Ubiquitous social media platforms—including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—have created a venue for people to share and connect with others. We use these services by clicking “I Agree” on Terms of Service screens, trading off some of our private and personal
This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for our newsletter. MINNEAPOLIS – There’s a school improvement model that has gotten consistent results in large schools, small schools,
It’s the first day of class. They shuffle in, spot similar life-forms, and slip in with that group. Hipsters sporting wild hair and tats, buttoned-up and serious young scholars, middle-aged moms and dads, maybe a couple of aging hippies. One
How I Use Video For Assessment In My Classroom contributed by Steve Wheeler, Learning Innovations Consultant I have always believed that assessment should be primarily for the benefit of the student, not the teacher. I concede that teachers need to know
Staff at Green Valley Middle School in Fairfield, Calif., broke with tradition several years ago by canceling Christmas activities. No tree. No decorations. No parties. The decision was made to honor the doctrine of separation of church and state. “Students
A Letter Grade Isn’t A Letter Grade: Why We Should Stop Averaging Scores by Terry Heick Quick preface: Any argument rests on premises and terms, and so clarifying those premises and terms and related underlying assumptions is necessary if that argument
The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 130 How Can We Improve Teaching And Learning Using Protocols? Drew Perkins talks with Director of National School Reform Faculty, Michele Mattoon, about their work with educators around the world using protocols to improve teaching and learning.
The start of school is full of preparations, back-to-school shopping, and jitters for both teachers and students. The first day of school is important — it’s when first impressions are made and when teachers have an opportunity to start connecting
The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 129 Learning To Learn: Rote Memorization Or Constructivism? Drew Perkins talks with author, professor, and MOOC instructor Barb Oakley about their differences and intersections of thinking about teaching and learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
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