Setting Up Effective Group Work

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:35
Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.

Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:34
A strategy teachers can use to turn parents into partners when discussing difficult situations involving their kids.

Extending the Silence

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:17
Giving students several seconds to think after asking a question—and up to two minutes for some questions—improves their learning.

Socratic Seminars in World Language Classes

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:13
Six tips for using the powerful discussion model with students who are still acquiring the target language.

Finding the Beauty of Math Outside of Class

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:07
Math trails help students explore, discover, enjoy, and celebrate math concepts and problems in real-world contexts.

Encoding Literacy in Computer Science

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:05
An instructional coach shares how she and a fellow teacher embedded literacy lessons in his computer science class.

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:41
A simple, low-stress strategy that helps students engage with, understand, and remember what they read.

Will Letter Grades Survive?

News from EDUTOPIA - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 03:14
A century-old pillar of the school system is under fire as schools look to modernize student assessment.

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation in Students

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:06
Enabling students to experience accomplishments and improvement builds their feeling of competence—a powerful intrinsic motivator.

Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:57
Six ways to support students with dysgraphia—a learning difference that affects a person’s ability to produce written work.

Using Digital Tools in the Music Classroom

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:49
Apps and tools are changing the way students learn to play an instrument, but they still have to practice, practice, practice.

Bringing Students Into Professional Development

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 20:41
Instead of using PD workshop time making assumptions about students, we should get their input beforehand.

Guiding Students to Be Independent Learners

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 20:41
Three strategies for helping students become self-motivating and take charge of their learning.

Using Stories to Teach Math

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 18:46
Teaching literacy and math at once helps make the most of class time while deepening young students’ understanding in both subjects.

Thriving in Your First Years as a Teacher

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 15:46
Six realistic, low-stress steps you can take to improve your teaching in the hectic early years of your career.

A More Complete Picture of Student Learning

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 00:41
Assessing student work as a photo album—not as a single snapshot—may provide a richer sense of what students have learned.

Acknowledging Ungraded Skills

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 18:37
An argument for using badges in makerspaces to recognize the skills students gain outside the traditional curriculum.

5-Minute Film Festival: Best Educational Parodies of 2017

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:37
Take a well-deserved break and enjoy our picks for the best recent parody videos for educators and their students.

5 Tips for Using Digital Games in Class

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 21:31
Lessons gathered from experience with using Minecraft and other games to boost engagement and meet learning objectives.

What Failing Students Want Us to Remember

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:28
By seeing students as more than their grades, we can enable them to reach their potential.


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