Posts Tagged: teaching tips

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

I wrote my first post for BAM Radio’s EdWords blog, and I’m cross-posting it below. To view the original, please click here.   With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility Teachers are superheros!  When students struggle with a task (e.g. reading), understandably, they may become unmotivated to do that task. As expected, much of the time when… Read more »

Podcast for 1 Year(s) Teaching

Hi there! Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with Justin from the 1st Year(s) Teaching podcast. I had heard about the podcast because of his interview with NPR Ed writer Anya Kamenetz. We discussed common misconceptions, philosophies about teaching, and technology tools to support all learners. Listen here!

Response to the ILA Research Advisory on Dyslexia

It’s been almost a week since someone shared the International Literacy Association’s Research Advisory paper on Dyslexia on one of the listservs I’m on. I am not 100% satisfied with my response, but I am 1 person doing this in my spare time not a whole panel of experts, and I still feel that I have… Read more »

YouTube Tips for Teachers

Click here to Tweet this article   YouTube is an incredibly useful tool – it can explain information, it can explore worlds that children have never seen, it can increase engagement (don’t get me started on schools that block YouTube). Approach videos the same way you would any other text: with Close Reading (or Close Viewing?). As with… Read more »

Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD)

Click here to Tweet this article  I’ve referenced SRSD in probably all of my posts about writing (and many reading posts, too), but I haven’t written an introductory post about it, which seems silly. As I attempt to share many of my resources about writing interventions, I wanted to define what Self-Regulated Strategy Strategy Development (SRSD)… Read more »

Practice what you Preach (& Tweet)

I had been thinking a lot about Growth Mindset and –to me unrelatedly– thinking about whether I should share my lessons, emails, and musings with you, the reader, more consistently. Well, these seemingly unrelated ideas were merged when Principal Greg Bagby (@gregbagby) shared these valuable resources about a “Lunch and Learn” he did for parents about Growth… Read more »

Practice What You Preach

Practice what you Preach: Accessibility on Websites Edition. My husband, a web developer, has talked to me a lot about accessibility on the web – everything from the contrast (think NOT your typical geocities or angelfire site) to the font size, and from layout to highlighting the importance of not only having captions on my pictures, but… Read more »

Closed Captioning to Support Literacy

Turning closed captioning on while a child watches video content helps children with hearing or auditory-rooted difficulties, but I also frequently recommend closed captioning for students with dyslexia and other reading-based differences. Sound counterintuitive? It has two goals: One is simply to expose children to text in multiple facets of their life since we don’t want children… Read more »

#ISTE2015: Tuesday Round-Up

Another crazy, learning-filled day! I may have to split it into two parts because there was just! So! Much! My first session of the day was from Erin Klein (@KleinErin) and Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp), two engaging & charming speakers, who are both still in the classroom. I have so much respect for professional development-providers who… Read more »

#ISTE2015: Monday Round-Up

I feel like I saw so much, and yet I know each session time and exhibitor viewing came with several sacrifices, so I’m excited to read about other people’s experiences, so I can hear what I missed! I’m grateful to the presenters who uploaded their handouts, so that I may view them even if I… Read more »