Strategies from K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the learning process.
We share evidence- and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop across any grade.
Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.
To engage all students equitably in classroom activities, track their participation with equity sticks or tally sheets, and restructure discussions so that everyone gets a turn.
When creating a plan for substitutes, include the expectations and routines of daily classroom life, as well as how to meet the special needs of diverse learners.
Third Culture Kids have spent years outside of their parents' culture. Learn the do's and don't of welcoming these sometimes "hidden immigrants" into your classroom.
Students need feedback often and creating a system by rubber stamping work can provide visible and immediate proof of student progress.
Instead of issuing zeros, penalizing late work, and grading formative assessments, teachers should make the classroom a place of hope instead of fear.
Moxie (a blend of positivity, purpose, and volition) helps students count their blessings and evaluate their ongoing strategies to become happier and more successful.
Build a positive school culture and climate for students and staff alike by creating expectations around constructive routines and fun rituals.
Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.
Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.
Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)
Rebecca Alber offers tips for teaching vocabulary that include letting students select the words, putting away dictionaries, and creating time for talk and play with new terms.
Art and music are key to student development.
The first year of teaching is incredibly challenging for most. New teachers are overwhelmed by all the daily decisions and feelings of being overloaded. This will get better.
To inspire more inquiry in the classroom, blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five questions to routinely ask students.