Category Archives: students

10 Instructional Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom

In a Differentiated Classroom, teachers begin where students are, not from the front of the textbook. They recognize the strengths and areas of growth in each individual and use multiple instructional practices to meet student needs and boost them up … Continue reading

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HELP! Me Unpack the Standards: A Framework for Teacher & Student Clarity

In just about any classroom I enter I notice a “Learning Objective” or “I Can” statement located at the front of the room. Sometimes this statement consists of underlined words, is laminated on a beautifully bordered sentence strips, or is … Continue reading

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Write. Create. Publish: 4 Student-Centered Writing Projects to do Before Summer Break

At dinner, I was informed by my third and seventh grader that they had 23 days left of school. Wow – 23 days – the school year has flown by. As the weather turns warmer and classroom windows begin opening … Continue reading

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G-Suite to Support Student Writing, Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

When I got the inquiry to record a podcast with my friends Kasey Bell and Matt Miller on their weekly Google Teacher Tribe show I jumped at the chance to talk about the many options to support student writing using GSuite. … Continue reading

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Urban Legends, Headline Hooks, and Ideation: 3 Edtech Writing Activities for Inquiry

Writing is often short-changed in most classrooms but it is through writing that students demonstrate their understanding of texts, concepts, and topics. Writing about their learning provides insight into what a student understands and where the gaps occurred. For example, I … Continue reading

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