Tag: teaching strategies

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How to Best Teach Immigrant and Refugee Students, and Why It Matters

January 17, 2023

Via: Ed Surge

In Jessica Lander’s classroom at Lowell High School, every student is a recent immigrant or refugee. They come from about 30 different countries, including the Republic of Congo and Cambodia. And she’s been exploring innovative teaching strategies to help best […]

Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Evaluation of online learning effectiveness growing in importance

July 20, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Higher education institutions, which often moved into the digital realm quickly, are now finding that they need to assess their offerings for their effectiveness. Cornell University, for instance, has web pages from its Center for Teaching Innovation not only about […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

When Teachers Team Up to Improve Teaching

March 28, 2017

Via: MindShift

Marna Wolak’s fifth grade students at Sanchez Elementary in San Francisco are gathered on the rug for a “number talk.” Wolak is getting her students thinking about fractions, noticing patterns and explaining their thinking to one another as a group […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, News

New trends for new teaching strategies

March 23, 2017

Via: eSchool News

As education evolves, so do trends and strategies to deliver instruction in the best possible way. When educators are aware of ways to improve instruction, students benefit and can show increased achievement. This week, we’ve gathered some of those trends […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom

July 11, 2016

Via: MindShift

When Eric Langhorst teaches the Civil War to his eighth-graders at Discovery Middle School in Liberty, Missouri, he likes to give his students a taste of what Missouri was like in that era. In addition to teaching about the big […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Interests-to-Internships: When Students Take the Lead in Learning

June 16, 2016

Via: MindShift

College and career readiness is a ubiquitous education catch-phrase, but in reality many high schools focus primarily on the “college” side of the equation. In part, that’s because research has shown that young adults who graduate with college degrees tend […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How to Cultivate Student Agency in English Language Learners

April 5, 2016

Via: MindShift

Agency is the ability to be proactive in determining one’s life path and not just react to the surrounding circumstances. Agency also recognizes that outside factors provide some limitations, and that people have some ability to influence and determine one’s […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

March 31, 2016

Via: MindShift

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like giving students tools to deepen their quantitative and qualitative understanding of the world. Teaching for understanding has always been […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

The Benefits and Challenges of Student-Designed Learning

March 25, 2016

Via: MindShift

Science Leadership Academy (SLA)English Language Arts teacher Joshua Block decided to take the independence he and his colleagues have been cultivating in their students since freshman year to a new level. SLA students have many opportunities throughout their four years […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Strategies for Reaching Quiet, Disengaged, Struggling, and Troublemaking Students

February 29, 2016

Via: Edutopia

As a new high school history teacher, reaching a diverse array of learners posed my biggest challenge. Well into my third year on the job, I neither fully understood nor appreciated the unique strengths and challenges that my pupils brought […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How Teaching Spatial Skills Could Be Part of a School’s Strategic Plan

February 23, 2016

Via: MindShift

Spatial skills don’t get a lot of attention in K-12 education, despiteresearch pointing to the link between spatial reasoning and academic achievement, creativity and the arts. So when Linda Swarlis first happened upon the research for herself, she had a revelation. “This […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Can Teaching Spatial Skills Help Bridge the STEM Gender Gap?

February 22, 2016

Via: MindShift

For all the emphasis placed on science, technology, engineering and math instruction, not much attention is given to a skill set that’s closely related with success in STEM: spatial skills. The ability to mentally manipulate objects is key to success […]