Rehearsal Strategy: Your Exit Ticket’s Secret Weapon

When you read TCEA TechNotes blog entries on exit tickets, two key reasons illustrate how every educator should be using them. Those two reasons are […]

Improve Reading and Comprehension Skills Using Vine

“Are you a good reader?” The question came up one day while chatting with colleagues. We had been reflecting on the power of high-effect size […]

How to Quickly Introduce New Topics or Vocabulary

Looking for a quick way to introduce new topics or vocabulary? Wish you had a pre-reading assessment activity to gauge students’ prior knowledge? Or may […]

Talking Drawings: 5 Steps to Assess Student’s Prior Knowledge

Talking Drawings is an excellent activity to access student’s prior knowledge. According to John Hattie, activating prior knowledge (effect size of 0.98) is a powerful teaching […]

Use this Puzzle Maker Tool for Retrieval Practice

Ready to dig into game-based learning? While you’re waiting for a new TCEA Game-Based Learning course, I have a treat for you. This a tool […]

Blending High-Effect Instructional Strategies with the 5E Model

Challenging circumstances aside, many educators continue to develop engaging lessons today. But how those lessons get delivered, facilitated, and assessed has changed for some. As […]

Assessment-Based Feedback Tool: Blooket

By now, most of you have tried Kahoot!, Quizlet, Quizziz, and many others. These tools work as game-based student response systems that provide you with […]

Who’s Doing the Talking in Our Classrooms?

As you may know, I am a HUGE John Hattie fan. His research has completely changed and enhanced my philosophy about how students (and adults) […]

Align Instruction with Free Templates

Need some amazing resources, but don’t have the time to make them yourself? Why not take a moment to “mine” websites like Teachers Pay Teachers […]

Best-Kept Secrets for Making the Most of TCEA 2021

Whether you are a veteran attendee of the annual TCEA Convention & Exposition or this will be your very first one to attend, the TCEA […]

Frayer Model Template for Word Analysis

Wish you had an easy way to improve student vocabulary? One approach that is effective is the Frayer Model. In my previous blog entry, Semantic […]

12 Learning Strategies and Their Ed Tech Tools

Get the PDF version with clickable links here. As you know, TCEA has spent the last few years diving deeply into the research of John […]

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