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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking
One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking 1. This team-building game is flexible. You can recycle this activity throughout the year by adapting the challenge or materials to specific content areas. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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Free Tools For Teachers : Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide Storytelling is an ancient art that is undergoing a renaissance with modern technology. By incorporating digital storytelling projects into classroom learning you can reach today’s students and at the same time help them develop the skills needed to be successful in our complex, technology rich world. Creating digital stories engages and inspires students, ignites a love for learning, and creates more teaching stories for others to share and enjoy. Learning becomes personal when students tell the story Microsoft's Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide offers countless ideas on digital storytelling techniques for teachers, points to valuable digital storytelling resources for educators, and tips on using the Microsoft software products most commonly found in digital storytelling projects.

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers 20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers by Miriam Clifford This post has been updated from a 2011 post. There is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one”. Consider collaboration in recent history: Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google).

7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from Sylvia Duckworth, who took our graphic from alwaysprepped.com (now getalma) post and created the above visual. It is also sporting a new title, as the “habits of” is a trademarked term. As such, the new graphic and phrasing appears below. International Association of Teamwork Facilitators: Teambuilding Games The video clip below shows a team competing in "The Amazing Race" (a TV program). Pay close attention to the coaching. Coach: "Don't give up on me now. Just focus." Launcher: "I'm not giving up. I'm just frustrated."

IXL - Awards information Knowledge isn't the only reward on IXL... IXL is not just about helping your kids learn math, it's also about helping them enjoy learning. That means encouraging them to have fun! A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet For Authentic Learning A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet by TeachThought Staff Like most buzzwords in education, “authenticity” isn’t a new idea. For decades, teachers have sought to make student learning “authentic” by looking to the “real world”–the challenges, technology, and communities that students care about and connect with daily.

9-powerful-habits-for-getting-important-things-done-and-building-your-willpower- We all know that sinking feeling. A deadline is drawing closer and you haven't even started yet. You begin to panic and a dull nausea sets in. There is nothing worse than having two hours remaining to complete a project that you know will take more like five. You sit there saying to yourself, "Why didn't I get this started yesterday?" Free Teambuilding Activities Free teambuilding activities Affirm, Affirm, Affirm: While at first thought, this exercise may seem risky and dangerous. It is remarkable manageable and useful it can be. 12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing - 12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing by Grant Wiggins Ed note: This post by Grant focuses on mistakes schools make when introducing Understanding by Design in schools.

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