Don’t work harder than your students

Teachers across the U.S. are either back in school or preparing for that first day of school. I recently read a post by Julie Harris Stern on her blog, Education to Save the World, titled “Stop working so hard…that’s the student’s job!” that provides some teacher-friendly and easy-to-implement ideas that can help new and veteran teachers alike get the year off to a positive and productive start.

When I read her suggestions, it was clear to me that they’re supported by our research and related book, Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd ed.

As you begin the 2013-14 school year, think of ways you can intentionally plan your instruction so that your students go home more tired than you do—and learn more in the process.

Enjoy Julie’s post and have a great school year!


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