Placing prompts throughout a text challenges students to analyze and interpret what they read—improving reading comprehension.
Best Practice: Align Instruction & Assessment
Heffernan, N. (2019, October 9). Persistence Is Not Always Productive: How to Stop Students From Spinning Their Wheels – EdSurge News. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
Education researchers are considering how to predict when a given assignment will generate the optimal amount of persistence in a student. At issue, researchers say,
Harris, D. (2019, September 28). Cass’ math students use carnival games to learn about probability. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
A group of Georgia high-school students has designed and built carnival-type attractions such as a ring toss, cornhole and a mini-golf course to learn the
Maurer, A. (2019, October 1). How hands-on learning improves middle-school confidence. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
A loss of confidence, particularly in middle grades, can disengage students in STEM and other subjects, asserts instructional coach Aaron Maurer. In this blog post,
Iasevoli, B. (2018, March 29). ‘Looping’ With Students Boosts Learning, Especially for Kids of Color, Study Says. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
Economics professors Andrew Hill of Montana State University and Daniel Jones of the University of South Carolina conclude in the study that “looping,” in which
Minero, E. (2019, September 11). 6 Elementary Reading Strategies That Really Work. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
Strategies like choral reading and ear reading improve students’ reading fluency, expand their vocabulary, and increase their confidence.
Boatman, M. (2019, September 22). Classroom Spotlight: Michelle Marko using new tactics to boost literacy at Holland West. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
Michelle Marko, a veteran educator and a former reading and writing coach, says she is using personalized approaches to help her third-graders improve their reading
Advocates for phonics and whole language don’t agree on what “reading” means
Stringer, K. (2018, February 6). A New Push for Play-Based Learning: Why Districts Say It’s Leading to More Engaged Students, Collaborative Classmates … and Better Grades. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
This year, the Watertown City School District has implemented a play-based learning curriculum for kindergartners and first-graders in its five elementary schools, an effort to
Will, M. (2019, September 5). Teachers Still Believe in ‘Learning Styles’ and Other Myths About Cognition. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
More than three-fourths of teachers think that people are either right-brained (creative) or left-brained (analytical), and that those designations affect how they learn. And nearly