By Scott Sterling This is the start of a series for back to school focusing on the best apps that you might want to consider using this school year. The list is limited to apps that don’t require expensive site-wide licenses or subscriptions (although that might be an option for additional features). If there is […]
By Scott Sterling It’s not exactly groundbreaking science to reveal that boys are different from girls, especially in the classroom. What is groundbreaking is the research being done into just how differently boys develop, learn, and socialize. Michael Gurian has become a thought leader in the field of male childhood development, including authoring the books […]
By Scott Sterling A recent study by TNTP, formerly The New Teacher Project, was covered by the Wall Street Journal and others under a headline that teacher professional development is, as a whole, ineffective. But if you dig deeper into the study, you can see that there are research-based findings that concerted, intensive professional development—including […]
By Scott Sterling You probably don’t want to start thinking about classroom organization during the school year, so it helps to plan for how you’ll use your space ahead of time. Here are a few things to think about, as well as some tricks that have stood the test of time. Keep it flexible Gone […]
By Scott Sterling This is the last in a series focusing on the demographic changes going on in the nation’s schools. Part 1 is here and part 2 is here. This shift presents opportunities for sustained success and best practices that have been pioneered by districts and schools around the country. Family and Community Outreach […]
By Scott Sterling This is the second in a series focusing on the dramatic demographic changes going on in the nation’s schools. This shift presents challenges to the existing system, but also opportunities for sustained success and best practices that other districts and schools around the country have pioneered. Last week, we discussed how, for […]
By Scott Sterling This is the first in a series focusing on the dramatic demographic changes in the nation’s schools. This shift presents challenges to the existing system, but also opportunities for sustained success and best practices that other districts and schools around the country have pioneered. We’re at a historic point in the history […]
All year long, we visit classrooms throughout the country to provide professional development, tools, and training. We love helping educators transform their schools into powerful learning environments, but to do that effectively, we have to ask a lot of questions. Why did you choose a career in education? What drives your passion for teaching? What […]
We are thrilled to release Dr. Susan Brookhart’s new book, Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do, now available at the Learning Sciences bookstore. Dr. Brookhart, a former elementary school teacher, also taught at Duquesne University from 1989 to 2003. She was a keynote speaker at the 2015 Building Expertise Conference, discussing the characteristics […]
By Scott Sterling Now that we’ve all recovered from last week’s Building Expertise 2015: Journey to Rigor, it’s time to reflect on what we learned and how much fun we had. There were some major themes of the conference that are worth discussing. It was huge! The conference sold out about a month before the […]
20 Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement
By William N. Bender
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