The increased focus on both informational text and close reading provides social studies teachers with unique opportunities to support student learning. Try these five strategies in your classroom today to infuse the essence of the Common Core standards.
Padlet (formerly WallWisher) is a great little tool that has been popular for years now. The video below provides a demonstration of how to create a Padlet wall. Below the video you will find three ideas for using Padlet in your classroom.
Evidence that has emerged in recent years helps students engage with Common Core mathematics and helps teachers prepare for Common Core teaching. In this webinar, Professor Jo Boaler will translate this new research on the brain and math learning into strategies to help math students find success with and enjoy mathematics. Learn powerful new teaching techniques that you can use with your students right away.
"The main point that I would add here — in a conversation about the common core, close reading, and the integration of technology — is that we, as teachers, can help our students cultivate active reading habits if we teach them how to use these tools efficiently."
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Thinking mathematically is an art - specifically, as Lockhart (2002) states, "the art of explanation. It's about actively developing deeper knowledge, understanding, and awareness of mathematical concepts, practices, and processes - more specifically,analyzing how, evaluating why, and creating new ways of thinking about and using mathematics.
The CK-12 Math Edmodo app and the CK-12 Science Edmodo app provide libraries of quizzes that cover middle and high school science and mathematics concepts. Practice quizzes are posted as assignments and your students' scores automatically show up in your Edmodo Gradebook.
If you’re like most English Language Arts teachers, you’ve probably reviewed the new informational text requirements and wondered: What books do I choose? And how do I know if I’m even doing this right? Sure, they sound intimidating, but satisfying these new guidelines doesn’t have to be complicated, or mean you have to throw out …
Christine Schepeler writes: "Determining the reliability of a source is important throughout all disciplines. I often ask students if something is a reliable source, but I don’t always feel like students have a basic understanding of WHY something is reliable."
Kids begin school with a wide range of skills, and that can make it tough to plan lessons that can help every child in your classroom thrive. Here are 20 quick differentiation ideas that we hope will spark a few simple solutions for your classroom.