Lesson study is not about discovering the one right way to teach a lesson but about building knowledge of many teaching models and strategies.
The 'giving' of yourself implies that you give your whole self to the act of teaching--that you merge your 'self' and your pedagogy.
I found myself becoming increasingly frustrated in the classroom, less tolerant, less friendly, and worst of all, sarcastic. I was utterly exhausted.
To get the best work from a student, they need to create their own standards for quality academic work--ideally alongside you, as a teacher.
In rigorous tasks, learners will often need to synthesize data, positions, or theories from multiple sources or perspectives.
One of the best aspects of being able to flip meetings is giving freedom, choice, and leadership opportunities to the teachers themselves.
Who gets to say you're doing a good job as a teacher? When you go to bed at night, whose approval are you really looking for?
With single-point rubrics, the focus is on providing evidence of meeting, exceeding, or falling short of the quality you're looking for.
The benefit of creating movie posters in the classroom is that they require the students to concisely 'capture' a film in order to persuade others.
Tone affects how students see themselves and their role in the learning process. The words you use when interacting with students can have a lasting impact.
Peer teaching occurs when students, by design, teach other students.
How do you make your students feel? Research is clear that the answer to this question can have a profound effect on the learning that occurs within your class or...
The need to be rational collides with the enormous complexity and scale of the circumstances teachers face.
How can you create a classroom that works in a way the brain 'likes' to learn?
To use the Gradual Release of Responsibility model, students need to see others using it and who better to model it but you?
Want to make math more fun for students? Support them by giving them space to ask questions and learn through play.
Habits of Mind are dispositions mindfully employed by characteristically 'successful' people when confronted with problems.
Here are 20 (mostly) simple things you can do (relatively) quickly to become a better teacher.