Teaching Slavery: What We Should Be Doing to Get it Right
Learn about the Framework for Teaching American Slavery that includes resources and guidelines for history teachers: a list of 10 key concepts and 21 summary objectives, over 100 primary source texts, videos, inquiry design models, and a podcast. | Cult of Pedagogy
Rubric Repair: 5 Changes that Get Results
Rubrics are meant to clarify expectations, but poor design can make the experience anything but clear. These five guidelines will help. | Cult of Pedagogy
What Teachers Really Think About Principals
Regardless of what you believe about your performance as an administrator, this survey makes one thing clear: Your teachers aren’t telling you everything. | Cult of Pedagogy
What Is Voluntary Piloting? And How Can We Implement It in Our School?
It wasn’t just my classroom that was profoundly impacted by the work of our pilot group. Each of the participants experienced significant changes in practice. | Cult of Pedagogy
Principals: Are you brave enough to ask for staff feedback?
Your staff is one of the most valuable sources of information you have about how effectively you're doing your job. But are you asking? | Cult of Pedagogy
JumpStart: A Technology Course for Thoughtful Educators
Teachers want technology to support real student learning. JumpStart is a self-paced online technology course that enables you to help your students do things they could never do before. Sign up now! A Cult of Pedagogy product.
3 Education Buzzwords & How to Apply Them
How can we take the buzzwords and use them for great education? Look at three current buzzwords and explore how they are used, how they are abused, and how they can be applied in real classrooms. | Cult of Pedagogy
40 Hour Teacher Workweek by Angela Watson is starting soon!
The teaching workload seems to be increasing every year, but you DON'T have to figure out ways to navigate it all on your own. 40 Hour is designed to help you find ways to take control of your time AND do a great job for kids.
3 Creative Solutions for School Problems
These powerful ideas are impressive because they require virtually no money, minimal administrative sign-off, and use resources that are already available. | Cult of Pedagogy
16 Ways to Own Your Professional Learning
Manyactivities don’t count as official “professional development.” They can’t be used to get hours for re-certification. But they are all prime examples of what happens when teachers own their learning.
4 Laws of Learning (and How to Obey Them in Your Lessons)
When it comes to instructional planning, what you do in the 45- to 90- minute block of time that comprises actual pedagogy produces the most powerful learning. Learn and follow these principles for high-quality student education. | A Cult of Pedagogy course
Teaching as a Second Career: Getting the Job
Are you starting your teaching career later in life? Here is some advice for getting the job from two administrators and a teacher who has been there. Cult of Pedagogy
5 Reasons For a Teacher to Try an Unconference
Unconferences are the greatest thing to hit professional development since the Internet: Free, informal gatherings where the content is provided entirely by the participants themselves. | Cult of Pedagogy
What It's Like to Be an Instructional Coach
Lately I hear more and more people describing themselves as instructional coaches, so I thought it was time to take a closer look at the work they do. | Cult of Pedagogy
Nonlinguistic Representation: Go Beyond the Use of Words
Diagrams, pictures, graphic organizers, 3D models, movement, demonstrations, role-plays, simulations, or mental images are nonlinguistic ways to increase student achievement. | Cult of Pedagogy