Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Change the Conversation from Points to Proficiency

"t's possible for individual teachers to include the core concepts of proficiency-based learning immediately," Outsanding Young Educator Brad Kuntz writes in his May Education...

Engage Students By Embracing Technology

In his latest column, Outstanding Young Educator Brad Kuntz argues for embracing technology use in schools: "By training students to use technology appropriately and effectively...

Customizing Homework

The debate over homework often falls into two categories: “Yes, I’m for it” or “No, I’m against it.” I am of the mind that...

Applying Understanding by Design to Student-Led Conferences

Today I got to sit in while 9th grade students from E.L. Haynes Public Charter School (Washington, D.C.) learned how to create digital portfolios...

The Power of “What If…?”

The other day, I sat down with my children to watch one of their favorite shows called “Stinky and Dirty.” The concept for the...

Teaching Students How to Be a Positive Influence

In his March column, Outstanding Young Educator Award winner Brad Kuntz says that by practicing meaningful community engagement, students can strengthen their writing, speaking,...

Getting Started With Project-Based Learning

With the day-to-day instruction, teachers can get so caught up in the what and when of learning that we don't have time to discuss...

Help Build a Whole Child Community

In this month's column, Outstanding Young Educator Brad Kuntz says educators can demonstrate what it's like to be a contributing member of a whole...

Building Student Self-Esteem Through Personal Relationships

Humorous anecdotes, humbling personal experiences -- there are several ways to show your students that their teachers are real people with real experiences outside...

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