For Educators

The purpose of this page is to share my favorite education-related articles for teachers. Enjoy!

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8 Characteristics of a Great Teacher (TeachThought)

What is your Educational Philosophy (Edutopia)

Mistakes were Made (Harvard Ed Magazine)

Non-Academic Skills are the Key to Success (NPR)

The Seven Questions Your Middle School Students Ask You First (MiddleWeb)

How to Thrive in the 21st Century (Usable Knowledge, HGSE)

TEACHING:

22 Powerful Closure activities (Edutopia)

10 Tips for Launching an Inquiry-Based Classroom (Mindshift)

The 8 Minutes that Matter Most (Edutopia)

Small Changes in Teaching: The Last Five Minutes of Class (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

6 Opening and Closing Routines (Edutopia)

3 End-of-Year Reflection Strategies for Students (Edutopia)

INQUIRY-BASED TEACHING:

Inquiry-Based Learning: The Power of Asking the Right Questions (Edutopia)

ASSESSMENT:

Exit Tickets: Checking for Understanding (Edutopia)

EAL/ESL:

12 Ways to Support ESL Students in the Mainstream Classroom (Cult of Pedagogy)

LEARNING/WORK HABITS:

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions (MindShift)

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Why Geography Matters More Than Ever (PBS)

8 Ways to Make MS History More Meaningful (Middleweb)