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4 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Executive Functioning | Edutopia

Effective classroom design can help elementary students develop skills like organization and task initiation. Good classroom design supports working memory by limiting teacher language and verbal directions. When the design … Continue reading

November 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Big Idea: Do We All Experience the World in the Same Way? | The Guardian

Every human brain is different – it’s time to embrace the diversity of our experiences. …since we all have different brains, making slightly different best guesses, we will all have … Continue reading

November 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

11 Books Teachers Can Use to Encourage Creative Young Artists | Edutopia

These stories about artists and illustrators known for their inventive use of materials encourage creativity in young learners. …schools that embrace initiatives such as STEAM will find an invaluable resource … Continue reading

November 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Stephen King on Reading

November 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

How to Build an Engaging Classroom Library | Edutopia

Teachers can provide meaningful texts for their students that reflect their interests and facilitate deep connections to what they’re reading. …thinking of classic literature, the ways in which characters who … Continue reading

November 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Margaret Fuller on Reading

November 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

How to Work Literacy Instruction Into All Content Areas | Edutopia

Math, history, science, and even art teachers often find themselves trying to work literacy instruction into their classrooms. After all, the ability to read, synthesize, and explain concepts and ideas … Continue reading

November 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

How to Support Teacher Mentors Using the Cognitive Coaching Model | Edutopia

Experienced teachers can be wonderful mentors for novices, but it’s important to also give them support when they need it. The process includes a planning conversation, an observation, and a … Continue reading

November 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Joyce Carol Oates on Reading

November 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Doctor Is In (Your Classroom) | Edutopia

As student mental health issues reach crisis proportions, schools and teachers are playing a larger role than ever in providing support. Is it too big an ask? When schools are … Continue reading

November 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Oscar Wilde on Education

October 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Letting Students Experience a Text Before They Analyze It | Edutopia

By giving students a chance to read text ‘like a reader’ first, you can help them generate insights in a natural, informal way – before asking them to consider the … Continue reading

October 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Focus of Childhood: Informal Learning Through Experience and Reflection

I am currently enjoying the joy of walking my grandson Barney to nursery in the morning. The fifteen minute walk is a new voyage of discovery every morning. We discuss … Continue reading

October 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Classroom Management Tips in 10 Minutes | Thom Gibson

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Thought For The Day: Your Role as Teacher

October 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Defending a Teacher’s Right to Disconnect | Edutopia

Remember personal time? For many educators, technology has driven it toward extinction – and it’s time to get serious about reclaiming it. Technology is rapidly pushing things toward a breaking … Continue reading

October 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

Building Movement Into Reading Lessons | Edutopia

Adding movement to reading lessons reinforces key concepts and helps fidgety students concentrate. When I started teaching reading, I had a very active group of struggling students. Because of their … Continue reading

October 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Circle or Cage?

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A Guide to Planning Career Paths for Teachers | Edutopia

Acquiring new skills and knowledge can support you in your current role and aid you in the event that you change roles or leave education. To make professional advancement count, … Continue reading

September 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Characteristics of Inspiring Teachers

Download this infographic entitled Characteristics of Inspiring Teachers, here. The infographic comes from the publication Inspiring teachers: perspectives and practices, and the full report can be viewed on ResearchGate, the … Continue reading

September 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Leading By Example

September 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Educational Calendar – Topical Collections | BBC Teach

Explore topical collections of BBC Teach content to mark significant events in the educational calendar. Each collection includes teaching resources for both primary and secondary classrooms. Find them here: Educational … Continue reading

September 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Cultivating Growth Mindsets in Classroom Makerspaces | Edutopia

When students are given space to tinker, overcome challenges, and explore independently and joyfully, opportunities to build up resilience and perseverance abound. via: Cultivating Growth Mindsets in Classroom Makerspaces | … Continue reading

September 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Don’t Worry

September 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Inspirational School-Based Rewards

Brian Mendler with a stroke of lateral thinking genius here: One of my fave ways to build culture is to reward everyone in honor of one. “Because Jenny had such … Continue reading

September 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

How Teachers Can Balance Friendliness With Firmness | Edutopia

By setting clear expectations for behaviour early on, teachers can have fun with their students without losing control of their classrooms. In my two decades plus of teaching middle school … Continue reading

September 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Definition of Education

September 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

For New Teachers, 6 Principles to Remember This School Year | Edutopia

It won’t be easy, but if you prepare for turbulence and set reasonable goals, you’ll stay calmer and make progress in all the right places. Filling papers with red ink … Continue reading

August 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

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