7 Skills Students Will Always Need

7 Skills Students Will Always Need

7 Skills Students Will Always Needby Jennifer Rita NicholsEd note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post.As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. We teach them how to read, write, and...
How Students Are Like Cats

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 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...
10 Ways To Give Students More Control Of Their Education

10 Ways To Give Students More Control Of Their Education

10 Ways To Give Students More Control Of Their Educationcontributed by Jenna SmithAllowing students to be involved and take control of their education gives them the tools to be much more successful.As educators, the idea of giving students control can seem like a...
An Efficient Classroom: 6 Factors Of Academic Achievement

An Efficient Classroom: 6 Factors Of Academic Achievement

6 Factors Of Academic Achievement To Guide Your Teachingby Terry HeickWhat are the factors of academic achievement?First, a definition for academics in the classroom. An academic classroom is one where the primary goal is to promote proficiency of academic...