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

Teaching Strategies

Discover and share best practices for improving your teaching craft -- delivering instruction, engaging students, reaching struggling students, and more.

New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.

Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

Motivate reluctant readers by engaging them with the three critical elements of healthy child and youth development: connection, contribution, and competence.

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.

Avoiding the Trap of "Q & A Teaching"

Petra Claflin, Digital Media Manager for YES Prep Public Schools, identifies the problem of 'Q&A teaching' and offers five tips for teachers to examine and improve their modeling and direct instruction practice.

Discuss

Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

Last comment 2 weeks 4 days ago
28 423 11,827 views

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Last comment 10 hours 43 min ago
26 1 135,017 views

The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

Last comment 14 hours 25 min ago
23 1 27,346 views

"What Did You Call Me?" – How to Remember Students’ Names

Blog posted Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:59
13 179 26,788 views

How to Save Time by Reducing Email: 6 Strategies for Staying Afloat

Blog posted Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:02
7 97 7,510 views

Learner Interest Matters: Strategies for Empowering Student Choice

Blog posted Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:00
1 229 1,643 views

Watch

Browse

blog

SMART Goal Setting With Your Students

SMART goals are specific, measurable, action-oriented, rigorous, and tracked. Help your students develop them through a series of ongoing peer interviews.

2 81
blog

Boom-Bang Homework Assignments

Students are more likely to do homework if the assignments are engaging, relevant, and reasonable -- and if the teacher makes them accountable for it.

2 1,468 views
blog

New Study: Engage Kids with 7x the Effect

The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.

1 142 3,163 views
article

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the Web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

2 1,728 views
blog

Learner Interest Matters: Strategies for Empowering Student Choice

When students care about an assignment, they're willing to take greater risks and are more likely to excel in their product.

1 229 1,643 views
blog

Rethinking Tolerance: Ensuring That All Students Belong

The key to creating a culture of acceptance begins with helping students articulate how they see themselves and the labels they give each other.

1 133 1,376 views
blog

Getting into the PBL Groove

Let your students know from day one that they're in a PBL classroom by defining PBL and setting the tone for collaboration, critique, and questioning.

2 2 2,895 views

Pages

blog

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)

27 677 363,166 views
blog

8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.

25 1 155,460 views
blog

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

26 1 135,017 views
blog

Bell Ringer Exercises

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley presents an overview of bell work - short, focused exercises to help students make the most of valuable classroom time.

22 41 91,576 views
blog

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

Learning and memory specialist Marilee Sprenger writes about vocabulary critical to the Common Core and offers 11 strategies for helping students learn it.

24 65 77,787 views
article

Big Ideas for Better Schools: Ten Ways to Improve Education

Ideas for students, teachers, schools, and communities.

17 3 77,597 views
blog

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick provides a quick tour of Costa and Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind, along with suggestions for integrating them as classroom best practices.

4 57 73,033 views

Pages