Required Reading is a Drag You Can Easily Fixed

Most students hate required reading. Hacking Literacy author Gerard Dawson explains how to improve this issue with the 80/20 Analysis in the Hack Learning Podcast episode above.

Here are the highlights:

The Problem: Required Reading is a Drag

Many literacy teachers face a conundrum:...

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3 Simple Hacks for Teaching Resiliency to Students

As educators, we know that one of our most important responsibilities is to help our students develop the skills they need to be successful in life. One such skill is resilience—the ability to bounce back from setbacks and difficulties.

Teaching resilience is not difficult. It does,...

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4 Ways to Improve Project-Based Learning in Your Classroom

When students enter the classroom, project-based learning (PBL) is probably the last thing on their minds. They're more interested in what they'll be doing that day and who they'll be sitting next to.

But in many effective and engaging classrooms, PBL is the first thing on the educators'...

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Organize Your Districts Calendar

School districts are known for having complex, confusing schedules, and events that all seem to be going on at once.

The range of special events,  Board of Education meetings, staff meetings, and social gatherings can become overwhelming and hard to keep track of.

A passing glance of...

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Homework Is Not Helping: How To Help Students Retain New Math Concepts

You’ve probably heard of the song by The Notorious B.I.G., “Mo Problems, Mo Money.”

It’s an a cappella choral piece that poetically shares the scientific evidence that backs the claim that the amount of math homework students do per day directly impacts the...

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Teacher Quiet Zones: Escape the Chaos and Maximize Your Planning Time

The frenetic pace of the typical school day brings a cornucopia of noise and distraction.

Sure, this is the nature of school and some chaos should be embraced, but at some point during a teacher’s day, quiet is needed for planning, grading, and simply getting centered.

In fact, most...

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Build a Classroom Identity and Nurture Belonging

33-year veteran classroom teacher, James Alan Sturtevant, wowed teachers with the original Hacking Engagement, which contains 50 Tips and Tools to Engage Teachers and Learners Daily.

Those educators and students got better, but they craved more. So, longtime educator and wildly...

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How To Structure a Project Based Learning Experience

As questions about project-based learning (PBL) continue to swirl, we turned to the experts to help answer our questions. 

Experienced classroom teachers and school administrators Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy explain how to empower those intimidated by PBL to cry, “I...

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Setting and Modeling High Expectations

In his popular book, Hacking Classroom Management, Utah English Teacher of the Year and sought-after speaker Mike Roberts brings you 10 quick and easy classroom management hacks that will make your classroom the place to be for all your students.

He shows you how to create an...

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uNveiling a Place to Call Home: Making the Classroom a Safe Space for Every Student

No matter how much we travel or how often we go away, there is always one place we look forward to getting back to: home. It is the place where we feel most comfortable, loved, and free.

Home is where we are accepted for who we are by those we love the most. After a long day at work, home is...

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