In my mindful mornings group, we do meditations, grounding exercises, art activities, yoga, and nature connection activities. I like to do a wide variety of activities so that all of
When instruction is purposeful, a goal is identified and the complete instructional process is focused squarely on that goal. Educators who are purposeful continuously keep the goal in mind. They understand that the entire instructional process—data collection that informs instruction, teaching, and assessment—must all be driven by the defined goal. Even when instruction is not successful, educators know the purpose for each strategy employed.
Johnson, M. (2020, March 18). Roosevelt Middle School band director hosts a different kind of March Madness. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
Using a Google Docs form, Roosevelt Middle School band director Kelso Daning has created a revised March Madness tournament in the form of music appreciation. The brackets have 32 classical
” Posamentier, A. (2017, June 20). 9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics. Retrieved March 11, 2020.”
Keep your high school math students engaged with these techniques.
Barone, J., Khairallah, P., & Gabriel, R. (2020, February 27). The Literary Magic in Combining Teacher and Student Expertise. Engaging Every Reader, 15(12). Retrieved March 11, 2020.
Though reading difficulties can be varied and complex, it’s simpler than one might think to convert struggling students into proficient, independent readers. Elementary school reading specialists are often the people
” Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2020, February). Using Language to Learn. Rooted in Reading, 77(5). Retrieved March 11, 2020.”
Transferable literacy skills can help students across content areas.
Barshay, J. (2020, March 2). Study: Boosting Soft Skills is Better than Raising Test Scores. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
Time pressures are keeping many schools from adopting education strategies supported by brain science research, such as later start times for high-schoolers and giving students recess as well as other
Gewertz, C. (2020, February 20). Reading Instruction: A Flurry of New State Laws. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
Many states have recently enacted laws or rules designed to ensure that teachers are well versed in evidence-based reading instruction. Here are some highlights.
Gewertz, C. (2020, February 20). States to Schools: Teach Reading the Right Way. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
Worried that far too many students have weak reading skills, states are passing new laws that require aspiring teachers—and, increasingly, teachers who are already in the classroom—to master reading instruction
Renwick, M. (2020, February 27). 5 Indicators of Empowered Readers. ASCD: Engaging Every Reader, 15(12). Retrieved March 9, 2020.
How do you know if students are empowered as readers? How do you know if they believe in themselves and their reading abilities? As a classroom teacher and principal for
Carl, K. (2020, February 13). A Cultural Lens Leads to More Effective Teaching. ASCD: Culturally Responsive Schools, 15(11). Retreived March, 9 2020,
Teachers in training often receive limited introduction to the importance of multicultural education. Many don’t learn how to design culturally responsive curricula and instructional strategies. Such was my experience, and