August 2018 archive

Teaching Close Reading & Visual Thinking Skills

— using Photo & 8 Min. Films from the New York Times  and The Learning Network: 10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills BY MICHAEL GONCHAR  FEBRUARY 27, 2015 7:00 AM 8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills  

Setting Up Independent Work So You Can Meet 0ne-On-One with Students

Setting Up Norms for Independent Work
One-on-one conferences with students are a valuable use of class time—provided the other students are able to work quietly on their own.

By Jori Krulder
May 14, 2018

Some ideas for motivating student engagement

5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners