10 ways to build a growth mindset in your classroom

The term “growth mindset” was coined by Carol Dweck over 30 years ago to describe the beliefs that people have about intelligence and learning. She describes a “fixed mindset” as one that believes the intelligence is fixed and can’t be changed. Those who have a growth mindset, however, believe that they can get smarter and […]

20 ways to analyze text, images with Edji

Texts and images related to the content we teach can spark students’ imagination. Provoke controversy and fierce debate. Inspire them to see themselves — and the world differently. But done poorly, they can be one-dimensional learning. Fact recall-based. Anything but memorable. What makes the difference? What causes some lessons to flourish and others to flop? […]

10 tools for effective peer feedback in the classroom

Providing feedback is an important skill. The ability to give meaningful feedback is to our peers is even more powerful. Here are 10 tools for effective peer feedback in the classroom.

As teachers, we strive to provide our students with quality feedback on their work. Getting feedback from their teacher is useful but getting feedback from their peers can be even more powerful. How can we begin to incorporate peer feedback into our classroom? And what tools are available to help our students begin to provide […]

Providing powerful feedback in the classroom: Strategies, tips, and tools from fellow educators

Feedback plays a crucial role in teaching and learning. We are constantly giving one another verbal and nonverbal feedback often without even realizing it. But giving intentional, meaningful feedback is a skill that we rely on to provide our students with checkpoints along their path towards a goal. In an article published in ASCD.org, the late Grant […]

10+ ways to use Flipgrid’s newest features in the classroom

For many students, video is just part of the way they speak. Snapchat. Instagram. YouTube. For many of them, they think in terms of sharing socially. Video has never been more accessible and available to use in classroom settings. Flipgrid is a platform where students can respond to prompts with short video responses. And Flipgrid […]