How to Improve Reading with the 80/20 Analysis

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Hacking Literacy author Gerard Dawson explains how to improve reading with the 80/20 Analysis.

The Problem: Required reading is a drag

Many literacy teachers face a conundrum: They are handed a stack of dusty novels or an aging anthology and told to teach the texts by June....

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Nail Your New Year’s Resolution: Published Author Shares Her How to Write a Book Blueprint

Connie Hamilton wrote a book. What’s the big deal? Like most would-be writers, Connie wondered if she could do it.

In Episode 79 of the Hack Learning Podcast, educator/presenter and popular Twitter influencer Connie Hamilton explains how she went from self-doubting, wannabe writer to a...

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How To Overcome PBL Paralysis: Sneak Peek Inside Hacking Project Based Learning

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PBL paralysis. That’s a scary phrase that makes many teachers run as fast and far as possible away from project-based learning.

Hacking Project Based Learning authors and PBL and inquiry learning experts Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy, though, explain how to overcome...

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5 Strategies Most Writing Teachers Never Learned

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In a different life, I was an English teacher. In fact, I spent the first half of my twenty-four-year career in education writing beside middle and high school kids. Writing workshop was my passion, and Nancie Atwell was my hero (well, she still is).

Naturally, I was thrilled when my principal...

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How One Simple Tool Helps Uncover Your Biases

An excerpt from Hacking Engagement: 50 Tips & Tools To Engage Teachers and Learners Daily

The Problem: Teachers accidentally alienate certain students

As a rookie teacher, I thought I had it all figured out. For some odd reason, I went out on a limb and professed a position on a...

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5 Simple Ways To Integrate Core Values Into Everyday Teaching And Learning

Kansas middle school teacher Casey Ewy decided to make a change: “When I finally realized that kids will become independent, enthusiastic learners if they are part of a non-threatening community, I threw out everything that most teachers consider classroom management,” Ewy says.

She...

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Hacking Live Chats With 4 Twitter Gurus

Want to learn something new, right now? Did you know that powerful information, opinions, and resources are a click away? Where is this wealth of knowledge? In a live Twitter chat.

If you know Twitter and understand the hashtag, you know how easy it is to search any #hashtag on Twitter. Or, if...

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13 Thirty-Second Assessment Strategies

I know a few teachers this year who are committed to assessing students without testing them. That’s right: they’re not only ditching grades, they’re trying to ditch the tests that produce them too.

They are confident that the data they’re gathering provides far...

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Hacking Classroom Management And Building A Learning Community

In this episode of the Hack Learning Podcast, we discuss 5 classroom management tips that will work at any school.

Learn a few simple ways to hack classroom management in the podcast above and the content below, and be sure to tell us how classroom management works at your school....

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6 Ridiculous Reasons Teachers Assign Homework

Mark Barnes identifies 6 ridiculous reasons that teachers assign traditional homework and explains how to circumvent each reason and eliminate outdated traditional homework.

In this brief Hack Learning Podcast episode Barnes, longtime educator, author and Hack Learning creator, explains how to...

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