Tag Archives : Pedagogy

[SPECIAL]: Understanding By Design – A Tribute to the Work of Grant Wiggins

Episode 002: Understanding By Design and the Work of Grant Wiggins Joey Lee 2014 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Twitter: @JoeyLeeNHTOY On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Joey Lee, a social studies teacher and ice hockey coach at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH, who is the 2014 New Hampshire Teacher of […]

Homework in the Standards-Based Grading Classroom 1

In a standards-based system, the grades are dependent on one thing—student-learning outcomes. In short, only evidence of learning on a particular standard is included in a grade. Behaviors, conduct, work ethic, practice and task completion are all separated from the grade, unless they are explicitly tied to the standards in some way and measured according […]

Teacher Leadership Challenge | October 11, 2013

This is a multipart series of posts intended to help teachers grow their leadership practice and ignite conversations about education online and in person. The goal of a teacher leader is to improve the learning of all students through their efforts, collaboration, and influence. The 2014 Teacher Leadership Challenge is a weekly installment activity that poses a […]

Why Every Educator Needs a Visit From a Penguin 2

How often do others get to witness the great things that happen in your classroom, school, or district? Well, of course, the students see it regularly, but how about others? Likely, it’s not that often. This could be for a variety of reasons, but often we in education are not able to share the great […]

Does Blended Learning Have a Place in the Classroom? [INFOGRAPHIC] 4

Consider the current teaching and learning that takes place in your conventional classroom. It’s likely that there are some great things going on there already. Class discussions, hands-on activities, and group projects may be a few of the first things that come to mind; however, there are some other elements of a traditional classroom experience […]