Feed-up, Feedback, Feed-Forward

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Feed-up, feedback and feed-forward—those are some of the big picture principles in the instructional guide by Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher, Formative Assessment Action...

Actively Reading Textbooks

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 Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review -- better known as SQ3R -- is a strategy for active reading comprehension. It is particularly useful for textbook chapters, magazine,...

A Visit to a Motivated Classroom

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In this clip, consider how teacher Marilyn Garber uses a combination of student-directed and teacher-directed strategies to develop a partnership of learning in her...

Getting Students Started Making Movies

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In his "Tech for Teachers" column, Video Cameras Offer a New Picture of Student Learning, instructional technology consultant and library media specialist Jason Bedell...

Object Writing in Any Classroom

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In one of last week's most-clicked education stories, three teachers took a 30-day challenge to spend 10 minutes every day writing about 1 of 10 preselected objects.  Through...

Linking Prior Knowledge and New Content with Metaphors

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In science we use metaphors constantly. We talk about selfish genes, cells as cities, and ping pong balls moving through sugar. In my first year...

Differentiated Instruction in Science Class

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"What it means to differentiate activities is to give students a variety of ways, or alternate paths, to making sense out of  manipulating the...

Away from Reprimands, Toward Self-Regulation

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Albert Bandura (1986) was not satisfied with what he saw as a simplistic view of learning, based totally on the environment and that which...

Teaching Students to Use Thinking Skills Independently

After virtually attending Robyn Jackson’s #ASCD12 session, "Overcoming Resistance to Rigor," I followed up with her ASCD webinar How to Plan Rigorous Instruction.  Both...

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