Why is it write to read and not read to write? If there’s one thing that breaks my heart, it’s watching the way students’ faces fall when they read aloud and stumble over unfamiliar words or the wording in a sentence. There’s something darkly unique about the embarrassment from a lack of confidence as a […]
How my nephew’s innocent request for homework deepened my understanding of authentic instruction / teaching through vocabulary building.
Teaching student engagement strategies for writing clearly and meaningfully goes a long way toward ensuring teachers and students are really “hearing” each other.
As students begin using critical-thinking writing strategies, instead of a multiple-choice model that has been imprinted on their minds, we need an equally concrete and specific structure for them to embrace.
No matter how much we hope for continuous improvement in student performance, there will always be some ebb and flow in student motivation. Learn a new routine that discourages procrastination.