Many of today’s classrooms are designed and practiced as teaching classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on and driven by the teacher. Teaching classrooms however, do not match the needs and expectations for 21st Century learning. To be successful in the 21st Century students need to be engaged in learning classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on student outcomes and classroom practices that strengthen and deepen not only students’ content knowledge but their overall ability to think deeply, communicate, analyze, problem solve, and take responsibility for their learning.
Increasingly, business world is actively shaping educational policies for economic reasons
Some of the most prominent words and phrases in education today — “preschool,” “Common Core,” “STEM,” “college/career readiness” — have become part of the vocabulary of education conversations everywhere from the White House to dining room tables.
Voices across the country are raising concerns about the new Common Core State Standards. But if you listen carefully to the conversations, the main concern is not about the standards, themselves, but about the consequences of high-stakes tests attac...
FlipQuiz™ was created to provide educators with a quick way to create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. Traditionally, these are created (tediously) using posterboard, chalkboards, or dry-erase markers on an overhead slide. The review questions are usually even written on a separate sheet of paper.
The jigsaw technique is a cooperative learning approach that reduces racial conflict among school children, promotes better learning, improves student motivation, and increases enjoyment of the learning experience.
In the first large-scale analysis of new systems that evaluate teachers based partly on student test scores, two researchers found little or no correlation between quality teaching and the appraisals teachers received.
E-Learning has the potential to revolutionize education, provide for a truly personalized learning experience, and take each student down the path that is uniquely theirs. Read on to explore ways in which it can achieve its promise.
Diagnostic Teaching: Pinpointing Why Your Students Struggle - It is important to keep in mind the goal of this process–diagnosis. What’s wrong? What’s the hang-up? What’s getting in the way of learning, or of students proving what they in fact actually know?
In a technology-driven world, today's learners use multiple computing devices during the course of a day - primarily for work, some learning, a lot of (Challenges Of A Responsive e-Learning Environment | http://t.co/tiIIXxEcni...
Blended learning can tick a lot of boxes for a lot of different teachers who teach in potentially quite different scenarios. From 1:1 classrooms and schools with plenty of iPads to BYOD classes filled with different types (and amounts) of technology, blended learning can help nearly every teacher make learning more personalized and more interesting …
For parents, the task of ensuring that exceptionally bright children get the educational nourishment they need is unchartered territory. The path can be frustrating for the kids, and worry-inducing for the parents. But the ongoing boom in online learning opportunities has been a great benefit for many gifted youth because the offerings can cater to a student’s ability rather than age.
Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.
Six years since the publication of Disrupting Class and Rocketship’s first learning labs, the body of knowledge for individual teachers around blended learning is still quite limited. While the internet is exploding with loads of resources and lesson plans around Common Core, when it comes to blende
Response to Intervention or RTI is an essential approach that brings science and the art of teaching together. Response to Intervention practice promotes education through innovation and creativity. The foundation of the entire approach is firmly grounded on taking decisions based on data analysis of student’s learning capability. RTI perceives: Sophisticated dedication and improved collaboration …
Dale Russakoff and Jelani Cobb on segregation and education in Newark and elsewhere, sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education.
Rudy Azcuy's insight:
What lessons can be learned?
Following a hundred-million-dollar donation by Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, teams of consultants began attempting to reform Newark’s public schools. But, Russakoff says, they “really haven’t spent much time at all in public schools in the communities. They’re really about management reforms, from the top down, that they believe will make a huge difference in the delivery of education to children. But it does leave out the most important story in education, which is what’s going on with the kids and the families in the neighborhoods.” A big part of what’s lost by not involving communities in reforming their schools is an understanding of the contours of poverty and racism in America.