2 06, 2020

How to Prepare for the Unknown

2021-04-25T22:16:46+00:00

In this article, you will learn...

  • Education consistently goes through many types of changes, some planned, some controllable, and some unknowable.
  • Investing your resources in ensuring students have best, first instruction from their teachers is the strongest investment an administrator can make.
  • All student learning is driven by standards-based curriculum, efficient instruction, regular assessment, and a positive academic climate.
How to Prepare for the Unknown2021-04-25T22:16:46+00:00
6 04, 2020

How to Shift Students from Managed to the Managers

2020-08-26T00:55:42+00:00

In this article, you will learn...

  • We as teachers need to change the traditional approach to classroom management to one that focuses less on the teacher’s rules and more on student’s role in the class.
  • It is critical for students to understand that, first and foremost, their role is to actively pursue their own learning while respectfully, cooperatively, and collaboratively helping others actively pursue theirs.
  • Three strategic learning practices can greatly help students achieve ownership of the academic climate and thereby elevate their academic achievement.
How to Shift Students from Managed to the Managers2020-08-26T00:55:42+00:00
30 03, 2020

How to Transform Classroom Assessment

2021-04-25T21:16:21+00:00

In this article, you will learn...

  • We as teachers can change our approach to assessment to one in which assessment becomes a tool for learning and our students become the best judge of their own knowledge and skills.
  • Learning is about change and we cannot assess what has changed in students’ minds, skills, or attitudes unless the students are an active part of the process.
  • Three strategic learning practices can greatly help students achieve ownership of assessment and thereby elevate their academic achievement.
How to Transform Classroom Assessment2021-04-25T21:16:21+00:00
23 03, 2020

How to Help Students Own How They Are Learning

2020-07-16T22:05:13+00:00

In this article, you will learn...

  • We as teachers need to focus less on what we need to do to teach the curriculum and more on how students need to learn the required content and skills.
  • Like student ownership in general, student ownership of instruction occurs along a predictable continuum and eventually leads to deep individual metacognition.
  • Three strategic learning practices can greatly help students achieve ownership of their instruction and thereby elevate their academic achievement.
How to Help Students Own How They Are Learning2020-07-16T22:05:13+00:00
9 03, 2020

How to Help Students Own What They Are Learning

2020-07-16T22:05:38+00:00

In this article, you will learn...

  • We as teachers need to flip the typical approach to curriculum planning on its head to focus less on what we need to teach and more on what students need to learn.
  • The best place to start developing ownership in curriculum is by assuring that all learning is driven by a standards-based curriculum with measurable and achievable outcomes that are accessible to all students.
  • Three strategic learning practices can greatly help students achieve ownership of the curriculum and thereby elevate their academic achievement.
How to Help Students Own What They Are Learning2020-07-16T22:05:38+00:00