Posts by Emily Riley
Implementing Restorative Practices In The Classroom
History shows that suspension and expulsion of students does more harm than good, so my school has chosen to implement a new form of school discipline called Restorative Practices. Here are my observations on this approach so far.
Smart Review | Learning to Learn Better
In his book Learn Better, Ulrich Boser uses personal anecdotes and countless researched examples to create an outline of six necessary ideas that provide a step-by-step guide to improving anyone’s ability to learn.
Is Meditation the Game Changer Teachers Have Been Looking For?
During my first year of teaching, I failed to find a means of coping with the ongoing emotional rollercoaster of this career. During the second year, I found the game-changer I needed to overcome my stress and focus instead on my classroom.
Does the Classroom Prepare Students for the Real World or Just More Testing?
As a new teacher, I was introduced early on to alternative forms of testing that may help transform school learned information from technical facts to applicable knowledge, such as Integrated Performance Assessment.
Could Online Learning Tools Replace the Traditional Teacher?
In the age of 21st century schools, flipped classrooms and cyber education, what is the future of the traditional classroom teacher? An experiment with a language app in my classroom helped me decide.