Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class

Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class

Evidence from brain science suggests that far from being “babyish,” the technique is essential for mathematical achievement.

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Lesson Stages: Reading

Lesson Stages: Reading

We always read for a purpose, therefore we should give our learners a purpose for reading.  

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21 Ways to Check for Student Understanding

21 Ways to Check for Student Understanding

The ultimate goal of teaching is to do just that – teach, not stand up in the front of the room and talk.  But sometimes it’s easi...

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THE ROARING IN THE CHIMNEY

THE ROARING IN THE CHIMNEY

(OR: WHAT COURSEBOOKS ARE GOOD FOR) 

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Teacher Talking Time

Teacher Talking Time

The development of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) brought with it a methodology which emphasised communication in the classroom, pai...

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When Success Leads to Failure

When Success Leads to Failure

I’ve known the mother sitting in front of me at this parent-teacher conference for years, and we have been through a lot together. ...

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Presence, Not Praise

Presence, Not Praise

Why instilling admiration for hard work rather than raw talent is the key to fostering a well-adjusted mind. photo credit  Emmanuel ...

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wikiART

wikiART

WikiArt.org — Encyclopedia of fine arts. Da Vinci, Study of a horse The project aims to create high-quality, most complete and well-s...

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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days  and was amazed at what she...

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Communicative Language Teaching

Communicative Language Teaching

Communicative Language Teaching: Jeremy Harmer and Scott Thornbury | The New School We hypothesize that if the language teachers manage...

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Back Words

Back Words

Teams compete in a relay race by drawing letters on each other’s backs as a means of passing along a target word to the farthest person in ...

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Magisto

Magisto

What is Magisto? Magisto is a fun and easy way to share your video memories with your friends. Just shoot and upload your videos and p...

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Explore Ancient Egypt

Explore Ancient Egypt

Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the  pharaoh's burial chamber? Visit the mag...

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Padlet

Padlet

What is Padlet? Padlet is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like a...

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Free Books: MeeGenius

Free Books: MeeGenius

Read Free Books

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How I Became an Unfair Teacher

How I Became an Unfair Teacher

It's easy to forget how tiny, arbitrary, everyday decisions can shape a kid's school experience. photo by  AndrĂ©s Nieto Porras...

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Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural Institute

Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online. With a ...

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Secret Teacher: what's wrong with being a passive learner?

Secret Teacher: what's wrong with being a passive learner?

We should try and build pupils' confidence at a suitable pace, not bludgeon their personalities into something we deem acceptable. ...

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Leaders and Followers

Leaders and Followers

Cole Galloway , Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Just a love of chasing after a child, yelling: "...

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Sir Nicholas WInton

Sir Nicholas WInton

Winton kept quiet for many years, until his wife Grete found a detailed scrapbook in their attic in 1988. In December 1938, Nicholas ...

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Smile

Smile

Blind people smile despite having never seen someone smile before.

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Kayden + Rain

Kayden + Rain

Questioning is believing. Photo by David Dodge If you don't believe look at Kayden's first rain experience. Kayden + R...

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What did you learn in school today?

What did you learn in school today?

What did you learn in school today, Dear little boy of mine? What did you learn in school today, Dear little boy of mine? ...

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Nature Sound Map

Nature Sound Map

A group of professional nature recordists from around the globe have collaborated to develop Nature Soundmap , an enjoyable and interactive...

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Getty Publications Virtual Library

Getty Publications Virtual Library

Free digital backlist titles from the Getty Publications Archives Photo by Pixabay

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