Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Edutopia Weighs In On Homework, With Some Humor

Nick Provenzano (on the left.)

1. A Teacher's Anti-Resolutions for the New Year by Nick Provenzano

9. I resolve to use technology as the basis of all the lessons I create. My first question during my lesson planning will always be, "How I can use the iPad here?" It will always be technology first, curriculum second and students third. 


2. A New Year's Goal: Stop Giving So Much Homework  by Elena Aguilar

Elena Aguilar

I also hear many complaints that students don't do homework, or when they turn it in, that teachers have too much to grade (and frequently don't grade it). 



3. Tips for Grading and Giving Students Feedback by Heather Wolpert-Gowan

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

And while you're at it, give them a way to give feedback to you. If they believe that you are reading their feedback, they will be more likely to read yours.


4. Teaching Students the ABCs of Resilience by Renee Jain
Renee Jain

  Instead of sidestepping challenge, we can teach kids to cope positively, to learn and grow from adversity.


Excelsior! (Ever Upward!)





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