Teacher to teacher

December 1, 2016

Your community as a classroom

Taking young children outdoors every day is an important and sometimes overlooked part of the early childhood curriculum.

November 3, 2016

Using annotation to strengthen reading

All social studies and English teachers need a strong, go-to reading strategy. I began my teaching career with the typical strategy of asking students questions about the reading.

October 6, 2016

Student-created rubrics

Rubrics that students create themselves are a great way for students to take ownership of their work and have a clear understanding of assessment criteria.

September 8, 2016

How to thrive as a co-teacher

Here’s what I learned in my first year of co-teaching about building and sustaining a productive and positive relationship.

July 7, 2016

Flipping lessons and homework

This year I used a different teaching model that helped me use my time with my high school math students more productively: I “flipped” my class so the lesson was taught at home and traditional homework was done in class.


June 2, 2016

Strategies for teaching ELLs

Supporting English language learners in your classroom is no simple task. Here is a list of strategies you can implement right away.


May 5, 2016

Verdict on mock trials: effective

Have you considered asking your high school students to re-enact famous trials of historical figures like Galileo or Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher or a literary character like Tom Robinson in “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

April 7, 2016

Free app scores points with kindergarten class

ClassDojo is a free app for engaging with students and parents that can be used on iPhones, Androids and desktop computers.

March 3, 2016

3 strategies to prompt richer student discussion

My school has made a big push this year to encourage group work, collaboration and rich discussion among students. To that end, my school’s professional development team has introduced us to three innovative strategies.

February 4, 2016

Let students inspire projects

The value of letting our students' ideas propel classroom work came home to me most dramatically when my students last year found old artifacts hiding in a gap in our classroom closet.

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