeping with our December tradition, take a look at this list of...

By Lori Desautels

Create empathy and self-esteem by assigning in-class roles and responsibilities that can help students bring out the best in themselves and each other.

2 140 604 views
By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Gifted students do not need scaffolding is just one of the misconceptions that doesn't help teachers or schools reach gifted kids efficiently.

1,284 views
By Ben Johnson

Given the opportunity, any student will rise to the level of expectations. Providing students with many opportunities to do so is the key.

1 71 274 views

Brain-Based Learning
Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

By Marianne Stenger

A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.

4 446 1,362 views
By Todd Finley

Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.

41 1,334 75,866 views
By Nicholas Provenzano

Nerds need gifts, too! How about a pen made of magnets, a Bluetooth cassette adapter, or a crust cutter that reduces your sandwich to Tetris pieces?

2 813 50,121 views
By Rebecca Alber

Do you display words and use those words daily in class? Check out these five must dos for teaching vocabulary.

5 848 34,331 views
By Rusul Alrubail

Guide students through the five steps of understanding and writing literary analysis: choosing and focusing a topic, gathering, presenting and analyzing textual evidence, and concluding.

13 812 17,568 views
By Nicolás Pino James

Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.

5 981 14,740 views
By Anne OBrien

See what it looks like when a district that has a strong collaborative culture undertakes a major initiative like implementing the Common Core.

6 1,041 13,657 views

Social and Emotional Learning
How to Bring Listening Circles to Your Class

By Shane Safir

To enhance classroom culture, use a listening circle to build respect, deepen trust, and share humor. Prompt your students thoughtfully, and record your observations afterward.

12 345 8,740 views