How to use Understanding by Design (UbD) + Free Template

When you get started with organizing your curriculum it can be handy to have a guide to follow along with. The Understanding by Design (UbD) framework provides a clear approach to effective teaching methods with detailed instructions on how to organize curriculum. UbD is widely accepted as a modern and effective approach to helping students fully grasp and apply new concepts.

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Curriculum Maps Teachers Actually Use

Introducing Chalk.com Coordinate Lite – Curriculum Mapping and Lesson Planning Together

Assessing and organizing curriculum in your school or district is an important task. This could take the form of a curriculum map, units of instruction documentation, or an old dusty binder full of papers. It’s the plan of action for better teaching year after year.

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Teachers Motivated

In today’s world, being a teacher is an incredible challenge. Beyond the day to day of teaching and marking, teachers are faced with students with behavioural or family issues, learning disabilities, and more. As a school administrator, keeping your teachers motivated is one of your most important roles. Here are 10 tips to keep your teachers motivated throughout the school year!

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What are PLCs and Why Should You Use Them?

Every school has some form of professional development for their teachers. Professional learning communities (PLCs) take professional development to the next level. Instead of holding workshops or learning sessions for your teachers, a PLC allows teachers to learn directly from each other. This helps teachers not only develop their classroom repertoire, but also increase their student’s achievement and motivation. Traditional professional development is still encouraged, but adding PLCs to your school or district can add additional benefits.

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The New Face of Markboard

You may have recently noticed a colour change in Markboard. In fact, you may have noticed more than just a colour change. The app header and the interface of Markboard have been updated as well.

So why the change from red to green? Initially we had decided on the red because it was analogous to a marker pen that teachers would use to mark their students’ work. However, we realized something – marking and grading student work isn’t exactly something that teachers love to do. It’s often a time consuming and tedious workflow – one of those things that just needs to get done.

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