3 Ways to Help Close the Achievement Gap with Problem-Solving Skills

October 11, 2017 By Pam Gothart

Students from poverty often come to school with fewer problem-solving skills than peers.

Lori Wenzinger Wins the Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Teaching Award of Excellence

October 11, 2017 By Caitlyn Robbins

There couldnt be a more meaningful time to recognize the work of Lori Wenzinger (center), recipient of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Teaching Award of Excellence. 

4 Ways to Use Storytelling to Help Students Engage with Social Studies

October 5, 2017 By Dixie Massey

“My least favorite thing about school is world history.”

3 Ways to Teach Sequencing and Processing Skills to Close the Achievement Gap

October 3, 2017 By Pam Gothart

Find out how to teach sequencing and processing skills to help close the achievement gap for students in poverty

The Ideal Learning Environment: Back-to-School Classroom Organization

September 22, 2017 By Pam Gothart

Start off the school year with classroom organization strategies that improve learning

Extend Social Studies with Structured Online Discussions

September 6, 2017 By Dr. Aaron Willis

 Using discussion boards can be an excellent way to engage students with important  middle and high school social studies content.

Brain-Based Research and the Need for Hands-On Learning

August 25, 2017 By Dr. Aaron Willis

Rapid advances in brain-based imaging teach us that students need meaning in order to recall information, according to Differentiation and the Brain by David A. Sousa and Carol Ann Tomlinson.

No Student Is Average: Building a Curriculum for Individuals

August 22, 2017 By Dr. Aaron Willis
 
The trend toward personalized learning in education has called into question our culture’s extensive use of the concept of “average” to assess individual performance.