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Category: Professional Development for Teachers

A Call For Classroom Research

To fully realize technology’s potential to improve the opportunity to learn, research findings [from the disciplines of cognitive science, neuroscience, education, psychology, sociology, and economics] should be communicated in a way that is useful to [everyone] looking for effective methods to improve student outcomes. ~ DigitalPromise Research Initiative We at Kiddom like to ponder how […]

Do Now: Get Some Rest

Dear Teachers, Thank for your passion, commitment, and service to students in 2015. Once you’re officially on winter break, I encourage you to disable your e-mail, file away student work, and push lesson planning off until the New Year. You’ve earned the right to procrastinate.     As a former high school teacher, I often […]

High Teacher Turnover Hurts Students

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907 Credit: PhotoPin, licensed under CC BY 2.0 As told by the late historian Henry Adams, educators impact the lives of their pupils in a profound way. Many students go on to pursue careers relating to […]

Every Day Should be Data Day

There’s not a single day in the school year that’s capable of both boosting teachers’ morale or crushing them entirely more than data day. Use the data. All the data. Before I continue, I must first disclose I’m not against the “idea” of data day. Nor am I against measuring class data to inform and guide […]