Projects are still a good way to motivate students during challenging circumstances, but we need to take care so that learning actually takes place. How can we use what we know about the science of learning to design projects that truly work?
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.
The demands of distance learning will make your Learning Management System (LMS) more important than ever this year. Have you thought about how to align your tech with the best research on how students learn?
When parents provide answers or too many hints via leading questions, it does not help your child achieve the primary goal: learning how to think and learn.
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.
Great growth is possible right now, precisely because it is happening in the face of stress. Here are our tips for parents as they help their children complete an extraordinary school year.
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.
Like Indiana Jones in his search for the Holy Grail, we all have been looking for the right hardware and software for both our current and future school experiences. We'll show you how to do it in this blog, and also in our newest professional development resource for teachers.
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...
I've been reminding myself that we just built our planes while flying them, and getting the whole fleet airborne is an incredible achievement; on some days, that alone is good enough. And the rest of the time, I’m wondering how I might steer my seventh-grade Life Science plane somewhere even more interesting, now that we’re up here.