Discover and share best practices for improving your teaching craft -- delivering instruction, engaging students, reaching struggling students, and more.
- A quick assessment strategy replaces raised hands, encouraging more students to contribute by accommodating their different processing needs.
- The number one concern that I hear from educators is lack of time, particularly lack of instructional time with students. Although we can't entirely solve the time problem, we can mitigate it by carefully analyzing our use of class time.
- In this video series, we explore how educators can guide all students, regardless of their developmental starting points, to become productive and engaged learners.
- When teachers model self-regulation by using a voice that is calm, neutral, and assertive, they help students feel cared for—and ready to learn.
- The year I started teaching seventh- to twelfth-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, "Sign o' the Times." That song was an apt musical backdrop for the lives of my students, most of whom lived in poverty and challenged me daily. Fortunately, classroom order improved when I learned that successful classroom management depends on conscientiously executing a few big strategies and a lot of little ones.
- Support every student by breaking learning up into chunks and providing a concrete structure for each.
- Giving students time to explore ideas with no immediate grade pressure helps motivate them to be creative and take intellectual risks.