Lazy–Or Not?

Psychologist Peg Dawson suggests that children who struggle in school despite strong cognitive skills may be deficit in executive skills, not lazy. She suggests a number of strategies to help students develop executive skills.

Author: Peg Dawson

Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning

John Larmer and John R. Mergendoller advocate student-driven projects. To facilitate such projects, the authors propose that every teacher make sure he or she includes the seven essential elements of project-based learning in every long-term assignment. These elements are: A need to know A driving question Student voice and choice 21st century skills Inquiry and…

Making Group Work Productive

Authors Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher assert that teachers pay attention to these indicators of productive group work and suggest ways to ensure them:

  • Creative tasks
  • Joint attention to the task
  • Development of group social skills
  • Language and organizational support
  • Optimal group size and composition
  • An active teacher role

Author: Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher