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Aug 04

Research Review for Word Study

By Matt | Reading , Research

A quick research review for word study can answer very important questions about literacy curriculum and instruction in our schools.What does the research say about the use of word study?What type of word study instruction is effective in upper elementary and middle school?What are the purposes and effects of teaching word knowledge to transitional readers?In […]

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May 22

What does Summer Break say about your Personality?

By TeamTom Education | Research , Teaching

  Sure, the quiz is for fun, but it is based on the research for five major personality traits. We’ve reworded them as: the Adventurer the Energizer the Achiever the Compassionate Friend the Calmer We each share aspects from each trait, but summer time really reveals are most inner self…at least for teachers. << ¬†Attention […]

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Jan 16

Increase Student Engagement with Physical Movement

By TeamTom Education | Research , Strategies , Teaching

  On-task. Compliance. Engagement. Participation. The subtle distinctions have vast differences in brain activity and student engagement in learning. Doing work and being off-task are vast opposites. Students must be on-task to learn, but not all compliant participation is the same. Compliance and engagement are different. When a student does what you ask, that student […]

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Dec 11

15 Strategies Make an Impressive Impact in Students Lives!

By TeamTom Education | Research , Strategies , Teaching

  You’ll probably agree with me when I say, “200% more growth than peers” is quite a stretch. Or is it? In our recent nine-week action research, students who focused on visible learning strategies outperformed their peers on district standardized tests. But that’s not all. They achieved over 200% more growth than their peers. We’ll […]

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Dec 04

What is Student Visible Learning and how will it improve your Students’ Learning?

By Matt | Research , Strategies , Teaching

So, what did you learn at school today? It’s an innocent question and very appropriate for any adult to ask a student. But why then do students consistently fail to recall what they learned? Often they just say, “Nothing” or “We read a book.” Visible learning changes that. You plan instruction, write objectives on the […]

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