By Kaldia Nigh Art is a topic that is usually looked at as “just for fun.” That however is not true. There are so many benefits of utilizing the arts into your classroom. According to Gurnon, Voss-Andreae, and Stanley (2013) art helps foster creativity, observational skills, and self-expression. Art also fosters something that many do […]
Nancy Mikhail goes over the components of Project-Based Learning and how to effectively apply and integrate projects into the classroom. This is a hands-on workshop! Nancy also goes over how to combine learning standards for classes that have two grades and how to effectively combine and separate them when needed. By the end of the […]
Inquiry-Based Learning By: Sherry Mohr One of my research projects is focused on inquiry-based learning within the classroom. I want to test how inquiry-based learning affects student engagement. Engagement is a buzzword making headlines within education. It is a construct that teachers base entire curriculums off, and an abstract that many hope to achieve amongst […]
All About the SBG: Standards-Based Grading By: Sherry Mohr I’m a sucker for big ideas. Have you noticed? Last week I wrote about a high school that’s changing up the graduation game. Today, I’m going to focus on grades and grading. How many of you have ever been stressed out by a potential grade? How […]
Portfolio Assessments: A New Look at Student Metrics By: Sherry Mohr Imagine standing before a panel of faculty. Each one has a list of questions and a booklet of information. This booklet contains information that you wrote. It’s your senior thesis. You’re standing before this panel to defend it so that you can graduate…from high […]
Teaching with Our Eyes Open: Lessons in Student Engagement and Knowledge Retention By: Sherry Mohr How can you tell if your students are engaged? Do they respond to questions accurately? Test well? Have fun? Do these factors indicate retention of knowledge and content? Can you determine whether your students will remember what you’ve taught 5 […]
Welcome to the Start of the School Year. Now Here’s a List of Things to Do: Twenty-First Century Skills to Teach within the First Week of School.
Welcome to the Start of the School Year. Now Here’s a List of Things to Do: Twenty-First Century Skills to Teach within the First Week of School. By Sherry Mohr Teachers have a lot on their minds at the beginning of the school year. They’ve spent hours creating lesson plans, attending faculty meetings, and preparing […]