Entries related to: engagement

Spark Motivation in Your Students with Success Criteria

Think about a time when you were learning something. Did you know where you were going in the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Move Over Debate, It’s Time to Deliberate

Do you find yourself shying away from political dialogue or even avoiding it at all costs these...

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Bridging the Home-School PBL Connection: 5 Wins When Involving Parents

As an educator, I like many of you, have been so pleased to see the recent focus on addressing...

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Fall Into Phenomena: Using NGSS to Harvest Student Investigations

The leaves are changing in much of the country and pumpkin spice seems to be taking over —...

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High Quality Project-Based Learning with Jennifer Pieratt

Congratulations to Jennifer Pieratt!

Jenny was recognized with Smartbrief Education's monthly ...

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Un-Columbus Day

Columbus Day is around the corner, and while many schools and municipalities have changed the...

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Connecting Black Boys and Their Families with School and Success

As teachers, we know that connection is key to success in schools. In The Guide for White Women...

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Tips for Building Your Classroom Library

At the start of the school year, teachers around the country are busy setting up their...

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Creating Citizen Scientists: Connecting Students to the World

On the first day of school, science classrooms around the country welcomed back their...

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International Dot Day: A Celebration of Courage and Creativity

"Just make a mark, and see where it takes you."

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Start Small But Mighty: Voice and Choice in PBL

For teachers who are new to project-based learning (PBL), voice and choice are often the most...

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The Perfect Storm: 3 Simple Steps to Project Ideation

As I work with teachers on project-based learning (PBL) in schools across the country, two...

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Deciding When PBL Makes Sense for Your Year

Have you been toying with the idea of Project-Based Learning? Maybe admiring the PBL buzz in the...

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Becoming a Connected Educator with Twitter

Social media is more than posting pictures of your dog or finding new recipes. It's one of the...

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