Entries related to: engagement

Duo of Videos on Building Community and Curiosity

In New York City, educators attend thoughtfully designed learning visits at schools in order to...

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New Year, New Learning - Let’s Go Meta & Personalize!

As an educator for over 36 years, I have participated in thousands of hours of professional...

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First Days of School: Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Editor's Note: This series is a great collection of genuine and productive ways of engaging...

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How Teacher Mindset Shapes Student Success

We talk a lot about shaping student mindsets for learning, but equally important, is the role...

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3 Ways Wordless Videos Ignite Social Emotional Learning

We all know Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is deeply important for all students (and all of us...

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Turning Student Mistakes Into Teachable Moments

Today’s lesson: Turning student “mistakes” into “teachable moments.” 

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5 Tips for Blending The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) with NGSS

Have you ever interviewed a group of your students about their experiences in your classroom? It...

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Community College Students Question the Purpose of Grades

About 25 miles east of Los Angeles sits  Mt. San Antonio College (affectionately known as Mt....

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Voice Technology is Here: How it Could Reinforce Your Teaching

Let’s face it, children these days are often more technologically savvy than their parents....

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5 Reasons Why the QFT Can Support Your Professional Learning Work

In my many years in the classroom, I have yet to find an instructional strategy as effective as...

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Engaging Developing Readers

Reading is a skill that initially appears to be accessible to some, and downright daunting for...

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Taking on Culturally Relevant Real-World Learning

Now more than ever, cultural relevance is a crucial ingredient for the success of our schools,...

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Teaching is a Listening Profession

We listen to hear what our students understand. We listen to hear our students’ emerging...

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Using the Question Formulation Technique to Rebrand Libraries

Rebranding the Library

In an effort to defy the restrictive, historical caricature of libraries...

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Student Empowerment Practices

In New York City, a team of folks are sharing promising practices across the city by providing...

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Creating a Culture of Questioning: Inquiry in Lower Elementary

Editor's Note: This is the third of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question Institute...

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Keeping A Proactive Management Mentality

Many teachers are resigned to one unfortunate truth: minor misbehavior happens in every...

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My QFT Journey: KICKSTARTING STUDENTS' MINDS with Questions

Editor's Note: This is the second of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question...

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Sparking Joy in the Classroom with Student-Formulated Questions

Editor's Note: This is the first of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question Institue ...

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Start with Art!

Most often I use this column to adapt an existing lesson that has been shared on Tch for a...

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