Literacy Strategies for Grades 4–12

by Karen Tankersley Table of Contents Chapter 5. Higher-Order Thinking The ultimate goal of literacy instruction is for students to be able to process text at the level of evaluation, synthesis, analysis, and interpretation. This level is the final thread in the reading tapestry. Once students have learned to read, we spend most of our […]

Learning Objectives: What Are They and How Do I Write Them?

y ModelTeaching | Aug 29, 2018 | Lesson & Curriculum Planning, Teaching Strategies | 1 comment Do you sometimes find yourself using the state standard as your learning objective because you are unsure of how to write one yourself? Or maybe you are just leaving them out all together? Find out what information you should […]

Why Does Writing Good Learning Objectives Matter?

POSTED ON MARCH 1, 2017 BY HAIYAN ZHOU As a former adjunct instructor, later a training coordinator, instructional designer, and now a teaching and learning consultant, I have worked with many faculty on course design and how to articulate learning objectives. My experience has shown me that you can never emphasize enough the importance of having good learning […]

Avoiding the Siren Calls

Mark Wise and Beth Pandolpho Education leaders need to help new teachers find the most effective—not necessarily the most efficient—instructional strategies. In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, the Sirens were dangerous creatures who tempted travelers with their captivating song, leading them astray and dangerously off-course. Similarly, familiar and deceptively efficient instructional strategies can be tempting […]