Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for retaining their attention.
Edutopia blogger Joshua Block addresses the difficulties of connecting with and including disengaged students in the classroom, and shares an informal five-point checklist that helps him bring these students from the fringes into the mainstream.
Guest blogger and global ed specialist Homa Tavangar, in rethinking her lifelong assumptions about private schools, measures 21st century independent education by four criteria: collaboration, partnership, character education and experiential...
Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips reviews the high school basketball film 'Medora,' pointing to its lessons about persistence, community and economic fallout as custom-made teachable moments for social studies and humanities classrooms.
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis and her high school students are exploring what makes games effective for classroom use. As of this blog, they've come up with six essential elements, but their task is far from complete.
Guest blogger David West describes what happened when the TV show 'Shark Tank' inspired him to teach his high school students how entrepreneurship really works through a project concluding with feedback from actual business leaders.
Guest blogger Brian Sztabnik isolates four steps to becoming a better writer - Purpose, Organization, Evidence and Thesis (POET) - and, with this prewriting exercise, encourages his students to 'be POETs' before writing their essays.
April is National Poetry Month, and Edutopia blogger Matt Davis has put together a list of useful poetry for educators. The blog features links to outside Poetry Month resources, Edutopia's most popular poetry-themed blogs, and other quick reads.