Educators educating Educators

Jul 23

More Of vs. Less Of

We must continue to change CLASSROOMS to meet the needs of students, rather than change STUDENTS to meet the needs of our classrooms.


How we can change classrooms to Fit Kids!

Less of:

Rows of desks

“Ability grouping”

Whole class teaching


Identical assignments for all

Teacher talk

More of:


Flexible groups


Differentiated Curriculum

Student-student talk



In case you get bored with the lazy days of summer and want to get a jump preparing for the coming school year, I added to Stuff4Educators a section called How to Study Better based on research from Harvard Medical School that highlights four science-backed ways towards better learning (Hint: drop the highlighter). Additionally, I posted a YouTube video under exercise from the Dana Foundation that won the Northwest Emmy award called Exercise and the Brain that explores the benefits of exercise on the brain and learning. Finally, some books that I have read this past year and found to be stimulating are listed.