Discover and share best practices for improving your teaching craft -- delivering instruction, engaging students, reaching struggling students, and more.
- Ideas for how to have older students teach younger ones, shared by a teacher at a high school career academy for future teachers.
- Build students’ sense of engagement by incorporating activities that get them out of their seats to work with course content.
- Using ideas from Universal Design for Learning with all students can make classrooms more welcoming for those with learning disabilities.
- 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.
- Teachers can guide students to avoid ineffective studying habits in favor of ones that will increase their learning outcomes.
- In this video series, we explore how educators can guide all students, regardless of their developmental starting points, to become productive and engaged learners.
- Most teachers use silencing methods, such as flicking the lights or ringing a call bell. This article explores some additional ideas categorized by grade bands.
- 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.
- A program that scaffolds math with reading and writing has a formerly struggling elementary school in the Bronx dramatically outperforming the state in math.
- These five easy-to-implement accommodations can make class less stressful and more manageable for students with dyslexia.
- A state Teacher of the Year shares her techniques for increasing the number of students who talk and share their ideas in class.
- 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.
- Giving students time to explore ideas with no immediate grade pressure helps motivate them to be creative and take intellectual risks.
- At an elementary school in South Carolina, tactile materials, color coding, and vocabulary changes help students grasp high-level math concepts.