Good Advice "Learn a new skill, take a break." Advice from the longest-serving teacher in her building. "Kids need a bit of down time to process the skill they just learned, don’t force them to practice over and over until they hate it."
The Freshman E...
Classroom Action Several teachers have been using https://www.frontrowed.com/ during RTI. A great way to get that math practice in while working with a small group. All of these researched based help usually say something like students who put in 75 minut...
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Classroom Action The school year is coming quickly to an end. I’m trying to get some summer thoughts moving. One of the things I want to do is get an idea of how comfortable teachers are with the actual tech skills you need as a classroom teacher. I’ll prob...
A visit to Maine Township High Schools. This was an interesting visit with myself and several staff members from Downers Grove. Maine Township has three high schools of over 2,000 students each. Each high school is startlingly different in its mix of studen...
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The History of "Personalization" and Teaching Machines
Admittedly, I'm less interested in the “science” behind “personalization” today than I am in the long history of constructing devices (mecha
Dylan Williams 5 strategies for formative assessment
summarizing steps to formative assessment by Dylan Williams.
9 Starter Tips for Teachers Who Just Got A New iPad ~ Educational Techno...
I am actually working on a short ebook entitled iPad Kit for Teachers in which is featured a wide variety of tips, resources and several oth
Turning Around Urban Districts: The Case of Paul Vallas
Lee Iaccoca, Steve Jobs, and Ann Mulcahy were CEOs that resurrected Chrysler, Apple, and Xerox from near (or actual) bankruptcy to profitabi
Which answers would you prefer? [VIDEO] | Dangerously Irrelevant
Here's an absolutely wonderful 2-minute video from Elad Segev on creativity and classrooms. Happy viewing! Hat tip: Joe Bower
My View: Are we doing enough to make sure our kids aren't racist?
By Jose L. Vilson, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Jose Vilson is a math teacher, math instructional coach and data analyst in a New York publ
Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Getting it WRONG: The Economist on E...
Ever since the 1970s Silicon Valley's visionaries have been claiming that their industry would change the schoolroom as radically as the off
Standards-Based Grading: The End | ThinkThankThunk
I took a bunch of heat for referring to SBG as “a gateway drug to awesome.” I suppose making a cursory look at a drug reference could be con
How NOT to reform American education | Dangerously Irrelevant
Alberta, Canada is widely recognized as having one of the best schooling systems in the world. A recent article in Alberta Views highlighted
Toyota v. Ford (and education reform) | Dangerously Irrelevant
Sue Altman says: old-fashioned Fordism isn’t even how good business operations are done anymore. That ugly, dehumanizing, and elitist way of
How to Treat Every Day of Your Life as a Master’s Degree
The Millennial generation? More like the Master’s generation. A story by Nick Anderson in The Washington Post describes how young..