How Rich Is Your Classroom Discourse?
Expecting Excellence in Urban Schools: 7 Steps to an Engaging Classroom Practice Chapter 1
Expecting Excellence In Urban Schools Chapter 1
4 Ways Teens Bypass Parental Control Software and How You Can Battle Back
You’ve lectured them for hours and preached to them for days about using their device responsibly. Then you find out they’ve been spending time on THAT social site which might make the most mature adult cringe. You confiscate their cellphone and threaten to never return it if you ever catch them on the site again. After their look of disgust, … Read More
Stemming the Surge of Sextortion in Cyberspace
After he emailed thousands of people, one 20-year-old victim opened the file and opened the door for him to access her passwords, files, and everything on her computer, including her webcam. His sextortion included threatening to publicly post victims’ intimate content (e.g. pictures, videos) if they did not do what he asked. When raided by the FBI, his cache included … Read More
Why Kik Should be Kicked Out of Your Child’s Suite of Apps
Why Kik Should be Kicked Out of Your Child’s Suite of Apps “Mom, everyone has it. They have so many fun games….If I can’t have it I’ll be the only one of my friends who doesn’t!”, pleads your 15-year-old. You used to have to worry about sites, such as AOL Messenger, MySpace, and Facebook but now the new flavor of … Read More
How to Get Reluctant Classroom Customers to Buy Your Curricular Content?
Sell Them on You Then Your Content You would probably agree that the main duty of teachers is to facilitate the process of learning, but does any of that involve selling? Is it not true that teachers have an inventory of solutions, strategies, skills, ideas, competencies, and knowledge that they continuously try to get the curricular consumers (i.e., students) to … Read More
Using Questioning as a Tool to Stimulate Deeper Thinking
What’s one of the most important elements of any dialogue or discussion? If you were thinking the exchange of ideas or the asking and answering of questions, you’re absolutely right. Questions such as, “May I have your telephone number?”, or “Will you marry me?”, are important ways information is exchanged in everyday life. Of course, classroom dialogue or discussion is … Read More
Saving Time By Avoiding Mistakes When Teaching Time
As you’ve probably already experienced, teaching the concept of time to your students can have them shedding a few tears and you pulling a few hairs out. Many of them struggle with telling the difference between the hour and minute hand as well as how each works. Helping them understand the dual representation of numerals around the clock, such as … Read More
How Do You Begin To Engage Students In Scientific Explanation?
Mixing things together, building things, and observing interesting phenomena keeps your room abuzz with enthused and engaged students. Have you noticed that the when you ask students to use data to support claims and explain what they’ve done the engagement tends to make a quick exit? They love the hands-on but often loathe supporting what they’ve done with evidence and … Read More