3 Reasons Why More Reading Won’t Build Kid’s Vocabulary

Research shows that enriching students’ vocabulary improves their reading comprehension. This is especially the case when: You teach challenging words contained in a text Students then read the text with those targeted words I surveyed 300 teachers about how they help students to improve their vocabulary. 248 teachers responded with how they help students improve their vocabulary. … Read more

The I Do WE Do YOU Do Model Explained

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The I Do – We Do – You Do model involves you in following a series of steps starting with you leading instruction and finishing with students working independently. In the I Do stage, you explain what students need to understand or model how to do a process. Then, in the We Do stage, you … Read more

8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On

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Robert Marzano and John Hattie have both reviewed the research on which teaching strategies work best. While they used different methods and terminology, they agreed on these 8 powerful strategies. 1. A Clear Focus Hattie states that lesson goals: Should clarify what you want your students to learn Can focus on surface or deep learning (or both) Must be … Read more

The Value of Student Feedback Infographic

Do you want to help your students do better at school? If so, try giving your students some effective feedback about their work. Feedback is a high impact teaching strategy. Learn more in this student feedback infographic. If you give your students quality feedback, they will achieve better results. Yet: Too many students say they … Read more

Kids Deserve to Be Taught

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Kids deserve to be taught. When students don’t have foundational knowledge, expecting them to learn and discover things on their own is not an effective way to teach. Imagine This Scene Last year, I was extremely excited. After nearly half a century of walking this Earth, I was finally going to see snow – and … Read more

10 Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies for 2021

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Most teachers I know care deeply about helping their students succeed at school, and if you are reading this article, you are undoubtedly one of them. Yet, research has revealed some teaching strategies have far more impact than others. These are evidence-based teaching strategies. Busy teachers have so many demands on their time that it … Read more