10 strategies and practices that can help all students overcome barriers

10 Strategies and Practices That Can Help All Students Overcome Barriers

Educators today are faced with the daunting task of teaching students that face personal and social emotional challenges on a broad scale unlike any...

Six Tips For Creating A Positive Learning Environment In Your Classroom

In Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd edition I write that when students enter your classroom at the beginning of the term there are two...

Five Tips for Getting Started With Differentiation in a Secondary Classroom

By Jessica Hockett Differentiation in middle and high school doesn't need to involve designing eight different assignments, orchestrating complex group work, or turning the physical...

The Difference between Gamification and Game-Based Learning

By Steven Isaacs Have you tried to gamify your classroom? Do you incorporate game-based learning into your curriculum? Gamification and game-based learning have become buzzwords...

What Is Depth of Knowledge?

By Erik Francis Depth of knowledge. It's a concept we in education have heard a lot about since our states transitioned to college and career ready...

Peer-to-Peer Observation: Five Questions for Making It Work

By Jason Flom Peer-to-peer observation—that is, teachers observing teachers—is the most powerful way for teachers to improve their practice.  However, simply having teachers visit other...
6 Questions to Ask Your Students on Day One

6 Questions To Ask Your Students On Day One

It’s that time again - time to think about that very first day of school and how you greet your class on day one....

Six Classroom Activities to Spark Discussion of Racism and Privilege

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You’ve probably heard of Jane Elliott’s 1968 classroom experiment on prejudice When one of her students asked why the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed...

3 Ways to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment

By Jasper Fox Sr. Imagine for a minute that you are a student again. Now imagine that learning within the school setting isn’t happening easily....

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