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RSS K12! A List of RSS Feeds for K12 Educators

RSS K12! As a I often get asked how I manage to stay on top of the latest trends in teaching and am able to keep in contact with so many thought leaders in education. My secret: subscribe to as many teacher blogs as possible. I call this list my "RSS K12!" Instead of checking…

Exit Ticket – The easy, low-stakes formative assessment method

Ever teach a lesson and think students understood the learning objectives only to find when they hand in the work that they didn’t quite get it? If you said yes, then you should give an exit ticket a try as an easy and low-stakes formative assessment method.   For those unfamiliar with the term, an…

24 ‘Must-Teach’ Poems

We recently discovered an article by WeAreTeachers that listed out 24 must-teach poems for Middle School and High School. So I thought I'd take it one step further by turning these poems into Spiral Discuss activities and making a convenient Symbaloo WebMix for them. You can click on the image, or link, below to check…

Spiral Education – Free EdTech for Teachers

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Five lessons researchers learned about low-income students’ struggles in higher ed

Read the entire article here: https://twitter.com/chronicle/status/772435298743492608 Here are the 5 key points: 1. The way the federal government measures students’ financial need is misleading. 2. Low-income children are supporting their parents, grandparents, and even siblings, all while being unable to buy their books. 3. A significant fraction of students are going without sufficient food or housing. 4. Working…

How would you categorize these four words? Hint: It’s not as easy as you’d think.

Given these four words: Monkey, Banana, Cow, Grass. How would you categorize them? There may be two main ways to categorize these: 1. By Context: A. Monkey & Banana (Context of monkey eating banana) B. Cow & Grass (Context of cow eating grass) 2. By Category: A. Cow & Monkey (Category of Animals) B. Banana &…

Merry Xmas from the Spiral Team!

With joyful hearts, from all the team at Spiral, we wish you and your family a very merry Xmas and a blessed new year.

Free Halloween Poster

Happy Halloween! To celebrate we have created a free poster that you can print out and hang up in your classroom. (more…)

Get spooky with Spiral’s Halloween printouts

It's almost time for Halloween so we've put together some fun printouts to help make this day extra spooky! This could be a fun activity for the class while teaching them about Halloween and where it originates from. (more…)

Resource: Student Evaluation Sheet

Self-evaluation is a key part of formative assessment and enables students to develop independently while recognizing their own progress and performance.  (more…)

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