Motivating Students Through Increased Engagement

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Mastery Learning

Motivating Students Through Increased Engagement

Motivating Students Is Always A Challenge. Motivating students is one of the most elusive and commonly discussed topics during my work with teachers. Many times, the conversation starts with a statement like, “They just won’t do the work,”or, ”I can’t get them motivated.” I’ve said these things myself, and I’m sure you have, too. The common theme in both of … Read More

5 Ways to Use Padlet in Your Classroom

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Technology

5 Ways to Use Padlet in Your Classroom

What is Padlet? Padlet, in case you aren’t aware, is a fantastic live posting board you can utilize with your students or colleagues to collect, curate, interact, and comment on anything from documents, posts, ideas, or web links.  All this collaboration happens in real-time, and anyone can access it from anywhere as long as they have the link to your … Read More

7 Ways to Make Learning Impossible in Your Classroom

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Survival

7 Ways to Make Learning Impossible in Your Classroom

We talk a lot about how to increase student achievement and improve learning in our classrooms. A lot of these conversations are centered around what needs to be added or changed in a classroom, NOT what should be removed. Many of the practices that still exist in classrooms across the country are not only outdated, but they are making progress … Read More

Why Your Staff Hates Meetings (video)

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Video

Why Your Teachers Hate Meetings (video)

Why Your Staff Hates Meetings Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys! Today I’m going to talk about something that we all think about, and that is why you or your staff might hate staff meetings. I’m going to give you four reasons that you can think about, make adjustments for, hopefully make your next staff meeting a little … Read More