About Michael Chellman

Michael is an award-winning teacher at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. He has 30 years of experience with both middle and high school students. He founded ClassWise in 1996.
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Michael has written 116 articles so far, you can find them below.

Argument is the Essence of Thought

by Mike Schmoker & Gerald Graff; from Education Week If we want students to succeed in postsecondary studies and careers, an ancient, accessible concept needs to be restored to its rightful place at the center of schooling: argument. In its various forms, it includes the ability to analyze and assess facts and evidence, support solutions, and […]
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The Wrong Praise for Low Self-Esteem Students

from Daniel Willingham: Science & Education Blog & Journal of Experimental Psychology [Michael’s note: As one of today’s leading cognitive scientists, Professor Willingham has a gift for making technical research understandable for those of us in the classroom. His blog is excellent; see the link below.] A new report (Brummelman et al, 2013) shows that the consequences of […]
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Do We Learn Better on Paper?

from TheBuildNetwork.com, 7/17/13 For a large number of both personal and work-related uses our brains may actually be hard-wired to respond better to information printed on paper. A study conducted by Winona State University psychologists found that college students who use laptops in class spend nearly one-fourth of a 75-minute class “multitasking” (some of those tasks […]
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Turn “Group Work” Into “Collaboration”

by Timothy Quinn, Phi Delta Kappan, Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013 Simply putting kids around a table and telling them to work together does not teach them collaboration skills. “Group work” as often practiced does little to enhance collaborative skills. In the worst cases, group work is assigned when a teacher doesn’t feel like teaching. The teacher gives students […]
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Does Music Make Students Less Productive?

By Annie Murphy Paul, Time Magazine [Michael’s Note: Your students, like mine, may often do homework while listening to music with lyrics. For those who claim they really can work to such music (and their achievement proves it), the question becomes: Is it possible they could accomplish more in less time if they used instrumental music […]
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