Co-teachers need to be aware of their personalities and those of their co-teachers, says Elizabeth Stein. How to gain this awareness? She has a tool in mind…
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Compare & Contrast: Teaching Comparative Thinking to Strengthen Student Learning, one of a series of books intended for study by professional learning “clubs,” explores a basic strategy of good teaching effectively, says reviewer & NBCT Joni Allison.
With presidential leadership and STEAM-powered learning, we can escape the Groundhog Day cycle and revitalize our public schools, says Anne Jolly.
Reviewer Diane Horban says Judy Willis succeeds in intertwining brain research with practical lesson ideas to ignite the thinking power of 10 to 14-year olds in her book, Inspiring Middle School Minds: Gifted, Creative & Challenging.
Author Debbie Silver examines effective feedback, motivational praise, and the power inherent in the words teachers say to students about their work.
Educators looking for ways to become more connected to other educators using digital tools will find plenty of meat in The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age, says reviewer Fran Lo.
In co-teaching terms, says Laurie Wasserman, ‘partnership’ means finding balance, sharing responsibilities, planning together, and gaining mutual respect.
Overarching Design Principles from the “Change the Equation” group can help teachers and schools develop their own STEM lessons, says blogger Anne Jolly.
Middle grades teacher Cossondra George has a knack for giving good teaching advice, found in high-readership articles across the Web. She gives us some.
Successful co-teaching requires partners to discuss difficult truths, says special educator Elizabeth Stein. While not every relationship will reach the “pinnacle of positive communication,” Stein suggests four elephant-in-the-room conversation starters.