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Scaffolding Science Labs in Middle School

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Grade 8 Science – Fluids Unit

Scaffolding is an important aspect of teaching that impacts all of the learners in our classroom. 650 more words

Gr 7-8 Science & Tech

ePortfolios: Benefits, Tips and Ideas for the Future

Like many academics, I have a healthy skepticism of assessment. As a social scientist, I usually object on methodological grounds. In particular, assessment instruments often focus on immediate or short-term gains and do not account for deeper and longer-term learning. 815 more words

Teaching Strategies

Is Your Feedback Helping or Hindering Student Learning?

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We know how important feedback is for student learning, but what if it’s having the opposite effect? In this new post by… 138 more words

Teaching Strategies

Strategies for Enhancing Student Engagement

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When our students are engaged, everything feels right with the world.

Student engagement is essential for learning and strong school communities. 152 more words

Teaching Strategies

fit to be tied

I haven’t taught Philip how to tie a knot.

I buy him shoes with Velcro because I’m settling for the easy way out. I’m not suggesting that Philip can’t learn this skill, I just don’t know how to instruct him. 239 more words


O2 Offering Appropriate Challenge in Social Studies

Hope Standard O2 focuses on offering appropriate challenge in the content area. It states that “teacher-candidates plan and/or adapt curricula that are standards driven so students develop understanding and problem-solving expertise in the content area(s) using reading, written and oral communication, and technology… 414 more words

EDU 4400