Mindset and Student Success

  Students need the right mindset for success. Knowledge, skills and strategies are not enough by themselves for students to have successful lives. They must also learn how to self-regulate, manage and direct their minds. Fixed Versus Growth Mindset Carol Dweck, Stanford University Professor of Psychology and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success […]

Character: The Foundation of Education

  The purpose of education is to draw out the best from our students. It should be about more than just making good grades on bubble tests and making money after graduation. Education should teach students how to learn and to develop a love for life-long learning. Students need to learn to think for themselves. […]

Intrinsic Motivation Awakens Qualities For Student Success

  There is a vast amount of research which has demonstrated that intrinsic motivation leads to greater creativity and productivity than extrinsic motivation. And yet most schools and businesses primarily use carrots and sticks such as grades, money and fear of failure to motivate their students and employees. External motivators are frequently used for both […]

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate and Question

  A simple teaching technique that helps students learn; now there’s something few teachers would pass up! This particular technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying. They analyze, reflect, relate, and question via these four prompts: “Identify one important concept, research finding, theory, or idea … […]

What to Consider When Writing a Lesson Plan

  Even though there are so many lesson plan resources on the net, we believe that there can be no substitute for a lesson plan that is created by you, the teacher, that is tailored to the specific student populations you are serving. This tutorial is meant to assist you in developing a plan that […]

Five Essentials for Creating a Positive Classroom

  Establishing a positive environment within your classroom is not something that will happen straight away. As you adjust various aspects of your classroom, you will start to notice slow changes beginning to have their effect on your students and the quality of your teaching. This often involves trial and error and the slight adjustment […]

Humor in the Classroom: 40 Years of Research

  You have to admire scholars willing to look at 40 years of research on any topic, and this particular review is useful to faculty interested in understanding the role of humor in education. It starts with definitions, functions, and theories of humor. It identifies a wide range of different types of humor. It reviews […]

What Is Balanced Literacy ?

  All schoolchildren are taught to read and write, and balanced literacy is the framework we use to makes sure this is as successful and productive as possible. The idea behind the concept is that all students can be literate and begin to enjoy literacy – whatever their ability or age. By finding the correct […]