Real teacher questions about literacy instruction, answered by faculty specialists.
Literary elements are not there to add decoration or fanciness to a text—they are there to create meaning and to convey that meaning to a reader.
When I was just a first year teacher, I placed a lot of value on my ability to control student behaviors. While students were quiet and well-behaved to the passing observer, I could sense that I wa…
Teaching how to read used to be considered the job of elementary teachers. They would teach the students to read; secondary teachers would teach students literature assuming students know how to read
By rearranging students across the usual groupings and grade levels, you can redirect bored expectations and harmful behaviors into a refreshed, energized will to learn.
Learning how to develop a personal story to tell and share it on stage from memory is helping students develop their sense of voice and confidence.
Educators spend far too much time in isolation; an educator mastermind can change that.
Looking to develop your skills while relaxing this summer? These must-listen podcasts are perfect for a road trip or lazy day poolside.
Academic Standards: Breaking Whole Things Into Broken Bits
An Upper Elementary Collaborative blog written by 13 teachers. Includes teaching ideas and resources for grades 3, 4, and 5.
Maybe a better teacher would enforce all these rules...but I just can't. Here's what tops my list of bad classroom rules.
How can a classroom be set up to maximize learning? Get inspired by this video playlist with tips and ideas for teachers to make over their classrooms.
Stop the boring back to school lectures-try stations the next time you feel like you’ve got a lot to cover and want to make it fun!
Education consultant and speaker Alan November says if we want to move education forward, school leaders must start hiring teachers who are globally connected, embrace messy problems and aren't afraid
It's more important than ever to teach kids tech literacy. These Google Chrome extensions for students will push their learning to the next level.
You can use Post-its or colored index cards.
When students care about an assignment, they're willing to take greater risks and are more likely to excel in their product.
Studying book characters intentionally helps students understand people’s complexities and empathize with them. Here are three terrific character lessons.
Remix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh approaches, making them meaningful, drawing on everyone's genius, and generating inspiring documentation for the community.
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
Every year, more schools are discovering the educational potential of gardens. But this one? You have to see it to believe it.
I realized almost immediately that I wasn’t getting through to my Kindergartners… again. I asked a class full of 5-year-olds to identify feeling words, and I got the same generic responses – happy, sa
Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.
Why I'm Starting This School Year with a Get-to-Know-You Curation Project...and You Should. for an awesome way to get to know your students? Look no further! Your students will love sharing with you in this easy, fun curation project. || funfreshideas.com
Food for Thought. Student Data
Pairing new teachers with a mentor is a great way to set them up for success. We've gathered advice every mentor should share and tips for new teachers!