Strategies to Accelerate Family Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

Right now, time is of the essence, which is why leaders need to critically reflect on their actions in order to improve the outcomes of any messaging strategy. Herein lies why social media has to be a critical component of any strategy.

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Classroom. The post Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.


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Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Research-Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads Dr. Matthew Rhoads is teaching at a distance and coaching other teachers to improve their teaching as well.

The DLP Strategy Menu

Digital Promise

So, we developed a first-of-its-kind coaching model, based on Jennie Magiera’s work in Courageous Edventures , aimed at helping teachers tackle their challenges with personalized strategies and innovative tools. And today, we’re sharing our Strategy Menu with educators across the globe and providing them with 150+ ready-to-use instructional strategies and tech tools. 3 Steps: How to Use the Strategy Menu. Step 2: Choose a Strategy.

Strategies to Foster Discourse and Collaboration in Remote Learning Environments

A Principal's Reflections

No matter the current focus, changes implemented today will pave the way for ushering in more personalized approaches that focus on high-agency strategies as schools settle into a new normal. The past couple of months have been challenging for educators, to say the least.

10 Strategies Designed to Engage Elementary Students Online

Catlin Tucker

Below are ten strategies I hope will help elementary teachers to engage their young learners online. #1 ” Finally, teachers can project their screens, set a virtual timer, and ask students to try to apply the strategy on their own.

Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Therefore, teachers need to help students learn strategies and tips to help them pass tests. The strategies below not only help students cope with the stress and inequality of standardized testing, these strategies also help students cope with stress in their lives. These strategies are also included in a slide presentation you can download as a pdf. Test Taking Strategies And Tips For All Learners from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Strategies and Resources.

Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Today she talks about strategies any teacher can use to help kids love reading. ” The post Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Today she talks about strategies any teacher can use to help kids love reading.

13 Teaching Strategies to Shake up Your Remote Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are thirteen accepted pedagogical teaching strategies with proven records of success. Students are responsible for setting the patterns and strategies that allow them to succeed, by evaluating what they can do at any given point and making a plan for learning everything else. Classroom management Education reform Teaching Strategies pedagogy

Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Barry Hoonan on episode 539 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, you’ll get advice for creating grouping strategies for your classroom from an expert teacher and author on the subject. Listen to Barry Hoonan Talk about Grouping Strategies for Reading Groups Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

I tell them that I use multiple grouping strategies. The grouping strategy should make sense for the specific lesson. I know that creating groups is time-consuming, so I wanted to share the strategy I use to organize my groups. I create a Google Sheet for the school year labeled “2018-2019 Grouping Strategies.” Each column after the students’ names becomes a grouping strategy. Instead, I use a strategy I call “stealth grouping.”

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Strategies to Celebrate Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week

Education Elements

School and district leaders can use the strategies below as a starting point to plan meaningful ways to recognize all that they do, every day. Teachers have a tremendous impact on the learning and lives of their students and communities, and planning a unique and powerful teacher appreciation week is one way to celebrate their incredible contributions.

5 Teaching Strategies For Deep Learning In Virtual Environments

TeachThought - Learn better.

Here are 5 specific and practical strategies, along with associated tools, that promote deep learning in virtual and physical classrooms. The post 5 Teaching Strategies For Deep Learning In Virtual Environments appeared first on TeachThought.

Learning Strategies for your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

New teachers quickly realize that one size doesn’t fit all in the classroom. Students are wonderfully different in the way they learn, listen, and absorb. While teaching to the majority sounds good superficially, let’s look at the math: A majority is 51%. That means 49% may not get what you put out there. The popularity of personalized learning makes it abundantly clear that those numbers just aren’t good enough anymore. Luckily, there are lots of options.

5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Sherry is a contributing author to Effective Instructional Strategies Volume 2 published by the International Center for Leadership in Education. The post 5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Sherry St. Clair on episode 540 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sherry St.

A Conferencing Strategy for Online, Blended, or Concurrent Classes

Catlin Tucker

In my latest book, Balance with Blended Learning , I write about strategies that turn everyday tasks, like giving feedback, assessing student work, and conferencing with students about progress into opportunities for connection.

Strategies for Assessing Students Remotely


Assessing students remotely is a challenge, although there are a multitude of best practices and tools to help

4 Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking

Catlin Tucker

Here are 4 strategies teachers can use to encourage students to think about their learning: 1. What strategies did they use to complete the task? That will be exponentially easier if they have been taught how to think about their learning and given time to practice concrete strategies designed to help them develop metacognitive skills. Metacognition is defined as thinking about one’s thinking or learning.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

Objective of this module “In this learning module, called (Re)Defining STEM, learn how to view STEM education with an updated lens, understand the principles for effective STEM teaching and learning, and come away with concrete strategies and activities that can transform student learning no matter the discipline.”

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5 Strategies For Managing Change In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 5 Strategies For Managing Change In Schools appeared first on TeachThought. Organizations that undergo change too often can become jaded about new ideas. understanding past change can help us understand future change.

4 classroom test quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game

Ditch That Textbook

Here are some strategies to use on your next quiz or test. The post 4 classroom test quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Assessment Feedback Teaching formative assessment strategies test designTests and quizzes should let students show what they know. How can we avoid playing "gotcha" -- catching what they DON'T know? If you haven't been nailed by the "gotcha" game when you were a student, I'll bet you've seen it as a […].

Strategies for Motivating Students: Start with Intrinsic Motivation


Then, we’ll provide you with a few tips and strategies for improving your students’ intrinsic motivation. When it comes to the classroom, there are a few strategies that you can use to make sure your students are interested in your class material and ready to learn.

Different Goals, Different Strategies

Iterating Toward Openness

Perhaps the most important part of changemaking – after the hard work of selecting the specific change you want to make – is selecting a set of strategies you believe can help facilitate that change. This is where the rubber hits the road – in our ability to maintain our focus and effectively carry out our strategies. As we each become more focused on executing the strategies aligned with our specific goal, the more the differences in our goals “get real.”

8 strategies for reducing your reliance on homework

Ditch That Textbook

Homework cognitive science compliance ditch that homework homework homework strategies parent/teacher relationshpIn the past, I’ve assigned homework when I’ve felt a lack of control, a sense of scrambling to cover everything. I would think, “These students just aren’t where they need to be. I have so much to get to and not enough squares left in my lesson plan book.” “I I have to do something.” That’s [.].

15 Activities, Teaching Strategies, and Resources for Teaching Children with Autism


1] Teaching young students with autism communication skills and learning strategies makes it all the more likely that they’ll reach their academic potential later on. While the best strategy for autism meltdowns is to seek help from a school specialist, these calm down activities can help to de-escalate stressful situations. Effective Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism. Self-Calming Strategies.

16 Strategies For Using Digital Choice Boards In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Strategies for creating digital choice boards include starting simply, adding audio or video content, and using learning taxonomies. The post 16 Strategies For Using Digital Choice Boards In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

How an LMS can support a school’s edtech strategy


7 Ways an LMS supports a school’s edtech strategy. Supporting schools with the technology and other digital resources to reduce the administrative burden and improve the learning experience of students is one of the key objectives of an edtech strategy. More often than not, there is more than one strategy put into place to ensure that every user, from students to teachers to school admins, can access it in a secure manner.

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Developing a BrandED Strategy

A Principal's Reflections

Now more than ever educators, leaders, schools, and districts need to begin to think about a brand strategy. It requires a focus on strategies and ideas that are being successfully implemented to positively impact student learning. A clear BrandED strategy helps you stay focused on your mission, vision, and values related to your work to ensure the success of all students. Brand-Ed BrandED branding Digital Leadership social media strategy

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

Explore the Edtech Marketplace Today blog series to hear other voices from the field share important perspectives on challenges and strategies around technology use for learning. The post Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology appeared first on Digital Promise. In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways.

Teaching in the Concurrent Classroom: Four Strategies to Make it Work

Catlin Tucker

On Thursday night, I presented a 30-minute webinar with AJ Juliani for educators focused on the concurrent classroom.

10 Strategies to Strengthen Instruction and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Modeling A pedagogical strategy where the teacher or student(s), demonstrates how to complete tasks and activities related to the learning target. For more strategies on how to improve feedback click HERE. Not all of these strategies will be implemented in every lesson nor should they. It should also be noted that technology represents a natural pedagogical fit that can be used to implement these strategies with enhanced fidelity.

Pass That Exam! 14 Test Prep Strategies

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students who understand the format, take test prep courses, and understand the strategy needed to pass these tests will often outperform their peers. Test Prep Strategies & Resources from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Pretest early to assess: confusion, learning needs, low scoring areas, stressors, strategies and base knowledge. Challenge: Try one of these testing strategies this year to prepare students.

6 strategies for teaching SEL remotely

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the work of teachers across the world. Educators’ access to students, technology use, and instructional priorities shifted seismically in spring 2020.

E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Elearning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Dr. Laurie Korte about Persuasive Design, and these are strategies for eLearning engagement. Laurie: Persuasive Design is a set of strategies that guides the learner through a digital learning environment by reducing stress, personalizing it, tailoring it to the individual, giving them suggestions throughout. I mean, is there a strategy or two you can share?

5 Writing Strategies and Tools to Reach Every Learner

The CoolCatTeacher

Michele Haiken on Episode 470 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Do your students hate to write? If you need quick ideas to help reach reluctant and struggling writers, Michele Haiken will help us learn more! Listen to Michele Haiken talk about engaging students in writing Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Michele Haiken – Bio as Submitted Michele Haiken, Ed.D. is an educator and ISTE author.