The Science of Keeping Kids Engaged—Even From Home

Motivating students with carrots and sticks—through endless, demoralizing cycles of high-stakes testing and assessment—is not getting us the deep learning and love of learning we desire. Fortunately there is a science of motivation, and we need to design it into the very fiber of our virtual courses.

Comments Off on The Science of Keeping Kids Engaged—Even From Home

Look Behind You! Parent tips for helping your child use what they already have to build quality learning

Learning involves making all that content and all those skills covered during the school year stick in the brain. Now is a great time to help your child make it stick, and they already have what they need to begin doing that in their backpack.

Comments Off on Look Behind You! Parent tips for helping your child use what they already have to build quality learning

A magic potion to improve learning?

There is no magic potion to help all students all the time, but there is something that comes pretty close. And it is utterly doable, even in distance learning times, and for the full range of learners...

Comments Off on A magic potion to improve learning?

The CTTL’s “Back to School” Top Ten

We begin each year by trying to get to know each child and helping them believe that our classroom is a place where they belong and can thrive. But once you have got that going, then what? Here is our Back to School Top Ten.

Comments Off on The CTTL’s “Back to School” Top Ten

Our Elementary EdTech Guide is Here

Our EdTech guides were not created to drive a technology-first agenda. We do not imagine a future where EdTeach replaces classroom teachers. Rather, the guides were created to help us find the right EdTech tool for the job when an EdTech tool might be the best tool to use.

Comments Off on Our Elementary EdTech Guide is Here