How Do You Differentiate Up?

Todd StanleyBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: When you differentiate, what are you doing for students who need more of a challenge? You must differentiate up as well. When we hear the term differentiate, we often think this means differentiating to support kids who are struggling. It might mean taking a complex task and chunking it into more easy-to-digest pieces. It could be scaffolding a lesson … Read More

Above & Beyond | Episode 29 with Tim Stephenson

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Meet Tim Stephenson—husband and father, high school teacher, author, blogger, podcaster and TEDx presenter, from Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Tim has made a career out of teaching science, notably through an Astronomy course that he created. He made a commitment early on to interact with his students and curriculum in uniquely connective ways, with a stance of curiosity, excitement, and … Read More

Five Classroom Tips for Teachers

Kristen KoppersBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Learn classroom tips to be more efficient at work. Don’t grade everything. Avoid recreating the wheel. Differentiate classroom instruction. Allow students to learn together using technology. Create an inviting classroom. As educators, we know that we do not work a 9 to 5. The reality of it is that we work 12 months in only a nine month period. … Read More

EP64: How to Get Creative in Your Learning Space Set Up

The Staff Room PodcastStaff Room Podcast

In Episode 64 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their Learning Spaces during Face-to-face teaching. Both of them experienced lots of change with their classroom, so going back to reflect on the process was very beneficial. They discussed how they have transformed their unconventional spaces to be thriving and opportune for creativity for both of their classrooms. … Read More

How to Build Valuable Relationships with Your Colleagues

Rae HughartBlog, Lead Better

In this Post : Valuable relationships with colleagues is a must – but how do we use our time effectively? 5 Suggestions for quick ways to build relationships – set a timer, pop into a classroom, & attend a school event all make the list of options. We never feel like we have time, but relationships are worth it! Just … Read More