How Inquiry Teaching Can Help Us Through Divided Times –

How Inquiry Teaching Can Help Us Through Divided Times by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Educators and education, in general, political are getting swept into the morass of culture wars and polemic battles playing out in our media and processes and the downstream effects aren’t only disspiriting, they’re dangerous. Dangerous to and for the … Read more

Everything Teachers Loved This Week

Whether you’re hoping to snag some inexpensive classroom rewards, find fun and easy inspiration, have a laugh or vent frustrations, download free resources, or add some supplies lessons to your wish list, you can count on your fellow teachers to have the best tips. To make things easier, we’ve gathered up all the articles and … Read more

10 Must Have 3rd Grade Fractions Activities

The fractions unit in one of the most critical math focuses in 3rd grade. Students should come to third grade with a basic understanding of fractions of a shape based on 2nd grade geometry standards. But, in 3rd grade, students are introduced to fractions and quickly move into other key fraction standards: fractions on a … Read more

How to IMPROVE Six Popular ESL Activities: Making Them More Than Just Talking PART 1

You’ve probably seen some of these activities demonstrated at ESL teaching conferences or on some internet sites or on YouTube videos with titles like: “The 10 Best Speaking Activities.” The activities are usually promoted as a way to get students to talk. However, professional teachers don’t assign activities just to get students talking. They try … Read more