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It’s Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom

It's Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroomby Terry HeickAmong the biggest changes of modern academic standards is the shift in the burden of general literacy. Rather than only "writing teachers," teaching reading and writing, now all teachers across...

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy Independent Reading  contributed by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D. In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the...

How Students Are Like Cats

How Students Are Like Catsby Terry HeickStudents can be a lot like cats.This occurred to me recently when teaching a group of 8th graders about the wonders of the preposition. Cats are curious, aloof little prima donnas capable of great feats of athleticism and...

A Quick Summary Of The Theory Of Learning Curves

A Quick Summary Of The Theory Of Learning Curvescontributed by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of EducationThis is number 9 in my series on learning theories.My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief...

Grade Differently: 7 Categories To Create Learning Badges

Grade Differently: 7 Categories To Create Learning Badgesby Terry HeickHow can you help students see their own progress? And use that to motivate them?Encouragement mechanics--a kind of gamification--is one approach. And note, you needn't make that lesson or unit feel...

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