Resources

Below you will find a collection of resources, strategies, and tools for better student learning in

history and social studies | analytical and research skills | reading | note taking | writing | study skills | organization and time management

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6 steps to understand history

6 steps to understand history

Students struggle with how to understand history (or any other complex subject area or topic). History classes are packed full of facts, dates, people, places, and ideas that students need to remember. It is easy to become overwhelmed with all of this information, let...

How to stop writer’s block

How to stop writer’s block

Blank pages can be the mortal enemy to any writer. It is common for students to face this when they have to write in school. The blank screen is looking back at them saying “Write something. Anything. But what if it’s wrong? What if I don’t have anything to say? What...

Overcoming writing roadblocks

Overcoming writing roadblocks

Lately, writing has been on my mind. A lot. Perhaps because I am always writing in some fashion or that my students are currently working on writing assignments. No matter the source of inspiration, I am wrestling with what potential roadblocks get in our way when it...

What passion can teach us about learning

What passion can teach us about learning

Recently, I've been exploring what it takes to be a better student. Thinking about what has (or not) worked in my own and my students' academic journeys. Often, we may find ourselves searching for a quick fix to our academic woes. The Internet and technology have...

Why understanding questions matter

Why understanding questions matter

When students entered my history class at the beginning of the school year, they did not want to write. Writing was agonizing and found themselves full of doubt. Who could blame them? Writing is hard! I know I could relate to their feelings about writing. I liked...