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What To Do When Students Won’t STOP Talking | Thom Gibson

December 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

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

October 21, 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

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

Small talk has a point, actually. Here’s how to be better at it | Vox

In defense of the much-maligned conversational form. Small talk is also a useful tool to build friendships. In Women Talk, published in 1996, the linguistics scholar Jennifer Coates argues that chatter between … Continue reading

September 26, 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

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

Critical Child Development Sequences and Milestones, via Charlotte Davies

I have long taken an interest in the posts of Charlotte Davies. Her specialism is in cognitive and development issues and the impact of underdevelopment on the potential of young … Continue reading

September 5, 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

Thought For The Day: Learn How to See

August 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Paucity of Aspiration in National Educational

Unfortunately, the fact that all politicians have received an education of sorts and can spout such nonsense as former Education Secretary Michael Gove’s “we’ve heard enough from experts!” makes for … Continue reading

August 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School | Edutopia

Although this list is now a couple of years old, it’s still a great one-stop shop for websites, organizations, articles, planning guides, lesson plans, and other resources dedicated to preventing … Continue reading

August 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers, From a New Teacher | Edutopia

A first-year elementary teacher transformed her classroom with a focus on social and emotional learning… and a little help from Penny the Positivity Penguin. The entire vibe of the classroom … Continue reading

August 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

How a Teacher Eliminated Tests For One Year | Edutopia

Removing summative assessments from instructional practice can make class more interesting, engaging, and stress-free for students. I figured that after a year of quarantining and hybrid learning, it might be … Continue reading

July 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Fun Academy | Where Learning Is Fun and Teachers Teach

Fun Academy is the best start in life for every child. Everywhere. They create solutions based on the Fun Learning approach that combines the best practices and latest advances in … Continue reading

July 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

What Fact-Checkers Know About Media Literacy – and Students Should Too | Edutopia

Professional fact-checkers use a strategy that’s at odds with how we usually teach information literacy. Here’s how to pass it on to your students. A fundamental problem, says Sam Wineburg, … Continue reading

July 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Planning a Better Future with Fabienne Vailes

Another week, another great conversation with an educator passionate about change in education and learning. Fabienne Vailes has experience of education in most of its phases and can see clearly … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

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