8 strategies for reducing your reliance on homework

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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.

30 Universal Strategies For Learning

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30 Universal Strategies For Learning by Terry Heick As teachers, we’re all trying to better understand how people learn–not now they’re taught in terms of teaching strategies, but more so learning strategies–only not really strategies.

Strategies for successful goal-setting

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Setting goals gives us focus as we move into a new school year. Goals give us direction as we find ourselves bombarded with tasks. In episode 91 Keven Rinaman, a technology director from Ohio, talks about the importance of setting goals for ourselves as well as our students. As we ask our students to set […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod educator goals goal-setting how to set goals

10 strategies for lightning-quick feedback students can REALLY use

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Using homework assignments to give feedback is pokey. Inefficient. Think about the length of the feedback loop for traditional homework assignments: Teacher assigns homework to students. Students take it home (maybe) and work on it (maybe). Students turn it in the next day.

“Q&A Collections: Instructional Strategies”

Larry Ferlazzo

Q&A Collections: Instructional Strategies is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. It contains links to all posts from the past seven years on Instructional Strategies – in one place!

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

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We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management.

7 strategies to THRIVE at the end of the semester

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The end of the semester can be full of challenges. But it also creates unique opportunities, too. Here are some ways to seize them. Photo by Eric Rothermel via Unsplash.com)When the semester winds down, it brings its own unique list of challenges. Special programs cut into class time.

Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

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5 Movement Strategies That Get Kids Thinking contributed by Kenny McKee Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning. 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Middle & High School New Teacher Strategies Student EngagementToo Much Sitting?

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.

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

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Oakley encourages teachers to not only use metaphor but to challenge students to develop their own metaphors as a study strategy. Developed by Francesco Cirillo, this strategy uses a timer to help the learner work and break at set intervals.

Retrieval Practice: A Strategy to Promote Successful Learning

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In this second Digital Promise Research@Work video , we share a learning strategy called retrieval practice , which is based on more than 100 years of cognitive science research.

15 Culturally-Responsive Teaching Strategies and Examples + Downloadable List

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No single teaching approach will engage each student at once, but building a strategy to consistently deliver culturally-responsive lessons will help you appeal to diverse learners with distinct backgrounds. Teaching Strategies teaching strategies

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

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We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management.

12 Strategies For Teaching Literature In The 21st Century

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Best Lists Of The Week: Instructional Strategies

Larry Ferlazzo

Here they are: I’ll start by linking to all my Ed Week posts on Instructional Strategies. The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy. The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!

UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

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In this webinar, Jason and one of the YouthBuild USA Teaching Fellows, Jo Forman, talk about why UDL is important when working with adult learners, and they outline several UDL guidelines and give strategies for using UDL in the classroom.

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32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies

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8 Active Learning Strategies and Examples [+ Downloadable List]

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That’s where active learning strategies come into play. The post 8 Active Learning Strategies and Examples [+ Downloadable List] appeared first on Prodigy Blog. Teaching Tools Teaching Strategies teaching strategies teaching techniques active learning

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

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Hope is Not a Strategy

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But when I played the video game, it actually taught me a lot about the strategy that I didn’t know about. I have been saying this often; hope is not a strategy. In high school, I played football for four years and loved the game.

Phonics Strategies for Young Learners Using the iPad

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Today’s post is to share some strategies I use with my most challenged learners in their endeavor to meet grade level goals in early literacy. Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.-Kate Kate DiCamillo.

10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy

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10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy by TeachThought Staff This is an excerpt from a report, produced in collaboration with SRI International, that proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.

28 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies

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Guest Post: ELL Math Strategies

Larry Ferlazzo

At first, our vocabulary lessons were longer than we planned, but by the time we visited the third classroom, we could introduce one word with this strategy in just about three minutes.

10 Strategies To Promote Curiosity In Learning

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10 Strategies To Promote Curiosity In Learning by Terry Heick Curiosity is crucial to learning. The post 10 Strategies To Promote Curiosity In Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

20+ strategies to strengthen the link with parents at home

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In the end, parents and teachers really do have the same goals. Parents want to see their kids become the best human beings they can be. Teachers want to see that, too.

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies #Bookreview

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Hacking Digital Learning Strategies sounds quite a daunting title for a book of practical ideas, but with the cartoon spaceman on the cover, readers will know they are in for a fun ride with plenty of happiness along the way.

Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

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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.

Blended learning 101: Strategies, resources and tips for getting started

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Blended learning provides a combination of in-person, face-to-face activities and digital learning. By leveraging the power of technology tools and resources, a blended learning classroom allows for more individualized instruction. What does a blended learning classroom look like? And what activities are best for a blended learning classroom? In a recent #Ditchbook Twitter chat moderated by […].

5 Strategies For Managing Change In Schools

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6 Strategies For Dealing With ‘Difficult’ Students

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6 Strategies For Dealing With ‘Difficult’ Students by Dr. Allen Mendler While stress caused by common core concerns has dominated the recent education landscape, dealing with difficult students remains the number one source of constant tension for most teachers.

Some secret strategies for serious searchers

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I also introduce a few classic strategies that have been around in the literature about online searching since the pre-web days. infographics inquiry posters research research skills search strategies search tools searching search

Five Simple Strategies That Can Help Any Student Learn

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Five Simple Strategies That Can Help Any Student Learn contributed by Drs. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers Empowered with some basic information about how the mind and brain work during learning, teachers can plan to use some new strategies for supporting high student achievement.

How to Launch an Instructional Technology Strategy

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Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs. Discover how to prioritize goals and implement a strategy to meet the reading needs of your students and maintain critical efficiencies and measures for your educators.

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious

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20 Classroom Management Strategies and Techniques [+ Downloadable List]

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The post 20 Classroom Management Strategies and Techniques [+ Downloadable List] appeared first on Prodigy Blog. Teaching Tools Teaching Strategies teaching strategies teaching tools teaching activitiesPaper airplanes fly across the room. Students race between desks.

5 Strategies To Begin Project Planning

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5 Strategies For Response To Intervention

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Your Best “Classroom Management” Strategy

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Instead of looking for a “mobile device” policy or behavior intervention strategies, more schools have to look for creating teaching and learning experiences that our learners are excited to be a part both young and old.

“Under-Used Teaching & Learning Strategies”

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Under-Used Teaching & Learning Strategies is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.