Saturday, December 10, 2016
Every teacher who works with middle school or high school students knows how much the kids love their phones. Here is a great article for how to use their phones to increase their engagement. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.
Tips for boosting class interaction via devices
Media specialist Kelli Whiteside uses pivotEd, from Capstone, to interact with students in real time through their devices. In this blog post, she shares how she uses the platform to foster discussions among students, plus view and grade their work.SmartBrief/Education (11/29)
Monday, December 5, 2016
Here is a great article that deals with keeping older students motivated to read. Well worth the read. Courtesy of Mind/Shift.
How to Help Students Love Reading
kids to enjoy reading can be a challenge for teachers and parents. A
2015 study by Scholastic showed that reading for pleasure drops off
after age eight. Of the students surveyed, 51 percent of said reading is
something they like or love to do; five years earlier, that number was
How can we support young readers? Daniel Willingham, author of "Raising Kids Who Read," has several suggestions, including re-imagining the act of reading as having less to do with school and more with a life well-lived. Instead of telling kids that reading books will help them get good grades or find a good career, he said, make reading part of a larger family value: loving to learn.
Willingham's Tips for Raising Older Readers: