What teachers need to know about the gender gap, disengaged boys, and girls in crisis
I recently heard physician, psychologist, and author Dr. Leonard Sax talking on NPR about how our schools are failing boys. I was absolutely fascinated by his insights, and was thrilled when he agreed to be a guest on my Truth for Teachers podcast. Listen in as I chat with Dr. Sax about the challenges boys are facing in schools, the unique crisis girls are facing, and what teachers need to know about supporting all students. #education #gendergap #supportingstudents
What are your secret rules for how everyone else should behave?
Learn how to identify your own secret rules and how those conflict with the secret rules of the people around you. This article/podcast epsiode will show you how to get curious rather than judgmental. You can explore your secret rules, and consider what secret rules might be driving other people’s decision-making. This process will give you distance from the little stuff that’s bothering you, so that you can be more at peace within yourself and with others.
Quick Skill Assessment Form: A simple system for differentiation & documentation
Quick Skill Assessment Form: A simple system for differentiation
Which aspects of teaching can you eliminate to free up more time?
Let’s talk about time management for teachers. More specifically how you can save more time in the classroom by changing how you grade papers, handle makeup work, and how to choose which aspects of teaching to eliminate. #teachertimemanagement #teacherproductivity #classroommanagement
3 things teachers focus on in high poverty classrooms that get real results
3 things teachers focus on in high poverty classrooms that get real results --Tamara and Sarah of Equi-TEA talk about how teachers can build trust and relationships with students and their families. #tipsforteachers #classroommanagement #highpovertyclassroom
Classroom arrangement ideas
Setting up a classroom and choosing a classroom layout and design is one of the most fun parts of returning to school in the fall, at least for me. I thought I’d share a few tips for classroom design to get you thinking, and share some classroom photos that teachers have submitted with their ideas. #classroomarrangement #classroommanagement #tipsforteachers
Ending the school year virtually + crisis classroom closeout tips
Ending the school year virtually crisis classroom closeout tips | I want to share some thoughts about closing out your school year virtually, for those whose schools aren’t reopening this spring.
Flip your parent-teacher-student conferences with Google Forms
Have you heard of "flipped classrooms"? Of all education trends, this one seems to stick. But what about a "flipped conferences"? Here's what one teacher does. #flippedclassroms #flippedconferences #classroommanagement
8 simple ways to move toward a zero-waste classroom
Learn how 1st grade teacher Heidi Rose of Zero Waste Classroom has shifted her mindset and daily practices toward a greener teaching practice. You’ll learn small, actionable steps you can take to raise students’ consciousness about their consumption and reduce the amount of trash generated in your classroom. #zerowasteclassroom
5 total participation techniques to make every student an active learner
Boost student engagement with these 5 total participation techniques from Persida and William Himmele. These specific techniques can help teachers provide access to higher-order thinking opportunities for all students. #studentengagement #activelearning #teachingstrategies #totalparticipation
How to get student buy-in for your class cell phone policy
Listen in on my coaching call with Jim about getting student buy-in with room arrangement and routines/procedures, specifically with a classroom cell phone policy. #classroompolicies #classroomprocedures #classroomroutines #cellphonepolicy
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We’re talking to Doug Fisher about the best practices in distance learning from their book with John Hattie — The Distance Learning Playbook: K-12 Teaching For Engagement and Impact in Any Setting. Our conversation covered plenty of practical tips for remote learning, specifically in the areas of student engagement and motivation, teacher clarity, online instruction, building relationships, asynchronous/synchronous learning, and more.
5 ridiculously unhelpful things I’ve said to students
Often we have default reactions to frustrating situations that we're not really conscious of--we're simply parroting what we've heard other teachers (or maybe even our own parents) say. Here are 5 of the phrases I'm most embarrassed about using in my classroom, and what I'd say instead. #truthforteachers
5 attention grabbers that refocus kids quickly
Ironically, it’s more tiring to keep repeating your request for silence, since nagging kids put us in a bad mood and after the hundredth time, the kids just tune us out, anyway. So, here are 5 types of attention grabbers that I really love using with kids. #attentiongrabbers #classroommanagement #tipsforteachers #teacheradvice
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This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: I’m talking to Dave Stuart Jr. about humanizing the learning space whether you’re teaching in-person or online. We’ll be unpacking the classroom practices that can help students feel known, valued, respected, and safe. My guest today is Dave Stuart Jr. His articles have consistently been one of …