The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about learning and willing to work hard if they’re not motivated. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a key factor in the...
Discover a new classroom routine to help clarify concepts. This 8th grade Math class uses a quick warm-up to clarify certain Math concepts and get students in the right framework for the lesson to come.
Genius Hour is a different way to think about "choice time." I had been following intermediate folks who are playing with this logic of time for students to "pursue their passions," while at the same time talking with some of our primary folks about the Common Core means for "choice time."
A few months ago I posted a piece which has become my most popular blog post by quite a landslide. The post covered various techniques for learning and looked at the empirical evidence for and against their efficacy based on recent research.