How To Ensure Students Take Your Feedback Seriously

How to give powerful feedback



“Stop ranting!” That’s what students are thinking, whenever a teacher begins giving feedback. Research, too, suggests that most children label feedback as demoralizing, irrelevant and unhelpful. Here we share a few ideas to ensure students take your feedback seriously. But, first   Why students hate receiving feedback As a teacher, you understand the value of your...
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Warning: At-risk Students!

help the at-risk students excel



Chasing Common Core goals isn’t easy; especially, if one teaches at-risk students. The popular approach is – identify the students at risk, and place them in relevant intervention programs. The problem is- pulling out students from the classroom – to attend an intervention program – threatens their social standing among their peers. Fact is, pull-out...
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Personalized Learning, Really! – The 7 Components of personalized learning

7 Components of personalzied learning



What does it mean to “implement personalized learning”? We believe personalized learning implementation should emphasize on student-centered classrooms. As discussed in previous posts, it depends on your understanding of personalized learning, and your belief in student-driven instruction. Here, we list seven components of personalized learning. Understanding these components would help you design classroom programs that...
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Transforming Schools for Language Learners: The Push-in Model

Transforming learning for ELLs



Do you have students struggling with Language Arts? Failure to read proficiently and independently by fourth grade can hinder student progress seriously. If your students cannot read properly, they would fail to comprehend the grade-level material. Most of them would end-up juggling between the basics-of-reading and the advanced grade-level material. Schools utilize various models of...
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How to Teach Math Through Problem-solving

Problem-solving



Teaching Problem solving isn’t an easy process. A teacher by nature is an expert; problem-solving is easy for them, and they are so fluent in their fields that they find it difficult to articulate the principles, strategies and the process of problem solving. To them, these have already become a second nature. And that’s where...
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How To Engage Gifted Students In A Regular Classroom

Engage Gifted students



Teaching gifted students in a regular classroom isn’t an easy job. It’s a grand challenge. Gifted students have unique abilities, and deserve special attention. The crucial question is – How to attend to the needs of the whole class without isolating the gifted? It’s possible, but it demands special skills and tools.   Gifted learners must be...
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PracTutor Signs the Student Privacy Pledge




PracTutor reinforces its commitment to responsible data practices and safeguarding student privacy.   Louisville, KY  – Dec 14, 2016 – PracTutor announces that it has signed the Student Privacy Pledge. By signing this pledge PracTutor has reaffirmed its commitment to keeping student data private and secure. The Student Privacy Pledge is facilitated by the Software...
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