Leaders Leading Learners

Could It Be? Could it be possible that instructional leaders make the mistake of explaining and illustrating lessons to learners too soon rather than extend the challenge for learners—at the optimal age—to explore answers on their own? Would it be feasible for instructional leaders to begin coaching elementary learners—fourth graders—for example—to ask questions so thatContinue reading “Leaders Leading Learners”

Before, During, and After Learning

Carol Moody, seasoned high school English teacher, illustrates a day of learning in her class. The student body consists of eighteen black students, three white students, and five Hispanic students. Today’s lesson is “Smart Goals.” BEFORE The students will watch a three-minute video on “smart goals” to help students plan goals with a path toContinue reading “Before, During, and After Learning”

Four Strategies to Motivate Students to Participate in Learning

Cynthia Mathews is Doctor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership. Mathews is also a published author of education topics and a life-long learner who spends her leisure conducting professional development workshops and researching ideas for helping amotivated students to complete their classroom assignments. Mathews may be reached at lukeandlezz@gmail.com. INTRODUCTION: With so many studentsContinue reading “Four Strategies to Motivate Students to Participate in Learning”

Research Motivation and Strategies to Apply

The following is a review and synthesis work by Ames and Ames, 1984; Brophy, 1983; Cornp and Rohrkemper, 1985; Deci and Ryan, 1985; Keller, 1983; Keller, 1983; Kolesnik, 1978; Leper and Greene, 1978; Maehr, 1984; Malone, and Lepper and McCombs, 1984; Nicholls, 1984; Wolodkowski, 1978, and Mathews, 2020.   (http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/journals/ed_lead/el_198710_brophy.pdf) Cynthia Mathews is Doctor of CurriculumContinue reading “Research Motivation and Strategies to Apply”

Mathews’ Strategies for Student Management and Success

ABOUT: Cynthia Mathews is Doctor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership. She conducts professional development workshops and teaches English in secondary education. Mathews is author of Cynthia Mathews on Curriculum and Instruction, A Nice and Nippy Discourse (letters for school leaders), GramSlam (grammar lessons), Life Is How You Punctuate It 2! (punctuation practice) andContinue reading “Mathews’ Strategies for Student Management and Success”

How to help SPED Students

About Writer of this Post: Cynthia Mathews is a Doctor of Education per Curriculum and Instruction and Education Leadership. She is a school teacher of English secondary education, and she spends her time creating and conducting professional development workshops for educators. Mathews creates and promotes education forums, stage plays, and directs students in leadership. SheContinue reading “How to help SPED Students”

How to Manage Student Learning

As a teacher, you must apply the best management techniques that will help motivate your students to both behave and to learn during classroom instruction. While there are many teaching and learning techniques to choose from, the withitness and the ripple effect approaches are among the best classroom practices to follow. These technique work becauseContinue reading “How to Manage Student Learning”

Bonus Points versus Academic Support

“It’s me again, Doc. Got a few minutes?” “Sure, Vivian. How are you?” “Grading papers: grades not so good.” “Thinking about reteaching?” “Of course, if necessary. I believe, though, students have knowledge of the standards.” “Perhaps that is the problem: Students have knowledge but not comprehension. Students usually must understand content well-enough to make B’sContinue reading “Bonus Points versus Academic Support”

How to Frame the Lesson: A Review of Fundamental Five

Frame A Lesson: Insights from Fundamental Five It’s the beginning. It shall be good. It’s the ending: Was it good? If the beginning of a lesson is setup with a clear understanding of ideas to be taught and why the ideas are important to learn, the teacher has done a fairly good job in settingContinue reading “How to Frame the Lesson: A Review of Fundamental Five”