Blog

Inquiry Charts to Facilitate Learning

Inquiry Charts to Facilitate Learning

This learning tool can help students be organized while learning as well as build fundamental skills in inquiry and research. How can teachers facilitate learning through Inquiry Charts? Inquiry Charts (I-Charts) promote in-depth learning and provide students with a tool to organize their research and writing. Using this strategy, students can generate meaningful questions about a topic and compile... Read More...


Follow-up Activities for Virtual Field Trips

Follow-up Activities for Virtual Field Trips

Utilize follow-up activities after Virtual Field Trips to ensure a deeper level of learning. Catching the attention of a diverse group of students, sustaining their interest in the subject, going beyond basic book knowledge, presenting experiences that will be etched in their memory and help them make real-life connections – these are some of the goals that a teacher committed to holistic education... Read More...


What is the ICED Writing Strategy?

What is the ICED Writing Strategy?

  What is the ICED Writing Strategy? Abbreviated for Idea, Citation, Explanation and Defense of Thesis (ICED); the ICED writing strategy helps students to improve the quality of their writing assignments. This strategy teaches students how to strengthen the content (body paragraphs) of their essays and other similar writing assignments. Why use the ICED writing strategy in the classroom? Typically,... Read More...


What is Persuasive Writing?

What is Persuasive Writing?

What is persuasive writing? Persuasive writing is a written form of an oral debate and can be a fun and interesting style of writing for students. Persuasive writing is used to convince or persuade a reader that the writer’s opinion of a topic or cause is correct. When writing persuasive essays students need to be well versed in word selection, framing logical arguments and creating a strong cohesive... Read More...


Interventions to Improve Comprehension Skills

Interventions to Improve Comprehension Skills

Use these simple reading techniques to improve comprehension skills. The ability to comprehend or understand what one reads or hears is an extremely important skill to develop for both education and life after school. The ability to read has no value if the read passage cannot be comprehended or understood. When children begin to learn to read, their focus is on decoding and recognizing words. However,... Read More...


Examine and Evaluate Student Work Consistently and Fairly

Examine and Evaluate Student Work Consistently and Fairly

  Follow these guidelines to evaluate student work fairly and effectively… Evaluation is an integral part of educating students as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met. Teachers and parents use test scores and feedback to gauge a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. Communities rely on these scores and feedback to judge the quality of the educational... Read More...


Promote Co-operative Learning in the Classroom

Promote Co-operative Learning in the Classroom

Help students learn from each other and gain interpersonal skills… When students collaborate they begin to understand one another better as well as increase their subject knowledge. Although some time and planning is needed, collaborative classroom activities can make a large impact on students. How does it work? Students work in groups of two or more to perform a given task or to achieve a... Read More...


The Peer Assisted Learning Strategy in the Classroom

The Peer Assisted Learning Strategy in the Classroom

Use PALS to incorporate teaching and learning into activities for students. Create an atmosphere of learning that caters to every learner’s skills and abilities. What is the Peer Assisted Learning Strategy (PALS)? The Peer Assisted Learning Strategy (PALS) is a class-wide peer-tutoring program that addresses the different learning needs of every student. This cooperative learning technique pairs... Read More...


Writing Strategies to Improve Student Writing

Writing Strategies to Improve Student Writing

Use the SRSD concept to choose writing strategies to enhance student writing. Many teachers struggle with how to effectively teach specific skills. It is crucial that teachers are equipped with specific strategies that address specific skills.Being fully equipped with these teaching instructions can enhance student learning and help achieve important learning goals. One common skill needed in the... Read More...


What is Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction?

What is Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction?

What is Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction (FORI)? Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction is a teaching instruction that aims to improve reading among students. It is often used as a prevention strategy or a whole classroom strategy to reading. FORI focuses on oral reading competency by using many different oral-reading practices. The three main aspects of this instruction are explained further below: ... Read More...


Did you forget your username or password?
Log into your courses here using your username and password:
Click below to find your state to register for a course.