Retrieval is great. But how do I get my students on board?
Effective questions posed within the learning environment elevate cognitive rigor. No longer only utilized to assess what students know, best questions engage the learner, prompt deep study, and expand the learning. Educators who employ effective questioning techniques will be better able to challenge students to demonstrate and communicate their thinking and learning.
Purcell, W., & Gilbert, A. (2019, August 22). How Action Research Forms Student-Centered Classrooms. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
Teachers conducted a study in their own classrooms to improve student performance, and their own teaching styles. They used data to determine that it’s not only student achievement that is
Using a metacognitive exercise helps students know what they should and shouldn’t study.
Hanford, E. (2019, January 02). Why Millions Of Kids Can’t Read And What Better Teaching Can Do About It. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
One excuse that educators have long offered to explain poor reading performance is poverty. In Bethlehem, a small city in Eastern Pennsylvania that was once a booming steel town, there
Schaffhauser, D. (2019, August 13). Adolescence Is Prime Time for Closing Opportunity Gap. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
In adolescence, changes in brain structure and connectivity offer unique opportunities for positive development, and recovery from past trauma, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,
This article includes various alternative methods for the process of reviewing your students’ knowledge and understanding
Heick, T. (2018, May 24). 50 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer Before They Graduate High School -. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
Usually–when it’s discussed at all–the kinds of questions stakeholders in education believe ‘students should be able to answer’ are academic (content-based), or practical (life skills).
Despite teachers identifying grading as one of the most frustrating parts of the job and decades of research demonstrating a need for reform, there is still much resistance from educators,
Some teachers simply calculate marks privately. Others have students who know exactly where they stand in their learning because of ongoing communication about their progress, even if they never see
Standards-based grading is not new, but it is also not widespread, despite demonstrated benefits to learning and achievement. So, how can we incorporate this concept in today’s age of accountability?