Why “is this good?” is driving me mad.
All AboutBetter Teaching
Helping you to hone your craft, improving the art and science of teaching.
A Curiosity Guide
What do you know about curiosity? In this guide, you'll learn about curiosity's nature, its causes, how to coax it out of students, and how you might accidentally be destroying it.
A Teacher's Well Being
How to make sure teaching doesn't rob you of your health.
A series in which I read my friends' dissertations and pass the goodness onto you!
How to start well.
The more teachers talk, the less students will. Here are some studies about teacher talk as well as some practical strategies to reduce how much time you spend talking in class.
Thinking or Remembering?
How many of our tasks ask students to truly think about a topic versus merely remember facts?
It’s so easy for the daily chaos of suddenly urgent tasks to overwhelm what really matters. How can we better focus on those long-term, important tasks?
Before you implement an educational theory like Mindset, Grit, or Multiple Intelligences, make sure to read the original work, understand the limitations, and know the most common misunderstandings.
Often, the problems we try to solve are not the root problems. The Five Whys is a thinking tool to help you sift through the superficial to find the real issue.
I had a reader ask a question about homework and gifted kids and I figured this was a pretty common question. My thought: you need a philosophy about this.
Clear communication is simple, succinct, and relies on words that people understand. Jargon is the opposite. Journey with me as I attempt to define some edu-jargon…
I love Fredrick Frayer’s 1969 model for developing a deep understanding of a concept: The Frayer Model!