Does the “T” in STEM get enough emphasis in lessons & projects? Anne Jolly looks at STEM technology in 3 ways, including out-of-box ideas like GameDesk.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
Teaching Argument Writing: Supporting Claims with Relevant Evidence and Clear Reasoning is not a portable guide, says reviewer Jaime Greene, but a book that “did help me begin to wrap my brain around what quality argument in the classroom sounds and looks like.”
Katie Hull Sypnieski, co-author of The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide, shares some do’s & don’ts for all teachers with ELL students. A MIddleWeb interview.
Students need the skills to read & discern messages in visual media, says Frank Baker, who uses Wall-E and other movies to teach “the language of film.”
The school year halfway point is a good time for co-teachers to check how things are going, writes Elizabeth Stein. In the classroom AND the relationship.
Russel Like shares his writer’s journey and invites you to support his first full-fledged children’s book, Prehistoric Pets, at Kickstarter. We did!
Whether you want to differentiate or just learn more about building prior knowledge, Jill Spencer’s book, Ten Differentiation Strategies for Building Prior Knowledge, is a helpful quick read, says reviewer Lucille Schauer.
Student-led conferences should be more than feel-good experiences for students and parents. Fostering Student Accountability Through Student Led Conferences helped Laura Collander make SLCs matter in her classroom.
At “Two Teachers in the Room,” Laurie Wasserman begins a series on helping students who are struggling academically. First up: Organization!
Anne Jolly has six ideas to help teachers incorporate STEM thinking & practices into regular lessons throughout the year.