From the Sidelines

Better Questions

Ian Byrdseed maintains a great website to help us think about our gifted learners. However, he has written a great series of short, helpful articles about questioning. Give them a look - how can our questioning techniques increase learning and rigor?


http://www.byrdseed.com/category/questioning/

Thinking Maps for Planning with Data

I was so impressed with your data work last week! I can't brag about you guys enough!

Standing Room Only

Are you looking for new ways to increase attention and decrease unwanted behaviors? See if standing desks (which can be improvised) might be an answer:


http://www.today.com/parents/why-schools-are-adding-standing-desks-classroom-t51856

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Primary Sources and English Language Learners

Colorín Colorado is one of my favorite sites to research ideas for English Language Learners! Here is a great article about using primary sources:


http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/primary-sources-library-congress-and-english-learners