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.
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 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.
Social Studies Opinion With Supports, Kindergartners Can Use Academic Language (Video)
This elementary school teacher shows how she uses sentence starters and descriptive charts in a lesson about differentiating fact from opinion.
Teaching Opinion Creating Positive Classroom Culture With Encouraging Language (Video)
Sixth grade teacher Suney Park shares how using positive language can build students' self-esteem and foster a positive learning environment.
Teaching Opinion A Simple Classroom Strategy for Increasing Engagement (Video)
Eighth grade teachers Shannon Kay and Meredith Sweeney share how a simple group activity can encourage student engagement and support English-language learners.
Student Well-Being Opinion Parallel Lines: A Speaking & Listening Strategy (Video)
Jessica Hegg, a dual language teacher at Banting Elementary in Waukesha, Wisc., engages her 5th grade class in an innovative lesson that helps students practice speaking and listening.
Teaching Opinion A Classroom Strategy: Making Sense of Fractions Through Group Work (Video)
A 5th grade teacher uses fractions to promote both language and math skills in her dual-language classroom.