Entries related to: engagement

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 is...

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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. SAC),...

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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 the 

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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, well...

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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 as...

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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 classroom....

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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 Institute...

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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 Special...

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Talking Across Political Differences

Part of our job is to teach young people how to talk with one another, especially with people who...

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Where Have All the Phonics Gone?

Walk into any classroom and observe the language arts instruction that's taking place. What do you...

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Adapting a Poster Lesson for Students at Any Level

Editor's Note: We've asked Special Education teacher Brett Bigham to look at videos in Tch's...

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How to Make the Most of Your First Days Back

Students fear it. Teachers dread it. Let’s face it: nobody looks forward to going back to school...

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Helping Parents Understand How They Can Support Their Child in PBL

Building community connections is an ongoing challenge that almost every school faces; albeit time,...

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“Just in Time” Promising Practices For Educators By Educators

In New York City, a team of folks are gathering promising practices from all over town and...

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