5 Strategies to Help Shy Students Succeed in Classroom Discussions

In my early years of teaching, I spent much of my time and energy focused on classroom management. Included in this was teaching students how to have a productive classroom discussion. I would plan mini-lessons about appropriate interjections, how to respond to someone who disagrees with your viewpoint (without being aggressively loud and using profanity), [...]

A Student-Curated Reading List to Combat Learning Loss

With the holidays just around the corner, most teachers are gearing up for some time off and some much needed rest and relaxation. While these breaks can a wonderful time to re-charge for both teachers and students, sometimes progress made throughout the semester can be lost. For example, in 2015, Oxford Learning put out an article [...]

By | 2017-11-12T11:28:41+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Back to School, Instruction&Curriculum, Literacy|0 Comments

Is Adult Drama the Elephant in the Classroom?

Why teacher’s professional issues are more important than student’s concerns when building effective professional learning communities. By Laura D. Brown Learning Styles, Collaborative Learning, Project-Based Learning (PBL) — these are just three of the many instructional approaches that I have been trained to implement during my twenty-two-year teaching career. All of the above-mentioned approaches have [...]

By | 2017-11-05T14:18:04+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments