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Category: Education Strategies


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Here’s a great way to get to know your students

September 20, 2018

Via: eSchool News

I am always looking for new ways to get to know my students. Over the past two decades, I have attempted dozens of different types of icebreakers in my classes; some were successful and others were a total failure. When […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

What strategies can teachers use to help students separate belief and fact?

September 19, 2018

Via: Education Dive

A classroom can quickly turn into a battlefield when sensitive topics are approached. Religion, for instance, can lead to arguments, but so can subjects like climate change to evolution. These talks can run up against religious and political thought, but […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Applying summer teaching strategies to school year requires shift in thinking

September 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While the U.S. Department of Education promotes the idea of innovation in schools sometimes implementing such strategies can be difficult. Administrators and teachers worry about the impact on test scores and on community members who may not understand the changes. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Restorative justice more likely to provoke responses conducive to learning

September 7, 2018

Via: Education Dive

More schools are looking to restorative justice practices to curb suspension rates and narrow the school-to-prison pipeline. There is much to commend the practice in terms of helping students realize the consequences of their actions, accept responsibility, and repair the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Will Students Actually Believe They Can Do This Assignment?

September 6, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

No matter how much students value your course, or how supportive your classroom environment, they won’t be motivated to do the work if they don’t think they can succeed at it. And of course the solution is not about making […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Report: District-run ‘charters’ don’t see same results

August 27, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The theory behind school-level autonomy is that students can achieve more if those who understand their needs best – namely, principals and teachers, not the central office – make the decisions that affect their learning. It is clear that cities […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Study: High-pressure school mandates eventually stall gains

August 15, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The researchers on the NCLB study maintain that the way the Every Student Succeeds Act is structured gives it greater potential to improve long-term outcomes — but only if performance requirements come along with additional support for educators. Indeed, the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How an Indiana school district is closing learning gaps, raising student achievement

August 13, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Although the most recent Nation’s Report Card from the National Assessment of Educational Progress indicates that less than half of students are at or above proficiency in all subjects, we have the opportunity to shift the culture of constant test […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

New approaches needed to prepare students for unknown careers

August 9, 2018

Via: Education Dive

One of the primary responsibilities of educators is to prepare students for future careers, a task that is increasingly difficult in the current changing landscape. Not only is the workplace changing, but the nature of innovation—and human nature—means that most […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Blended learning models can benefit students in juvenile jails

August 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While most schools are looking at alternative forms of discipline in efforts to disrupt the “school-to-prison” pipeline, such as restorative justice practices, there are still circumstances where time in a juvenile justice facility is warranted. Though these students may be […]