Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips suggests that a critical piece of student learning is the physical environment of the classroom itself. He offers examples of and resources for turning impersonal spaces into student-friendly havens of learning.
Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin believes that rules and limits, while necessary in a classroom, are subtly shaded in meaning and use. He defines five critical categories of rules: academic, social, procedural, cultural and personal.
Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find it.
Blogger Elena Aguilar gives teachers tips on ways to stay happy and successful this school year.
Six tips for helping both new and seasoned teachers have a successful first day of school.
Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that in the digital information age, the teacher's main role will be to guide and motivate students and provide rationale for learning.
Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.
Schools are gaining access to the high-powered geographical information system software that enables detailed mapping and analysis of data. Learn how they are using it to teach students.
Foster more careful and grounded reading in students by asking questions of varying levels of difficulty.
Does the thought of returning to school result in a tense knot in your stomach or a joyful flutter in your heart? Strategies to manage those feelings, focus on the possibilities, and ease back into the rhythm of teaching.