Setting clear lesson goals Setting goals is how you guide yourself down your intended path. Having objectives in mind provides a way to align your actions in service of those big-picture targets. Sure, you can keep things moving day-to-day without a long-term strategy.
When non-educators hear the phrase ‘student-led conference’ they probably see scenes of chaos dancing around in their heads. Then the questions start: How could students effectively lead comprehensive and impactful conferences? Wouldn’t they only tell their parents about the good stuff? Surely these
Why it's important to celebrate student success We all have fond memories of our big classroom successes. These moments are etched into our memories forever. Sometimes, they even shape our career paths. They’re more than just feel-good moments, the right celebrations can propel
Ask any teacher what their classroom looked like ten years ago and they’ll take you on a trip down memory lane. Chalk boards instead of smart boards. Notepads instead of iPads. Computer rooms instead of desk computers. Despite these shifts, one thing remains
How to make gamification work in your classroom Over the past 39 years we've watched gamification take shape in our classes and lessons. It's a powerful teaching strategy when leveraged correctly - but how and where to start gamification can be confusing for
You want your students to stop throwing a ball around the class. Is it better to let them keep the ball and give them detention, or take the ball away? Negative reinforcement is a classroom management strategy that focuses on removing (or negating) stimuli