The Getting Smart staff explores how Curriculum Associates recently announced new Learning Games focused on creating a more engaging, accessible and motivating experience for students.
In 1994 I made what many of my colleagues considered a foolish choice: I quit a successful career in journalism to become a classroom teacher. That decision led to six years of teaching middle school in Southern California and another four years at New Technology High in Napa,…
Michael continues to share the importance of creating a culture of appreciation and offers a few additional ideas for educational leaders to show continued support for teachers so that they can become their personal and professional best.
By: Barbara Jones. Three teachers' daily formative assessment-driven practices of transparency, modeling and support enable them and their students to shift mindsets towards greater shared responsibility for learning.
By: Nichelle Bowes, Ed.D. Once we build the pathways into teaching, we have to think about how to best support our aspiring and veteran educators to successfully support each of their students. Nichelle Bowes offers a few lessons she has learned through her career.
As part of her yearly practice, and ongoing reflection, Rachelle Dene Poth likes to look back over the year and the changes that she have made in her class, the tools used and what helped her to provide a more diverse and engaging learning experience for my students.
A problems-of-practice approach also lends itself to models that improve the system we have rather than lead to breakthrough innovations. In particular, it’s hard for one or two pilot teachers to build a competency-based system where students are learning at six different learning levels in multiple subjects.
Leading successful STEM experiences has less to do with your actual knowledge as an instructor (though it helps), and more to do with the MINDSET you take with kids. In this post, discover the five MAKER mindsets and how YOU can develop them.