Posts about: Best Instructional Practices

Questioning

“There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” Really? Teachers…

Exit Slips: Your Ticket to Closure

Since the pacing of even our most well-planned lessons can be so easily interrupted, what can we do? Exit slips allow teachers the flexibility to bring closure to a lesson at any point—a helpful tool for those days when the time has gotten away from you.

Cultivating our Minds: Active Learning in the Classroom

As teachers, we can empower our learners to become active agents in their own learning by providing opportunities for students to grapple with difficult tasks and concepts.

Research-Supported, Explicit Vocabulary Instructional Strategies

Words are a gift from God. Words allow us to communicate with…

Reflecting the Imago Dei

Imago Dei—Genesis 1:26 teaches us that mankind was created…

Learning or Work: What's the Focus of Your Classroom?

When I worked in the United States, I had the opportunity to…

Asking the Right Question

  I was recently at a conference where I got to chatting…

Thinking in an "On-Demand" World

Our world is increasingly fast-paced. Everything around us, from…

Congeniality as a Classroom Value

This academic year, every other issue of OnPractice has focused…

Back to Basics for ELLs

All students benefit from techniques teachers implement to support English language learners (ELL), and vice versa, many of the techniques good teachers use naturally can particularly help ELLs. Here are three specific techniques teachers implement to make content accessible to English language learners.