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 […]

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 […]

Effective Instructional Coaching

When you think about how to help teachers become even better at the art of educating young minds, the task can seem daunting. How do […]

Strategies for Classroom Discussion

Capturing what a student has learned in a lesson can be powerful indicator of success. When students know how to engage in effective classroom discussions, […]

Is Learning Sweeter with Educandy?

Ready to make learning sweeter? Give a newcomer in the game-based formative assessment toolkit a try. Educandy makes it easy to create (or adapt from […]

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 […]

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