In an inviting style, Nicki Newton fully explains how to effectively engage grades 4-5 students in small-group math workshops, says reviewer Alex Valencic.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
This newly revised, idea-packed guide offers novice teachers detailed support as well as opportunities for reflection, says teacher educator Amanda Wall.
Teacher Jose Vilson adapts some advice from the best selling book “Steal Like an Artist” to the teaching profession. It’s the age of the remix, he says. “Our world holds a ton of inspiration, and if we can steal it in the right way, we might make something new.”
In the first of two posts about co-teaching in the new school year, Elizabeth Stein identifies her top priority for 2013-14: building strong co-teacher relationships. Answer four guiding questions and you’re well on your way!
Just in time for a new school year, science educator Anne Jolly has a checklist for schools that are about to launch themselves into the STEM universe.
4th grade teacher Mary Tarashuk’s summer activities include a 1-week book club with six former students, done workshop style with a brown-bag supper.
Middle school teacher Aaron Brock describes how he leads urban students to create their own history games and why this is a powerful learning experience.
Rick Wormeli’s Metaphors and Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching in Any Subject shows how teachers can make purposeful use of analogies to help students build understanding, says MS teacher Marsha Ratzel.
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Learn how Socratic Seminars can help students develop effective habits of discussion, explain their ideas, and support them with evidence in this guest post by Sarah Tantillo, who provides a complete how-to with many resources!