Sun.Sep 22, 2019

Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

Catlin Tucker

In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons to collect formative assessment data.

Opening Lessons With a Bang

A Principal's Reflections

I t seems like ages ago that I was taking courses to become a teacher at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. My professors were huge proponents of the Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) model developed by Madeline Hunter.

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Oh, Aight [Giving Them The First Word]

The Jose Vilson

It always starts the same. A little noise. A small plastic flick. A few curses. A thwop. A burst of laughter. A myriad of ways for Student X to distract themselves from the classroom activity of the moment.

CUE Booms! Return to Fall CUE this October


When: Saturday, October 19th from 3pm – 4pm Where: Fall CUE at Rancho Cordova High School What: Educators sharing their stories & passions in 3 minute inspirational, high-energy talks. Who: We need YOU! Are you ready to #CUEBoom? We’re looking for you!

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

OPINION: Out of necessity, I taught my son to choose a college for its value, not its prestige or vibe

The Hechinger Report

Without photoshopping his face onto the body of a water polo athlete, like some of the parents caught up in the recent U.S. college cheating scandal , I could have prepped my older son, Jonah, for college like a prize pumpkin at the county fair.

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The Wisdom in Our Classrooms

The Principal of Change

I received a question/comment recently about the concern that as classrooms and schools consider why change is essential and what change is necessary, that educators are concerned that their expertise will no longer be valued. For me, the teacher in the classroom is and will always be the expert.

Building Confidence in Students with ADHD


In his years working with students with learning and attention challenges, Ezra Werb has seen how anxiety relief and confidence building can be crucial success factors. He shows here how including students’ interests and alleviating reading and writing stressors can help.

A Good App to Help Students Create Beautiful Artworks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last few months we reviewed some excellent free Adobe apps teachers can use in their instruction namely Adobe Spark Video (for creating videos) and Adobe Spark Post (for creating more

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CoSN2020 Keynote Speaker Announced


As information becomes more plentiful is our attention span the resource that is becoming more scarce

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

4 myths about great teaching debunked

The Cornerstone for Teachers

You might know Jennifer Gonzalez from her incredible website and podcast–both are titled Cult of Pedagogy and are a wealth of information on the topic she’s most passionate about (apart maybe from CrossFit). And that’s helping teachers develop and implement amazing lessons.

Friendship, IBS and Transgender History: Three Innovative YA Graphic Novels


Get ready to get woozy, get groovy and yell “Yee-ha!” ” September sees the arrival of a handful of audacious new graphic novels aimed at the young-adult crowd.


Technology Tidbits

Walnut is a excellent new site/app for finding educational videos and then taking quizzes to assess learning. This is done through a very easy-to-use interface where all the videos are curated for education where student's can then take quizzes that uses a game based learning interface.