An Update on Our Student Reading Action Plans – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

This is the form I use to keep track of my notes as I meet with students, to see the form and more details, go to the original post A few weeks ago, I blogged about an idea I was trying in our classroom as a way to help the kids who seem to just not be “there” just yet. Who seem to just not have found a great book just yet. Who seem to just not be really reading…

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Pre-Assessments Help Point Lessons in the Right Direction – Education Article

By Barbara R. Blackburn Prior to teaching your lessons, it’s important to gauge where students are in their knowledge of the topic. If we don’t know where students are, it’s hard to determine what we need to do to help them learn at higher levels. Let’s start by looking at the characteristics of five student-oriented strategies for pre-assessment, two teacher-directed options, and effective formal pre-tests. Student-Oriented Strategies Here are five instructional strategies that give students the opportunity to demonstrate their…

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How to make the most out of a conference – Education Article

When I was invited to kick off last week’s AITD National Conference by hosting a breakfast session about Personal Knowledge Management, the last thing I wanted to do was deliver a traditional presentation. Given the massive scope of PKM, I needed to narrow my focus. And given the contemporary thrust of this event, I needed to do something fresh. After agonising over the problem for almost a full minute, it dawned on me that the immediate relevance of PKM to…

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I Put In Work And It’s All For The Kids [An NCTE Reflection] – Education Article

Just before I got home, I turn on DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” because it matches the BPM I need to make it through the length of JFK International Airport corridors. As I get off the umpteenth moving sidewalk, DMX rapped: “I’ve been doing this for 19 years.Cats wanna fight me? Fight these tears.I put in work, and it’s all for the kids,But these cats done forgot what work is.They don’t know who we be,Looking, but they don’t…

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Who Wants to Read it Next? – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

As they sit and read, every day for ten or fifteen minutes as we get ready for the day, I sit next to a student and ask them a seemingly simple question; What are you working on as a reader? As we discuss their reading life, their habits, and their goals, I always end with another question. One that seems to give many of our students’ pause, “How can we support you?” This question shouldn’t be a hard one, after…

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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? We Have Five Ways to Help You Keep It! – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Did you know that the United States government has a resource to help you achieve some of the most common resolutions? (Yes, the PDF is still available during the shutdown.) I’ll bet most people can guess the resolutions that made the list: losing weight, managing stress, saving money and getting a better education, among others. Did your resolution focus on education? If so, congrats! You’re already making moves toward success by reading our blog. Here are some other fun ways to…

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