This article was co-written with David Stevens, Berkeley Unified School District Imagine you went to see your doctor about a cold and she recommended a particular treatment. You, in turn, ask the doctor why she thinks it is the right option. In one scenario she replies: “I’ve heard it works, and it is also what … Continue reading Lessons from John Hattie: Unlocking the Power of Classroom Discussion
Presented by Mark Adato – Transcription Below Introduction Welcome to the “Illuminate Whiteboard Series.” My name is Mark Adato. I am an Implementation Manager on the D and A Team, and today, we’re talking about data driven instruction. So let’s talk about the components that go into the data driven instruction cycle, there are … Continue reading What’s So Great About Data Driven Instruction?
Are the stars spinning, or is it just you? Discover how the spinning Earth changes the way we see stars. If you’re a stargazer (or an aspiring one), this science fair project will help you create a star clock that uses the stars, angles, and math to determine what time it is on earth! Materials … Continue reading Science Project Ideas for Teachers: Star Clock
Literacy is a foundational part of our personal and professional lives. Adult educators have internalized much of the reading and writing process. But these tasks often feel nebulous to students. Why is this the case? Unlike solving a math problem, we can’t always break down reading and writing into clear steps. Teachers may struggle to … Continue reading 6 Strategies for Effective Writing & Reading Instruction