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

Kids Do Better When They Are Engaged

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Everyone wants to be engaged. What are some hooks you use in lessons to capture kids’ attention? Use the ATLAS strategy to think about engagement—attention, transition, lesson, activity, and summation. Engagement Engagement! We can’t get away from it. This is only the 3rd post of my new series—Kids Do Better When…and I’m already talking about engagement again. Do you … Read More

Engagement and Equitability with Easy-to-Use Canvas Quizzes (VIDEO)

Don LotterBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Canvas has an auto-grading feature to use for quizzes. These quizzes can be used at the end of lectures and encourage students to take good notes. If you offer enough quizzes, this can improve equity by allowing students to fail or miss quizzes and still be successful in class. The quiz auto-grading feature of Canvas can be used to … Read More

Engage in Reading Madness!

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Tournament brackets are a great way to engage students in school. March is the perfect time to use brackets for a book tournament. Holding a March Madness tournament for books in your school can be highly engaging and involve all of your students and the community. Let’s Get Ready to Rumble…. OK, maybe not rumble exactly….   Let’s Get Ready … Read More

Engage and Elevate Better This Holiday Season!

Martin SilvermanBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Engage in reflection in December and try not to get overwhelmed by the swirl of activities. Look at your calendar for December NOW. What events will not bring you joy? Decide to skip those. Purposely and purposefully unplug at least one day this month. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…kinda. December is a funny month when you … Read More