David Cutler, a high-school history, government and journalism teacher, says he allows students to retake most assessments. Cutler describes how the approach puts the focus
Best Practice: Motivate
DeWitt, P. (2019, May 26). Three Ways School Leaders Can Undo Grading Inequities. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
Public education has charted an exciting trajectory over the last 20 years. 1996 saw the publication of “Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution,” which laid
Sparks, S. D. (2019, May 28). Building Growth Mindset in the Classroom: Assignments From Carol Dweck. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
Growth mindsets aren’t just for students. It helps for teachers to have a growth mindset about their students’ mindsets, too.
Strauss, V. (2019, May 22). Report: The effect chronic stress has on children at school – and why policymakers should care. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
Educators and policymakers could help close the achievement gap by addressing “toxic stress” among students, according to a report co-published by the Economic Policy Institute
Movement and exercise can help transform the brain and improve student learning, according to neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. She says research shows that recess and movement
Schwartz, K. (2019, May 20). Four Research-Based Strategies To Ignite Intrinsic Motivation In Students. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
Teachers can use situated motivation theory to boost student engagement and motivation to learn, panelists said at the recent EduCon Conference in Philadelphia. The panelists
Pappafotopoulos, D. (2019, May 20). Why I use student-driven ideas in my curriculum. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
Using student-driven ideas in lessons can help learners overcome distractions and stay on task, high-school teacher Dianne Pappafotopoulos writes. Pappafotopoulos shares how students’ interest in
Annie Griffin, principal of Tongue River Elementary School in Ranchester, Wyo., founded Project GIFT to encourage young children in her community to read. The program
Ware, M. A., & Rath, J. (2019, May 9). 4 Must-Haves for Positive Teacher-Teen Relationships. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
What teenagers want vs. what they need is not always in perfect harmony. This discord can pose uncertainties for the adults who work with them.
Many teachers stop reading aloud to students once they reach middle school, but research shows the practice continues to have benefits for students, including improved