Making Sure Your Praise Is Effective

On-task comportment, engagement, effort, and participation—praise enhances them all. Even the most challenging behaviors yield to praise, according to many studies. Maybe, like me, you’ve experienced how praise alters the consciousness of both the giver and receiver. I was teaching a class of struggling seniors in summer school a decade ago More...

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By admin On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Parent Engagement in the Digital Age

In school districts around the country, handwritten notes, calls home, and face-to-face meetings are rapidly ceding ground to new technologies that better meet the needs of parents and schools. According to More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

How Metacognition Boosts Learning

Strategies that target students’ metacognition—the ability to think about thinking—can close a gap that some students experience between how prepared they feel for a test and how prepared they actually More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Proud to Serve Again

Each year our school hosts a Veterans Day assembly and breakfast. After this year’s assembly, a number of students shared how they were surprised and excited to see my military photo during the slideshow More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

4 Myths About Creativity

Not everyone agrees on the value and importance of creative thinking in today’s society. Part of the problem is that there is no consensus on what it means to be creative. Different people think about creativity More...

By admin On Monday, November 20th, 2017

Creating Security and Attachment for College students With Trauma

Many kids and adolescents stroll into our colleges and lecture rooms carrying poisonous ranges of stress. They’re on edge, and their neuro-anatomy is in a state of dysregulation, which drives their behaviors More...

By admin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Educating Excessive-Degree Math to Younger College students

There’s been a variety of discuss currently about fast-track programs, separating courses primarily based on potential, and selling earlier and earlier begin instances for greater idea studying. However some More...

By admin On Friday, November 17th, 2017

11 Necessities for Glorious Digital Portfolios

Portfolios have many advantages: They will assist college students in metacognition, reflection, and possession of studying. But when they’re dealt with poorly, college students and lecturers could really More...

By admin On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Journaling the Previous-Faculty Manner

That is the primary yr I needed to significantly contemplate why I ask my college students to purchase composition notebooks for journal writing. As each ninth grader now has their very own Chromebook, lecturers More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

6 Strategies for Promoting Student Autonomy

Flexible classrooms rely on students exercising a certain degree of independence. If teachers want to maximize their time working with individuals and small groups, for example, they need the rest of the class More...

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