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A Simple Trick for Success with One-Pagers. Move Over Debate, It’s Time to Deliberate. Do you find yourself shying away from political dialogue or even avoiding it at all costs these days?

Move Over Debate, It’s Time to Deliberate

If so, you’re not alone. In fact, 53% of Americans say talking about politics with people they disagree with is “generally stressful and frustrating” (Pew Research Center, 2018). And it can feel even more risky to integrate discussions about controversial topics into our classrooms. Four Research-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should be Using. 17 Ideas to Help Combat Learned Helplessness. By Sarah Tantillo Recently I’ve been thinking about the ways in which we either inculcate or prevent learned helplessness in students.

17 Ideas to Help Combat Learned Helplessness

Some teaching practices help strengthen students’ self-efficacy, motivation and confidence, while others have the opposite effect. And the irony is that teachers might not even realize they are doing things that create this opposite effect. Kick the IDK Bucket: How to Rid Your Classroom of "I Don't Know" Authentic literacy - writing for a real audience. Imagine walking into your class and saying: ‘Today, you're going to write a letter ... but you're not going to send it, you'll be doing it in your school book.’

Authentic literacy - writing for a real audience

Or you could try: ‘We’re going to be working as a class to design an information leaflet for visitors to a local attraction. They won’t be used, but you can keep them once you’re finished.’ Okay, third time lucky: ‘I’d like you to work in groups to write a short story for young children, but I’ll be the only person who reads it.’ I’m exaggerating of course – you wouldn't ever say that to your students, but these rather uninspiring descriptions could be a fair reflection of how the literacy tasks work out. Hexagonal Thinking: A Colorful Tool for Discussion. Building Study Skills: A Four-Step Plan.

Study skills.

Building Study Skills: A Four-Step Plan

They're part of the hidden curriculum, those strategies that students must learn in order to succeed. No high-stakes test I've ever seen measures "study skills" discretely. But they are the hallmark of high-achieving, confident students. How do we teach such strategies? We can't just plan a unit on study skills, and call it done. Using rubrics to enhance student achievement.

Almost immediately after receiving their assessment tasks back, one of my students asked, ‘Where did I lose my marks?’

Using rubrics to enhance student achievement

While another proclaimed, ‘Why did I only get 10/20!?’ It felt as though they had completely dismissed the endless hours that went into writing individual feedback. During my initial years of teaching, this was a common occurrence in my Year 12 Business Studies classes. Results on ReadWriteThink. Grades Fail at Motivating Students. Intrinsic Motivation Works Better. We are approaching the two month mark since schools shut their doors in response to COVID-19, and we are now entering a new phase in the learning process.

Grades Fail at Motivating Students. Intrinsic Motivation Works Better.

Despite an optimistic start, educators and students alike are realizing that remote learning is not all that it’s cracked up to be. When distance learning started it was a novelty for students; it was fun to sit at home and “go to school” without ever leaving the bed or getting out of their sweatpants. It was funny to see the inside of a teacher’s home through their zoom screen, proving that they do actually exist outside of the classroom. That novelty has officially worn off. Zoom fatigue is real.

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Six Thinking Scaffolds That Can Move Students Toward Deeper Levels of Understanding. Grotzer and a team (Nancy Oriol, Stephanie Kang, Colby Moore Reilly, and Julie Joyal) looked at the Harvard Medical School MEDscience curriculum, founded by Oriol, that uses technology-mediated, problem-based learning simulations to enrich the experience of high school biology students.

Six Thinking Scaffolds That Can Move Students Toward Deeper Levels of Understanding

Joyal — executive director for MEDscience — and the team noticed that as their problem-based curriculum progressed, students changed the way they approached problems. Rather than waiting for the teacher to give them answers, they made hypotheses based on existing knowledge, discussed their thoughts with their teams, and took risks — all signs of deeper-level learning. To study this shift in classroom behavior, Joyal, Moore Reilly, and Grotzer used a sample of 21 students from a range of public and private schools in the Boston. Self-Paced Learning: How One Teacher Does It. How to Create Authentic Learning Provocations Students Will Love. To create provocations in learning is to open doorways for developing creativity, critical thinking, and meaningful questioning habits.

How to Create Authentic Learning Provocations Students Will Love

When we create provocations for learners, we "provoke" and inspire the beginning of exploration. Here's a brilliant description that gets to its true essence: "Provocations can be as simple as a photo of a rock sculpture next to some pebbles or as elaborate as a table with an assortment of recycled materials next to a book on robots and resources to make up-cycled robots. Often though, provocations are simple and displayed beautifully to provoke interest. " At one time this was called the "capture step. " A similar philosophy comes into play when you create provocations. Questions Students Can Ask Themselves Before, During, And After Teaching. 75 Questions Students Can Ask Themselves Before, During, And After Teaching by Terry Heick Are there questions students can ask themselves while you’re teaching?

Questions Students Can Ask Themselves Before, During, And After Teaching

Questions that can guide and support their own thinking and awareness before, during, and after your teaching? Of course, this assumes you’re ‘teaching’ a traditional ‘lesson’ with a learning objective or target. 3 Ways to Ask Questions That Engage the Whole Class. It’s likely one of the most common questions that educators use when attempting to engage a room full of students: “Who can tell me?”

3 Ways to Ask Questions That Engage the Whole Class

Though it may come in different forms—“Does anyone know the answer?” —the results are the same: Typically only a few students raise their hands, and their responses serve as a barometer for gauging the progress of the entire class. Of course, those responses can be misleading, lulling teachers into believing that all of their students are learning when they aren’t. 3 Ways to Ask Questions That Engage the Whole Class. 8 Great Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions - Teachthoughts. A List of Over 100 Awesome Essential Questions Examples by Subject. Editor’s note: This is an updated version of our original article on essential questions examples featuring new links to useful EQ tools and more. So many essential questions examples, so little time. 25 Powerful Creative Problem Solving Questions You Can Use for Any Challenge.

Asking powerful questions can be a highly effective method for enhancing group discovery and creative problem solving. The right question, asked at the appropriate moment, can transform the unknown into new understanding, simplify complex issues, stimulate leaps in imagination, shift a group out of the doldrums, and quickly refocus efforts that have veered off onto unproductive tangents. Effective questions are typically simple, concise, and easy to understand; they are also intentionally provocative to prompt a group to think, imagine, reflect, and challenge any pre-existing assumptions, beliefs, and conventional thinking.

Here are twenty-five effective creative problem solving questions you can ask when tackling virtually any challenge. Questions like these will help you stimulate your group’s imagination, and allow them to generate a wider range of fresh, innovative ideas. 28 Question Stems That Improve Critical Thinking Ability. Question stems are more than just for leading to answers—they are the pathways to developing exceptional critical thiking skills. When we ask an essential question to our learners, we also incorporate “herding” questions throughout the journey. These are progressively specific questions that lead to more and more focused answers and knowledge refinement. In the same way, question stems provide avenues for looking at what we know with sharper critical thinking lenses.

The following 28 critical thinking question stems come from the gang at TeachThought. New Infographic: The 12 C's To Managing the Modern Classroom. Time off-task. Distractions. These are problems educators new to using technology might face in their classrooms. But used correctly, technology can easily move from a weapon of mass distraction, to a tool of engagement. Experienced and talented #NYCSchoolsTech teachers shared their tried and true strategies and the software selections that work in their classrooms. I categorized them and wrote them up into a list. Innovative educators know that technology is the key to empowering digital learners. Ten Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break.

25 Self-Reflection Questions to Get Students Thinking About Their Learning. Self-reflection presents some of the most powerful instructional opportunities in our classrooms and workplaces. Its potency is in how it exercises multiple skills. We’re talking about the skills that make our students successful, such as critical thinking, personal responsibility, useful failure, adaptability, and more. Self-reflection questions are shared in the “Debrief” stage of Solution Fluency. It’s often overlooked, which is why we made it a crucial stage in the process. When we debrief a project we reflect on everything including the process, the choices and discoveries we made, and what didn’t go quite as expected. As with any stage of using the Essential Fluencies, it comes down to asking the right self-reflection questions. Future of Education 2030. The Millennium Project has conducted the study Education and Learning Possibilities by the Year 2030 in 2006-2007.

The inputs were collected using the Real-Time Delphi technique. How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty. In the classroom, subjects are often presented as settled and complete. Teachers lecture students on the causes of World War I, say, or the nature of matter, as if no further questioning is needed because all the answers have been found. Watching Yourself: The Potential Of Video Recording In Student Reflection. ShareTwittPin Watching Yourself: The Potential Of Video Recording In Student Reflection contributed by Jesse Johnson. How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning. Save Pinterest Does your classroom offer one-and-done types of learning activities, or does the learning grow, inspire, and evolve throughout the year and beyond?

With digital tools like G Suite for Education that are available 24/7, the learning doesn’t have to stop when the bell rings at the end of class, or when the worksheet is turned in, or even when the school year ends. John Hattie & His Top 10 High Impact Teaching Strategies. Note, this article refers to John Hattie’s 2009 book, Visible Learning. You can find an updated summary of his findings here. RetrievalPractice.org — Frequently Asked Questions. How often should I use retrieval practice? The Feynman Technique for learning – Food 4 Learning. Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn. What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know. 9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning. The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including: –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity –underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design.

5 Ways to Teach Students to Think for Themselves. Socratic Seminars: Building a Culture of Student-Led Discussion. Preparing Students for the Computational Future. How to Teach an Inductive Learning Lesson. How can we teach kids to question? ~ A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger. A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience. Mix and Match Your Assessment Techniques to Boost Performance Infographic. Feedback for Learning Infographic - VISIBLE LEARNING.