When you're still technically in school, but the conditions just aren't great for teaching, what do you do to make the most of the time? Here's a list of ideas. Continue Reading →

What to Do on Lame Duck School Days

Sponge activities: What to Do on Lame Duck School Days - When you’re still technically in school, but the conditions just aren’t great for teaching, what do you do to make the most of the time? Here’s a list of ideas.

Your new favorite teaching strategy: This pared-down version of learning stations keeps the movement, interactivity and variety while minimizing the prep work. | Cult of Pedagogy

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations

Your new favorite teaching strategy: This pared-down version of learning stations keeps the movement, interactivity and variety while minimizing the prep work. Cult of Pedagogy

Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.

12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom - Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation - A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here’s how it works.

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation - A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here’s how it works. We do this when we compile an annotated bibliography.

This looks awesome! teachers, check it out - A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction | Cult of Pedagogy

A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction

I have combed through tons of online resources on how to differentiate instruction, and have put together this collection of the clearest, most high-quality books, articles, videos and documents for learning how to differentiate in your classroom.

How to set up and implement a classroom behavior plan that really works, with advice from Smart Classroom Management's Michael Linsin. Continue Reading →

Classroom Management: 4 Keys to Starting the Year off Right

Classroom Management: 4 Keys to Starting the Year off Right - How to set up and implement a classroom behavior plan that really works, with advice from Smart Classroom Management& Michael Linsin.

If we know what works to motivate students, why are so many students still unmotivated? These five questions will help you determine if your practice is really in line with research. | Cult of Pedagogy

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students // Article from Cult of Pedagogy

A must read for new teachers and a GREAT reminder to established teachers - Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers | Cult of Pedagogy

Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers

A must read for new teachers and a GREAT reminder to established teachers - Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers Cult of Pedagogy

Why It's So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves (And 4 Ways to Start) - As a whole, teachers aren't great about taking care of themselves. But that can change, and these 4 steps can help make that happen.

Why It's So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves

Why It's So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves (And 4 Ways to Start) - As a whole, teachers aren't great about taking care of themselves. But that can change, and these 4 steps can help make that happen.

This cooperative learning strategy takes the idea of "working in pairs" up a notch. | Cult of Pedagogy

How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy

How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy: Cooperative Learning With a Twist - This cooperative learning strategy takes the idea of “working in pairs” up a notch.

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners - Most teachers struggle with students whose academic performance doesn’t match their potential. When the usual approach doesn’t work, try something different.

7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners

From paper management to sacred study spaces, these strategies can help your outside-the-box learners succeed!

Relationship building is key to good teaching. This system will help you quickly get to know students and benefit from those connections all year long.

A 4-Part System for Getting to Know Your Students

A System for Getting to Know Your Students - Relationship building is key to good teaching. This system will help you quickly get to know students and benefit from those connections all year long.

You spend hours marking and commenting on student work, and then they don't even read your feedback. The solution is all in how you time it. | Cult of Pedagogy

Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback

Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback You spend hours marking and commenting on student work, and then they don& even read your feedback. The solution is all in how you time it.

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