When students in my class were struggling, I felt responsible, even when I didn’t know the cause. It was much easier to shift responsibility to the family by suggesting a tutor.
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Too often, as educators, we focus on either the beginning or the end of the learning journey. To better meet students’ needs, we need to view curriculum as a bridge between the two points. This involves differentiation by content, process, and product.
Learn how to avoid the three classroom motivation killers that will sap your students’ energy and excitement for learning.
As a new teacher, I often got wrapped-up in grading, class management, and content coverage. It wasn’t until I left education for a management position at Starbucks corporation that I realized what servant leadership really meant, and how it applied to classroom leadership.
Who wouldn’t like the idea of student-centered learning? The very name captures everything that education is supposed to be: an experience designed around students. While
When we stand in front of a classroom, we can envision the possibility, of an uprising that will lead to an out-of-control classroom. But there are also side-effects to tightly controlling student behavior. Once we take ownership of rules, decisions, and sources of motivation, our students no longer need to.
I recently came across a posting on Doug Lemov’s field notes that expressed a common concern – technology overload among students. Mr. Lemov has had