Remember the You’re Not Special graduation speech? Teacher Bill Ivey says students might be better served with the message: “Each of us is special.”
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Neurologist & middle grades teacher Judy Willis hits a home run with Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results, her book on helping students learn to love math, says teacher Cossondra George.
TweenTeacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron taught EL & HS before opting for “Shakespeare and silliness” in the middle. We ask her about tips for new teachers.
In the second of two articles, expert Rick Wormeli urges new middle grades teachers to make quality feedback a priority and not to become slaves of the pacing guide.
Reviewer Lori Trisler finds RTI Strategies that Work in the 3-6 Classroom useful for learning the “why” behind RTI, but not for finding new strategies to use in teaching.
The teaching landscape has changed since Marsha Ratzel put students in charge of learning. They are stronger, more confident and willing to do the hard stuff.
Paradigm-shifting PD leader Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach tells a story about her grandson to illustrate the power of passion-based learning.
Special educators share many of the same challenges all teachers face, says teacher and instructional coach Elizabeth Stein. They also share the same guiding question, “What can I do for children?” Included: Managing the co-teaching relationship.
What can our students possibly learn if we only give them easy tasks? How can we motivate them to accept a challenge if they doubt their own ability?