Getting your Feet wet with a Classroom Transformation (video)

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Teach Further, Video

Getting Your Feet Wet With A Classroom Transformation (video)

When you’re looking at doing classroom transformations, you have to consider the five senses. Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys! It’s Rae and we are talking classroom transformation! Now I do classroom transformations all the time, I would love to even do them more frequently, but when I talk about classroom transformations, especially in the Teach Further Model … Read More

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans: Assess Understanding, Not Task Completion

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Standards-Based Grading

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans - Assess Understanding Not Task Completion

What’s the 8th way you can fix your lesson plans? Assess Understanding, Not Task Completion! It is time to start assessing student on what they KNOW rather than the tasks they have completed. Anyone can do a checklist, but someone that has proven mastery in understand the content, can explain it! Consider what your students KNOW while planning your next … Read More

5 Simple Strategies to CRAFT a Need-Satisfying Classroom

Allyson ApseyBlog, Class Management

5 Simple Strategies to CRAFT a Need-Satisfying Classroom by Allyson Apsey

When I first became a teacher, I was horrible at classroom management. When I say horrible, I mean “pulling my hair out because I couldn’t control the classroom for the life of me” horrible. Years later, I learned that I was almost fired that first year. Yes…I was that bad. Fortunately, someone saw a glimmer of hope in me and … Read More

Let Your Students Lead

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

Let your students lead

Letting go of control in your classroom is difficult. As teachers, we sometimes have a hard time letting go of control. As we consider management issues, keeping everyone engaged, and the constant pressures of pacing guides and state testing, the easiest solution seems to be for us to take control in any and every way possible. This often leads to … Read More