Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week – Education Article

My Amazon Author’s page Categories Categories Select Category a look back  (384) a look back compilations  (4) best of the year  (2,024) best tweets  (333) bilingual  (37) blogs  (666) book reviews  (2) British Council  (21) classroom practice  (491) dictionaries  (26) ed tech digest  (121) Ed Week Teacher  (1,203) ESL Carnival  (46) ESL Web  (312) geography  (252) grammar  (49) health  (189) hot spot interviews  (19) humor  (2) infographic  (94) infographics  (72) instruction  (244) Intermediate English  (213) interviews  (41) learning games  (619) lessons  (4) links I should… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Larry Ferlazzo Read Full Article

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Let’s Give Our Teaching Language a Makeover – Education Article

Listen to this post as a podcast: Sponsored by Listenwise and NewseumED   Consider two classrooms: Room 1 and Room 2. The students in both rooms are working in groups on an activity, and in each room, one of the groups has gotten off task. In Room 1, the teacher approaches the off-task group and says to them, “Get back to work or you’ll be staying in for recess!” In Room 2, the teacher approaches the off-task group and says,…

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A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Narrative Writing – Education Article

Listen to this post as a podcast: Sponsored by Peergrade and Microsoft Class Notebook This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   “Those who tell the stories rule the world.” This proverb, attributed to the Hopi Indians, is one I wish I’d known a long time ago, because I would have used it when teaching my students the…

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5 Strategies to Create a Culture of Accountability for Growth – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: 5 Strategies to Create a Culture of Accountability for Growth 5 Strategies to Create a Culture of Accountability for Growth In a world where ideas are a dime a dozen and shared openly on social media, it is incumbent upon all of us to critically reflect and determine if it is, in fact, a sound strategy.  Anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a huge proponent of research-influenced practice, evidence, accountability, and efficacy.  During workshops…

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10 Strategies to Strengthen Instruction and Learning – Education Article

When I think back to my training to become a teacher, there were some reasonably consistent norms.  These consisted of sound classroom management, listing the learning objectives, and developing a lesson plan. I still can’t believe how much time and focus there was on how to manage a classroom effectively. When it came to the lesson plan piece, many of my colleagues and I in the Northeastern United States were educated in the Instructional Theory Into Practice Model (ITIP) developed…

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The African-American Vernacular – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

“If we are to believe that majority of writers of Negro dialect and burnt-cork artists, Negro speech is a weird thing, full of ‘ams’ and ‘Ises.’ Fortunately, we don’t have to believe them. We may go directly to the Negro and let him speak for himself.” -Zora Neale Hurston, “Characteristics of Negro Expression” One of the unintended consequences of Brown v. BOE was how the court’s decision was implemented. Namely, Black schools were closed. Some Black administrators became teachers in…

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Deeper Class Discussions with the TQE Method – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Marisa Thompson (transcript): Sponsored by Peergrade and 3Doodler   So much of the learning we do comes from texts: articles, textbooks, novels, and all kinds of online publications. Sometimes, those texts come in less traditional forms; in fact, our use of the word “text” has broadened over time to include things like films, images, and even diagrams. Regardless of what form they come in, texts make up the bulk of how our students experience learning.…

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10 Essential Shifts of Everyday Teaching Practice – Education Article

Future-Focused Learning: 10 Essential Shifts of Everyday PracticeBy Lee Watanabe-Crockett(Solution Tree Press, 2019 – Learn more) Reviewed by Alex Valencic Much has been written on the topic of 21st century competencies, teaching, learning, and leadership and much will likely be written on this topic for many years to come. A quick perusal of my bookshelf at work reveals at least 15 such volumes; a search of colleagues’ shelves would undoubtedly reveal even more. So it was with some interest that…

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Note-taking: A Research Roundup | Cult of Pedagogy – Education Article

Listen to this post as a podcast: Sponsored by Peergrade and 3Doodler   Let’s talk about note-taking. Every day, in classrooms all over the world, students are taking notes. I have my own half-baked ideas about what makes one approach better than another, and I’m sure you do too. But if we’re going to call ourselves professionals, we need to know what the research says, yes? So I’ve combed through about three decades’ worth of research, and I’m going to…

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How To Address Failing Grades – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

Are you curious about how to address students who are failing classes? I have a few suggestions. There is a catch: you must (1) have an open mind, (2) err on the side of common sense, and (3) have the capacity for human decency. If you can check all of those boxes, you’re ready. If not, figure out how to check those boxes before reading further… In my district, the administration is running rampant trying to figure out how to…

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Voice of Witness: Bring the Power of Oral History to Your Classroom – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Cliff Mayotte (transcript): Sponsored by Peergrade and 3Doodler   Teaching history and English has gotten complicated. For many, many years, educational publishers produced texts that centered an overwhelmingly white, European experience. But in recent decades, there’s been a push to change that, to widen the lens, to hear the voices of those who are so often under- or misrepresented. Many teachers have done an admirable job of addressing this need by expanding the menu of…

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What Are the Best Ways to Use Leveled Texts? – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Jen Serravallo (transcript): Sponsored by Peergrade and Microsoft Inclusive Classroom This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   A few weeks ago, a teacher named Isabelle O’Kane sent me a direct message on Twitter. She had been reading a debate that was raging all over social media, and she wondered if it…

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To Learn, Students Need to DO Something – Education Article

Listen to an extended version of this post as a podcast (transcript): Sponsored by Peergrade and mysimpleshow   I first became aware that there might be a problem a few years ago, when one of my kids was studying weather systems: high- and low-pressure systems, cold fronts and warm fronts. We were trying to help her prepare for a test and also do some sort of homework, and she didn’t get it at all. We were really frustrated, my husband…

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Get Students Talking with Ongoing Conversations – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Jeff Frieden (transcript): Sponsored by Peergrade and Microsoft Teams for Education   In our dreamiest of teacher dreams, some of us might imagine days when our students spontaneously erupt into complex, nuanced conversations about the things they’re learning in our classes. If we borrow the language of the Common Core, they would “engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building…

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Power Lesson: Note-Taking Stations | Cult of Pedagogy – Education Article

Listen to the interview with Peg Grafwallner and Abby Felten (transcript): Sponsored by Peergrade and Microsoft Hacking STEM   In this power lesson shared by instructional coach Peg Grafwallner, students rotate between four stations to practice different note-taking styles.     In my work as an instructional coach and reading specialist at Ronald Reagan IB high school, a large, diverse urban school in Milwaukee, I support teachers in all content areas and help them to seamlessly embed literacy skills in their…

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