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COACH G'S TEACHING TIPS                           

Follow David Ginsburg's Education Week blog, Coach G's Teaching Tips, for practical ideas that improve teaching and learning.
Link to posts by category or individually from the following lists. 

 Less Lecturing, More Learning

 VIDEO

4/10/13 
 Coach Students Rather Than Teach Students

 VIDEO

3/29/13 
 The Lesson Planning and Preparing Disconnect       3/17/13 
 Lighter Classroom Atmosphere, Tighter Classroom Management       2/25/13 
 Flipped Instruction or No Instruction?

 VIDEO

2/10/13 
 

A Peaceful, Loving, and Productive Start of Class

 VIDEO

1/31/13 
 Coach G's Most Popular Posts of 2012
  1/1/13 
 A Small But Significant Decimal Point
  12/24/12 
 From Struggling Teacher to Star Teacher
  12/18/12 
Coachability: A Key to Performing up to Capability
  11/30/12 
 Meeting Students Where They Are--Emotionally
  11/23/12 
 Raise Scores With Teacher Prep, Not Test Prep
  10/28/12 
 Don't Evaluate Teachers, Coach Them
  10/6/12 
 Grades: Motivation or Coercion?
      9/15/12 
 The New Digital Divide
      9/2/12 

New Year’s Resolution: Classroom Procedures, Not Rules


      8/20/12 


The Effect of Affect


      8/6/12 
 Procedural Fluency: More Than Memorizing Math Facts
      7/15/12 
 Common Core State Standards: Math Instructional Shifts
      6/30/12 

The Other Test Prep: Final Exam Review


      6/11/12 
Memorization Through Application
      5/30/12 

A Noteworthy Note-Taking System


     
5/19/12 
Graduating or Dropping Out: What's the Difference?      
5/11/12
 
Independence First, Interdependence Second
     
 4/22/12

I’m Returning Your Tests But Don’t Look at Them

     
      
 4/13/12


The Dreaded F Word: Fractions

 

4/1/12

Learning and Leading by Listening

 
 

3/23/12


There are no Stupid Questions, But…

3/12/12

Spiraled Instruction, Stifled Learning

3/5/12

Mandatory Homework--for Teachers

2/25/12

My Best Teachers: Students

2/18/12

Maslow's Hierarchy Hits Home

2/4/12

Formative Assessment Efficiency, Summative Assessment Proficiency

1/23/12

Stop Disciplining, Start Diagnosing

1/16/12

Don't Prevent Students' Mistakes, Prepare for Them

1/1/12

'Tis the Season for Two Kinds of R & R

12/17/11

Controlling Teacher, Out of Control Classroom

12/10/11

Student Attitude Adjustment or Teacher Attention Adjustment?

12/3/11

Strategic Group Selection--By Teachers, Not Students

11/20/11

NCLB: No Chance for Latinos and Blacks


11/14/11

Combining Integers Instead of Adding and Subtracting Them

11/8/11

Encourage Getting Help Rather Than Giving It

10/22/11

Students at the Board: Confidence Booster or Buster?

10/15/11

Homework: Only Review What You Need to Review

10/2/11

Cold Call Protocol

9/25/11

Foiled by the FOIL Method

9/18/11

Controlling Classroom Traffic Without Patrolling It

9/3/11

New Teacher Disillusionment: Inevitable or Preventable?

8/26/11

The First-Year Teaching Roller Coaster

8/20/11

Mentors: The One You're Assigned and the Ones You Find

8/6/11

The Deskless Teacher

7/30/11

Balance Beats Burnout


7/23/11

Great Teachers: Perfectly Imperfect

7/16/11

Classroom Management First, Technology Second

7/9/11

Technology: Teacher Enhancement, NOT Replacement

7/2/11

Math or Magic?

6/25/11

Quest for the Best Questioning Strategy: Cold Calling vs. Choral Response

6/19/11

Quest for the Best Questioning Strategy: Cold Calling vs. Hand Raising

6/10/11

Assess All Students Before Assisting Any Students

6/4/10

Prevent Confusing Language From Confusing Students

5/28/11

Bad Students or Bad Situation?

5/21/11

Responding--or NOT Responding--to Misbehavior

5/14/11

Assessment Over Grading and Effort Over Accuracy

5/7/11

No More Timeouts for Tardiness

4/30/11

Motivation or Manipulation?

4/23/11

Connect With Kids in the Context and Confines of the Classroom

4/16/11

Fractions: Divide and Conquer

4/10/11

Behavior Management ≠ Classroom Management

4/3/11

The "Do Now" or "Do Never"?

3/27/11

When Helping Students Hurts Students

3/19/11

Pi Day Pointer

3/14/11

Let Kids Express Themselves Rather Than Exasperate You

3/12/11

Taking More Time to Write Less

3/6/11

Student Success Prerequisite: Hope

2/26/11

Success Comes From the HEART

2/20/11

Education Reform Key: Stop Enabling Students' Self-Defeating Behavior


2/13/11

Test Prep Twist: No Choices Over Multiple Choices

2/5/11

The Effect of Teachers' Responses on Students' Responses


1/29/11

Lessons from an Attention-Seeking Sneezing Student

1/22/11

Teaching TO the Test vs. Teaching the Test

1/16/11

Put the Kibosh on Classroom Competition

1/9/11

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (PEMDAS)--Forever!

1/1/11

Smiling Seating Charts

12/26/10

Situation-Specific Student Seating

12/19/10

Model of Professionalism

12/11/10

Bring Back the Third R

12/4/10

Why Extra Credit is Extra Wrong

11/28/10

The Overhead Projector: Don't Overlook It (Part 2)

11/24/10

Directions for Giving Directions

11/21/10

The Overhead Projector: Don't Overlook It (Part 1)

11/14/10

Estimation Before Computation

11/10/10

The Pursuit of a Perfect Pencil Policy

11/7/10

Rolling Out Classroom Changes


11/3/10

"I Need..." Rather Than "You Need..."


10/31/10

Talking to Kids Like You Talk to Adults


10/27/10

Replacing Classroom Chaos with Control

10/24/10

Academic Fluency: A Key to Academic Proficiency

10/18/10

Children Should be Seen AND Heard (Part 2)

10/13/10

Making Sure Early Finishers Are Never Finished

10/10/10

Differentiated Instruction: A Practical Approach


10/5/10

Differentiated Instruction: What Difference Does it Make?


10/3/10

Don't Tell Students to Show Their Work--Make Them!

9/27/10

Children Should be Seen AND Heard (Part 1)


9/26/10

Classroom Rules Rules

9/22/10

A Stand-Up Approach to Students Sleeping in Class

9/19/10

Exceptions to the Rule Against Classroom Rules


9/15/10

Strap on Supplies Rather than Search for Them

9/12/10

Preventing Classroom Profanity with Peace and Love

9/8/10

As a Rule, Forget About Rules

 

9/7/10

Owning and Overcoming Classroom Woes


9/2/10