Teaching Opinion How to Unleash the Power of Collaborative Learning
Three research-backed ways to facilitate interactive activities, both in and outside the classroom.
Professional Development Why Personalized Learning Is Struggling During COVID-19
Tailoring lessons to individual students’ academic needs and personal interests might be getting pushed to the backburner, out of necessity.
Classroom Technology Why 'Deep Learning' Is Hard to Do in Remote or Hybrid Schooling
Educators are helping students learn to dig deeper into topics in remote, hybrid, or socially distanced learning, but it isn’t easy.
Teaching Opinion Response: 'To Maximize Group Work, Make It Metacognitive'
A three-part series of supporting effective student group work is "wrapped-up" today with commentaries from Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher, Michael Fisher, Dr. Laura Greenstein, Debbie Zacarian, Michael Silverstone and Cindy Terebush.
Teaching Opinion Response: Effective Group Work Starts With Classroom Culture
Karen Goeller, Jill Kester, Rachael Williams, Kara Pranikoff and Cheryl Mizerny share their ideas for effective student group work.
Education Opinion What Are the Best Ways to Handle Group Work in Class?
The new question-of-the-week is: How can teachers maximize student learning gained by group work?
Assessment Video Experience Education Week’s Summit on “Testing for Real-World Performance”
Assistant Managing Editor Debra Viadero talks about the latest turn in education toward performance-based assessment and invites educators to the “Testing for Real-World Performance” summit on Tuesday, February 19, at 1 p.m. In this online event, Education Week journalists and guests will staff online “discussion rooms” on a host of topics, including: the problems and pitfalls of performance-based testing measures, ways to assess group work, alternatives to traditional grades, how some college admissions offices weigh performance-based measures, and video game-based formative assessments for elementary schools. You will get a unique opportunity to interact directly with the writers and experts who helped shape coverage of our new special report on performance assessment. After the discussions, watch writers and editors sum up the discussion in a series of livestreamed interviews.
Teaching Opinion Making the Most of Group Work Time
One of the best parts of orchestrating great group work in class is the amount of flexibility it gives a teacher to really work with students where they are. It also allows students to work at an appropriate pace, learn how to collaborate, and collectively problem solve
Student Achievement Opinion Don't Force Group Work, Facilitate Experiential Learning
Students often find group work frustrating, divisive and unsuccessful. Experiential learning principles frame group activities to be engaging, meaningful, and effective.
Teaching Opinion Sharing Personal Stories Helps Students Form Relationships (Video)
This high school English teacher helps her students get to know each other with an interviewing exercise.
Teaching Opinion Want to Avoid Classroom Interruptions? Try Rearranging Desks (Video)
This 4th grade teacher demonstrates how she arranges the desks in her classroom to facilitate student collaboration.
Teaching Opinion How Playing With Blocks Can Teach Spatial-Reasoning Skills (Video)
Allyson Krogmann Jordan, an early learning coach in Santa Monica, Calif., teaches her preschool students spatial-reasoning skills through a game using wooden building blocks.
Teaching Opinion How a School Book Club Can Foster Students' Love of Reading (Video)
Genevieve DeBose, an English-language arts teacher in New York, explains how starting a community book club gave students ownership over their own learning.
Teaching Opinion How to Start a Community Book Club That Centers Student Voice (Video)
One New York high school teacher explains how she organizes community book club meetings and prepares student leaders to guide the discussion.