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Give your students effective and meaningful feedback with these five tips to help your class become successful and to meet their individual goals!

5 Tips to Giving Students Feedback - The Owl Teacher

Giving students feedback does not mean only giving critiques; it also means letting students know what they're doing well.

As I've written previously, scaffolding your instruction can feel daunting and overwhelming. However, in this post I provide a list of authentic scaffolding strategies that you can start using immediately to help you meet the needs of all of your learners

Scaffolding Strategies for Any Content Area

Curriculum and instruction that are scaffolded Pg. 64 We need to scaffold our instruction to all of our students. Even your bright students will need your help and scaffolding. Every student should have the help and support from their teacher.

The homework debate is an age-old conversation in the education field. Regardless of your opinion about homework, you might have to assign it at your school. So, how can you make homework effective and see results with it? I share a few tips for giving homework effectively in this post.

Seeing Results with Homework

The homework debate is an age-old conversation in the education field. Regardless of your opinion about homework, you might have to assign it at your school. So, how can you make homework effective and see results with it? I share a few tips for giving ho

5 quick ways to use informal assessment to check for student understanding after any lesson! Includes two FREEBIES!

5 Ways to Quickly Check for Understanding

5 quick ways to use informal assessment to check for student understanding after any lesson! Includes two FREEBIES!

I'm tired of my students always picking the same friends when it comes to group work- so here are 8 different ideas for you (and me!) on how to group the students in your classroom so that you can have cooperative learning and get some teaching done!   Classroom Management | Cooperative Learning Strategies

8 Ways to Group Your Students

I'm tired of my students always picking the same friends when it comes to group work- so here are 8 different ideas for you (and me!) on how to group the students in your classroom so that you can have cooperative learning and get some teaching done!

Do you have students who rush through their work, making careless mistakes and incorrect answers? This blog post provides 10 teaching ideas to help you slow down your rushing student and get him to produce quality work!

Helping Students Who Rush Through Their Work

Do you have students who rush through their work, making careless mistakes and incorrect answers? This blog post provides 10 teaching ideas to help you slow down your rushing student and get him to produce quality work!

Learning how to work together collaboratively and cooperatively is so important--but it has to be explicitly taught and practiced.  Starting with partnerships is a great way to guide students in this process.  Check out this post with tips on how to incor

Making Partner Work Perfect!

Helping students learn to work in partners is such a critical part of what we do. Check out this post with ideas about how to get your students working together productively!

Are you making your student think critically when questioning? This simple strategy will get students thinking and justifying their reasoning with very little work on your part. Plus, it really works!

Questioning RIGHT Answers For Deeper Student Learning

Do you want to create deeper student learning? This simple strategy will get students thinking and justifying their reasoning with very little extra work!

Help students with short attention spans in your classroom with these strategies and ideas to make learning easier with ADD and ADHD disabilities.

5 Ideas to Help Students with Short Attention Spans

I know you have students with short attention spans in your class, so how are you supporting them? Our students with ADD or ADHD need special support to help them succeed, so this post outlines five ways that you can help meet the needs of your students w

Helping the Outcasted Student In Your Classroom

Helping the Outcasted Student In Your Classroom

The Secret to Making Your Teaching Matter - Teach 4 the Heart

The Secret to Making Your Teaching Matter

17 effective ways to get students to actually do their work

17 Ways to Get Your Students to Actually Do Their Work

When students consistently don't do their work, you've got some big problems on your hands. Here are 17 ideas to get students to actually do their work.

Using a preassessment in your instruction is one of the best ways to save time, close academic gaps, differentiate instruction, and deliver effective instruction. If you're not using preassessments in your classroom, then you should definitely consider do

Why You SHOULD Be Using a Preassessment

Using a preassessment in your instruction is one of the best ways to save time, close academic gaps, differentiate instruction, and deliver effective instruction. If you're not using preassessments in your classroom, then you should definitely consider do

It is so important for teachers to know if their students understand a problem. Here are some great reasons to get your students to work at the board and to do it right.

Why Your Students Should Be At the Board (and how to do it right)

It is so important for teachers to know if their students understand a problem. Here are some great reasons to get your students to work at the board and to do it right.

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