Archive for February 2016

Engaging the Disengaged, Number Eight: Teacher Talk Part One, To Praise or Not to Praise

This is part one of a two-part series on the importance of using teacher talk to engage our students. During my last and...

Engaging the Disengaged, Number Seven

Topic Choice in Writing In Best Practices: Bringing Standards to Life in American Classrooms, Fourth Edition, Daniels, Hyde,...

Engaging the Disengaged, Number Six

Is Calling on Hands An Archaic Practice? Many years ago, I can remember long lectures given by my teachers that were only...

Engaging the Disengaged, Number Five

Strength Based Teaching [W]hat would happen if teachers were as vigilant about looking for signs of brilliance as they...