Can Shortcuts in Math help Students who are Struggling to keep up?

Can Shortcuts in Math help Students who are Struggling to keep up?

Use simple shortcuts to help students understand math. Introduce mental math tricks to help students succeed.
Make math easier with these easy and effective strategies… 
Math can be difficult for many students. The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) define what students should understand and be able to do in their study of mathematics. The […]

What is Persuasive Writing and how can you Teach it in the Classroom?

What is Persuasive Writing and how can you Teach it in the Classroom?

Use simple steps to understand persuasive writing and facilitate it in your classroom. These tips will make persuasive communication simple.
In Persuasive writing the writer tries to influence action or thought by presenting an opinion and various facts, statements and examples to validate the opinion. The student is encouraged to take a stand on the subject […]

What Is The “Hands-Off” Approach To Learning?

What Is The “Hands-Off” Approach To Learning?

A good teacher teaches as little as possible, while modeling behaviors of how to figure something out…
Creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, initiative and self-direction – these are just some of the 21st-century skills teachers strive to develop in students to ensure lifelong, active learning.
The truth, in reality, is that with our traditional […]

How can Teachers make Learning “Meaningful” to Students?

How can Teachers make Learning “Meaningful” to Students?

Engage your students with the study material, encourage them to participate in the class, and collaborate with each other for “real” learning…
We live in an ever changing world. Facilitating active and deep learning is absolutely valuable. It is the learner who should be responsible for the learning, however, the teacher should become a good facilitator.
Whether […]

How Can Teachers Encourage And Promote Critical Thinking Among Their Students?

How Can Teachers Encourage And Promote Critical Thinking Among Their Students?

Elevate your students’ mental workflow beyond just memorizing…
Researcher Dr. Peter Facione states, “Education is nothing more, nor less, than learning to think!”. All educators today agree to the fact that students must become critical thinkers in order to become true learners. Applying critical thinking in the classroom enables and encourages learners to speculate, criticize, and […]

GRADUATE Course – Understanding Special Learning Populations

“Today the chances are good that you know someone with autism or autism – like characteristics.”
“Have you ever come across a child who’s always on the move? They might have ADHD.”
“Gifted learners have competencies and abilities that go two or more years beyond their grade and/or age level.”

1  Graduate Credit

Grading: A-F
Materials: Included in the course […]

How Can You Build Thinking Skills in Your Students?

How Can You Build Thinking Skills in Your Students?

Thinking is a very important part of an effective classroom and must be encouraged and taught. Marzano describes metacognitive thinking or ‘thinking about thinking’ as the primary vehicle for student learning. Metacognitive thinking is not easy to teach as it is an internal process. However, one can work toward creating a classroom that encourages higher […]

How Can I Use Pinterest in Teaching?

How Can I Use Pinterest in Teaching?

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that helps its members organize and share material over the web. Individuals can create a ‘board’ based on topics of their preference and upload ‘pins’ or images that can be viewed by others.
How to get started?
Teachers can log into pinterest.com and create an account. They can also form a separate […]

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