January 2019

5 strategies for family engagement in K-12 education

By |2019-04-01T01:12:06+00:00January 8th, 2019|

What is family engagement? Engaging students' families is an important step toward improving school climate, boosting teacher morale, and strengthening the school community. But in order to achieve the benefits of family engagement it is important to understand the difference between "family engagement" and "parental involvement." The practice of family engagement goes beyond parent involvement. [...]

February 2017

Teaching students to mark high stakes tests properly and improve scores

By |2017-02-17T12:17:12+00:00February 17th, 2017|

The Stakes are High Students who take standardized high stakes tests on paper can improve their scores significantly by being sure to mark their answers carefully and correctly. According to a study by researchers at Boston College, marking errors can have a meaningful impact on a student's grade. This, in turn, can have a negative impact on not only [...]

January 2017

Top 5 characteristics of great classroom feedback

By |2017-01-24T12:16:12+00:00January 24th, 2017|

Giving great classroom feedback is one of the most effective ways to improve student learning and overall performance. But all feedback is not created equal. In fact, bad feedback can be counterproductive to the same degree that great feedback can drive success. So what characteristics make great feedback great? The top 5 characteristics of great classroom feedback: [...]

Teacher Tip: 3 Tips To Avoid Teacher Burnout

By |2017-01-14T16:07:04+00:00January 14th, 2017|

"The truth is there is simply more work than there is time to do it, and some things are just beyond our control." -M. Connely 7th Grade Math, Atlanta GA In many instances, we as educators expect ourselves to be perfect because we understand the stakes for our students. Furthermore, we can lose sight of the [...]

March 2016

UK Teachers: Visit Sam McKavanagh's site for tools and resources

By |2016-03-07T12:16:57+00:00March 7th, 2016|

Today we came across a great Website / Blog hosted by UK teacher Sam McKavanagh. The site is http://www.myteachinglife.co.uk and it offers articles and resources in a number of subject areas including technology for teachers, project based learning, and "other stuff."  You can also follow Sam on Twitter, where he is building a nice following of like-minded [...]