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.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
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.
The documentary School Play by Eddie Rosenstein and Rick Velleu celebrates the importance of creative arts opportunities for all students, says principal Lyn Hilt, who also reviews a companion PD guide.
Effective STEM programs require educators to experiment, analyze, and change things that don’t produce the best results. Here are 7 secrets of systemwide success.
Debbie Silver’s book, Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed, is “an ideal blend” of theory, common sense, research & humor about effective ways to help students succeed, says reviewer Susie Highley.
Connected coaches are social artists “immersed in collaboration in online spaces” says expert and retired middle grades teacher Lani Ritter Hall in our interview.
The school success that students from low-income families gain from hands-on STEM experiences can build confidence, self-esteem & more academic success.
Co-teaching, says Laurie Wasserman, is not about ‘your’ kids or ‘my’ kids, but about our kids. It’s about compromise. Our second Teacher in the Room signs in!
Future voters and civic leaders need to understand how political messages are crafted so that they can see through the spin, says media literacy expert Frank W. Baker.
Teachers face many system-imposed roadblocks as they pursue a deeper STEM approach to teaching science, math and related subjects.