student choice

5 Ways to Help ALL Students Love School

5 Ways to Help ALL Students Love School

August 29, 2019

All kids should love school. Yes, they should.  But we all know that they don’t.  In fact, many hate it. By high school, many students have become disenagaged.  And we’re losing some really bright minds along the way. Jake’s* story: My...

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Give students ownership with the Jigsaw

Give students ownership with the Jigsaw

January 25, 2017

Differentiating learning for all students is hard enough—now we are asked to think about giving students a choice and voice in their own learning. Seems like more work for the teacher. And, on the front end, it is. But here...

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Teachers’ Messages and Student Engagement

Teachers’ Messages and Student Engagement

March 6, 2014

I spent an hour recently visiting classrooms. First day after a break, with an anticipated snow day to follow, it could have been easy to lose the student engagement fight. Indeed, a few kids seemed to be moving a bit...

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