Supporting Student Productive Struggle

Matthew JosephBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

In This Post: The definition of student productive struggle. Why productive struggle is important for students. Ways to promote productive struggle in your classroom, from planning to implementation. This week some of our school leaders and intervention professionals held a fall data meeting. One of the discussions, besides progress or increased needs, focused on the productive struggle of learners. Productive … Read More

4 Ways to Engage Students With Your Community

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Tech Better

In This Post: Community engagement is an incredibly valuable experience for students. Four ways to incorporate community engagement into your classroom or in your role. I have learned a number of different strategies for teaching over the last few years. I’ve taken a deep dive into mastery learning and explored gamification. I have dabbled with badging. I have dissected personalized … Read More

Using Words to Cultivate Classroom Community

Kendall LawsonBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better

In This Post: The value of words to build classroom community. One activity to cultivate a meaningful, positive classroom community. The importance of keeping your classroom community strong. Words are powerful. Powerful in the way they are strung together to say something, in the tone and demeanor in which they sound or look, and in the way they can make … Read More

Waiting to Have “Those Conversations” Is Hurting Students

Rae HughartBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

In This Post The importance of conversations about our students’ futures. Helping our classrooms become avenues for discovering passion & practical uses for it! Using your content to help students find their futures. Growing up, learning was a struggle. I moved throughout my day feeling as if I was walking through a fog of confusion. While most of my classes … Read More