FROM THE ARCHIVES: Curriculum Series #4—Crafting a Compelling Driving Question

Lindsay LyonsTime for Teachership Podcast

Today, I am discussing an element of project-based learning that is often overlooked – how to craft a compelling driving question.⁠ ⁠ I break down the differences between essential and driving questions, I give examples of each, and a checklist or the standard of what is needed. When you are creating a driving question, I recommend a minimum of 5 … Read More

Building Community through Morning Meeting

Maggie GiffordBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Morning meeting is a time for students to gather, discuss the day’s events and lessons, and anything else on their minds. Morning meeting is a strategy for building community in a classroom. Each morning meeting is facilitated by the teacher, but is student-driven. At precisely 9:25 on Monday morning, the doorbell rings.  Students put away their materials, quickly move … Read More

5 Ways to Use Padlet in Your Classroom

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Innovate Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better, Tech Better

5 Ways to Use Padlet in Your Classroom

What is Padlet? Padlet, in case you aren’t aware, is a fantastic live posting board you can utilize with your students or colleagues to collect, curate, interact, and comment on anything from documents, posts, ideas, or web links.  All this collaboration happens in real-time, and anyone can access it from anywhere as long as they have the link to your … Read More