Every teacher can benefit from having some good digital citizenship Web resources available to share with students. We like the kinds of tools that will help you help them learn about appropriate and exemplary behaviors in any online environment. As a teacher, you're...
Formative assessment problems are a fact of life and learning. FA has its challenges to be sure. Remember that no assessment method is really 100% foolproof. There's so much to consider and so many different students. You can fix many formative assessment problems,...
Advancements in technology have immensely revolutionized the classroom. Thanks to the Internet and improved digital media, teachers now have a plethora of resources available to them to enhance the overall learning experience. The digital media...
When we choose to begin improving classroom discussions, the reasoning is usually clear: for better learning. Classroom discussions are meant to be lively and collaborative, after all. They should be times where authentic learning happens through sharing...read more
How we practice connecting to learners right now informs not only how well they learn, but how well they'll continue to learn. As a busy teacher, you can benefit from a resource that helps you continue reaching students long after the lesson is done. Now...read more
Assessment happens every day in our classrooms, so it's got to be as simple and effective as possible. Simple daily assessment strategies like the ones from Saga Briggs in this TeachThought article fit the bill perfectly. One of the highest...read more
Learning how to think critically is not easy; otherwise, everyone would do it. However, it remains one of the most beneficial skills we can impart to our as teachers. There are many ways to model it as well, as you'll discover below. Today...read more
Students need to do more than memorize facts. They'll write papers that give them an opportunity to analyze information and present their own conclusions. They'll analyze important historical or scientific moments of our culture. They'll give oral presentations that...read more
Making fast formative assessments is a dream for teachers, but they also need to be accurate and informative for learners. Kids certainly need to know where they're at with their learning and what the next steps are. However, with increasing classroom...read more
When we talk about the lifelong learning mindset, we think about the cultivating of habits as opposed to just the achieving of goals. The lifelong learning mindset is more than just about the need to learn; it's about a desire to learn that lasts—you guessed it—a...read more
School leaders are more than just authority figures. They are also moral figures. Great men and women of authority have always taught valuable moral lessons through belief and action. These are people of few words, and the words they speak lend strength to those...read more
If you were to ask, most teachers would agree improving reading comprehension is about teaching students how to think while reading. Granted, reading comprehension likely isn’t one of the courses that you’re teaching. That said, perhaps it should be a...read more