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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn
Helping students learn how to learn: That’s what most educators strive for, and that’s the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfers to other academic subject areas and even to the workplace where employers have consistently said that they want creative, innovative and adaptive thinkers. Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills. Students think about the choices they make throughout the process and the way they feel as they learn. Those observations are as important as the content they learn or the projects they create. “We want students thinking about their thinking,” said Leslie Maniotes a teacher effectiveness coach in the Denver Public Schools and one of the authors of Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century. “When they are able to see where they came from and where they got to it is very powerful for them.”

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Visible Thinking Purpose and Goals Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning. By thinking dispositions, we mean curiosity, concern for truth and understanding, a creative mindset, not just being skilled but also alert to thinking and learning opportunities and eager to take them Who is it for? Visible Thinking is for teachers, school leaders and administrators in K - 12 schools who want to encourage the development of a culture of thinking in their classrooms and schools.

Curious Homework: An Inquiry Project for Students and Parents Photo credit: iStockphoto International educator Scot Hoffman is a big believer in the power of curiosity to drive learning. After nearly two decades of teaching around the globe, he also realizes that school isn't always so hospitable to inquiring minds. 5 Excellent Strategies to Teach Students how to Learn " Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day but teach him to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime " this quip summarizes the essence of education and learning. Teach students how to learn and they will learn for the rest of their lives.The focus should be on the process not the end product, but unfortunately today's educational system with its emphasis on high stake tests and standardized assessment puts the cart in front of the horse and turn students into empty pails that require filling up each time they are to pass a test. To redress the situation and empower our students with the learning and social skills they need to thrive in tomorrow's job market, inquiry based learning is the answer. Just like the 6 other important learning strategies I talked about in an earlier post here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, inquiry-based learning should have the lion's share in your teaching practice. 1. An Inquiry Community is the class itself.

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution? “Our whole reason for showing up for school has changed, but infrastructure has stayed behind,” said Diana Laufenberg, who taught history at the progressive public school Science Leadership Academy for many years. Laufenberg provided some insight into how she guided students to find their own learning paths at school, and enumerated some of these ideas at SXSWEdu last week.

That's Funny: Comedy Across the Curriculum Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesStephen Colbert and Jon Stewart onstage at the inaugural Comedy Awards.Go to related article » Comedy is news this month, with the 20th anniversary of Comedy Central, the publication of Tina Fey’s “Bossypants,” Will Ferrell’s new role on “The Office,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “The Book of Mormon” on Broadway, and at least one legless reptile on Twitter. Whether simply using an Onion news headline as a quick warm-up in history class or creating a full unit in which students write and perform comedic works of their own, humor can be woven in across the curriculum — to enrich literacy skills, spark creativity, teach critical analysis or just to have fun.

Introduction 1. Students learn isolated skills and knowledge, starting with the simple building blocks of a particular topic and then building to more complex ideas. While this appeals to common sense (think of the efficiency of a automobile assembly line), the problem with this approach is the removal of any context to the learning, making deep understanding of the content less likely.

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? By Thom Markham As Common Core State Standards are incorporated from school to school across the country, educators are discussing their value. It may seem that educators are arguing over whether the CCSS will roll out as a substitute No Child Left Behind curriculum or as an innovative guide to encourage inquiry rather than rote learning. In reality, as time will prove, we’re arguing over whether content standards are still appropriate.

Student-Centered Learning: The First Steps Are the Hardest Ones Educator Melba Smithwick never had too much difficulty trying out new ideas. But when a new principal encouraged a small group of teachers to give students more say in their learning, Smithwick hesitated. Included: Smithwick shares her first, tentative steps. I have always been a risk-taker.

Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? By Thom Markham So far, the challenges of transforming education into a system capable of inspiring students to become skillful, creative, knowledgeable problem-solvers fall into familiar territory: What types of curriculum, standards, skills, strategies, and adaptations to classroom teaching methods will be necessary to do this? But it’s likely these will prove to be secondary questions.

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