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Category: Student Centered

Please Don’t Give Students Pointless Busywork This Summer

Summertime is a crucial period of rest for students, but as educators we know minds should stay active to retain the year’s learning and ensure brains “stay in shape” till back to school season. So how do we balance giving our students time to recharge, while keeping them academically engaged? The key is to provide […]

Teaching Strategies to Close the Year Based on Student Interests

It’s the time of year to help students pinpoint areas of interest and encourage them to explore those further.   As the year comes to a close, student motivation can start to slip. When the weather warms up, it’s okay to admit that some students may be counting down the days until their summer vacations start. […]

Education Technology Requires Student Buy-In, Too

“Imagine you will be teaching a class full of Sheldons from The Big Bang Theory.” That is how teaching students with unique learning was introduced to me as I interviewed for my current teaching position at a boarding school designed to support these challenges. The majority of my students are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder […]

Yes, You Do Want Drama in the Classroom

“Yo Mister, that ain’t right!” I’m teaching test prep in a Title I High School, in a part of Brooklyn that’s not portrayed on Girls, leading a rambunctious group of previously failing students through a content-review of the Cold War; exploring the difference between capitalism and communism. One particularly volatile student, Jonathan, is decrying the […]