a look back

A Look Back: New Study Finds That Using Cellphones During Lectures Hurt Exam Scores, But That’s Not The Most Important Result – Education Article

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here. This post appeared in July, 2018.   Plenty of research has found that using cellphones in class – for non-class related purposes – hurts academic achievement (see The Best Posts On Student Cellphone…

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A Look Back: New Study Finds A Specific Form Of “Collaboration” Gets The Best Results – Education Article

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here. This post appeared in August, 2018.   I’ve written extensively in some of my books about the difference between cooperative learning and collaborative learning. An example of cooperative learning is what teachers…

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A Look Back: Here’s An Animated Video We Did With Education Week On Differentiated Instruction – Education Article

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here. This post appeared in September, 2018. Editor’s Note: Ed Week will be publishing Parts Two and Three soon! OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay Katie Hull and I worked with Education Week to create this…

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A Look Back: I Think This New NPR Video Is A ‘Must-Watch’ For Every Teacher: “The Power of Expectations” – Education Article

kalhh / Pixabay This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here. This post appeared in September, 2018. I think all teachers can benefit from watching this short video, The Power OF Expectations. This is one reason why he should be Looking…

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A Look Back: “Five ways to get kids to want to read and write” – Education Article

Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years. In 2013, I published the second book in my student motivation “trilogy,” Self-Driven Learning (you can access tons of free resources from the book at that link). The Washington Post published an excerpt, which they titled Five ways to…

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