My Hypothesis on Assessment

Tim StephensonBlog, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Assessment is a hot topic in all schools. Before looking at assessments, look at your teaching. What are you doing that makes learning relevant for all students? My Hypothesis on Assessment Well, it certainly has been a while since I last wrote a blog post here at Teach Better. For much of this school year, I’ve been focusing on … Read More

Boosting Student Engagement in the Spring

Rachelle Dené PothBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Trying new ideas at the end of the school year can increase student engagement and help retain content. Versatile methods like choice boards, creativity tools, game-based learning, and interactive lessons boost engagement and curiosity. Incorporating student input, STEM activities, and problem-solving challenges further enhance learning experiences and promote essential skills development. Why try new ideas? With the school year … Read More

Keeping Engagement High Through the End of the Year

Kristen MooreBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are natural energy surges in the classroom. Learning to work with them keeps your classroom engaged, not chaotic. Lessons that are grounded in the real world, relevant to students’ interests or aspirations, and raise the rigor and expectations of students provide a naturally more engaging stage for students to learn. Teachers can use AI to help identify real-world … Read More

Kids Do Better When They Are Excited to Learn

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Creating a culture of excitement leads to a positive learning environment that encourages collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Excitement is contagious. Learn 7 ways to create an enthusiastic environment and 7 ways to create an enthusiastic lesson. Spend time laughing with your students; it is essential to creating a warm and positive classroom culture where students feel comfortable and … Read More

Age is really just a NUMBER!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Ageism is a valuable topic to reflect on and discuss. There are collaborative strategies you can use to increase student engagement in discussions. As the year goes by, we think of our age as an accomplishment, a number that made meaningful moments matter and time really does fly by. What is important to consider is how age contributes to … Read More