Peer Feedback: An Essential Skill to Teach

It is important for students to receive valuable feedback on their work. Typically as educators, we assume full responsibility for this and become the sole […]

Making Acceleration Work for All “Gap” Students

In the first blog on the topic of which approach might work best for struggling students, we looked at the differences between acceleration, remediation, and […]

Bell Ringers for Improved Retention and Engagement

If you wish you had an easy way to engage students, the author of Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning by Judy Willis, M.D., offers […]

Five Sources of Evidence-Based Research

Working as a classroom teacher or instructional leader? Then you’ll love this easy reference collection of evidence-based strategies. Finding evidence-based research you can trust is […]

How to Design Science Lessons Based on Instructional Research

Recently, a school district administrator emailed me and asked, “If you were going to blend strategies that work into a science lesson, how would you […]

The Best Approach to Use: Acceleration, Remediation, or Intervention

As educators return to school, we are hearing the phrase “learning gap” a lot. I mean, A LOT. Administrators are understandably worried about the lower-than-average […]

Fostering Meaningful Relationships with Students

School is already underway, teachers are scrambling to get their rooms put together, and administrators hope that this year will be easier than last year. […]

More Tips, Tricks, and Tech Tidbits

I’m back with another collection of odds and ends ideas that relate to technology. There’s one “oldie goldie” in this group, along with some new […]

Five Google-ly Mapping Tools for Thought Cartography

Sometimes, you may need to create a semantic map or diagram, but don’t don’t really like some of the tools available in Google. But don’t […]

The Cinderella Paradox

image from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/cinderella-having-tried-on-the-glass-slipper-produces-its-news-photo/3322408 Research based on teaching and learning has been named the Cinderella of higher education. As a result, the scholarly endeavours of practitioners […]

Parenting in the Age of Screen Time

Setting screen time rules isn’t simple, but Anya Kamenetz’ new book, “The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real […]

Student Voice

The following post is the final assignment for my Master of Education (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation) taken through Charles Sturt University. This final piece […]

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