Posts about: Best Instructional Practices

Using Classroom Conversations to Build Language Fluency

When working with ESL students in the classroom, getting them…

Maximizing Cooperative Learning in your Classroom

Multiple studies have shown cooperative learning positively impacts…

Mapping out Success through Formative Assessment

One of my favorite apps for navigation is Waze. This app not…

Getting Students Moving

As a teacher, I spend my days on my feet. I know that my proximity…

Preparing the Soil for Learning

What makes teaching effective? How do we prepare the learning…

Providing Meaningful Feedback

One of the most challenging—and most rewarding—aspects of…

Maximizing Learning through Instructional Videos

Videos and video clips can serve as excellent instructional and…

‘Tis the Season for Reviewing

In school settings, December frequently signals the end of the…

Vocabulary Instruction: It Really Does Matter

As teachers, we all know the importance of helping students develop…

Designing a Literacy-Rich Classroom

It has been said that learning travels on language, and there…