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How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

In fact, designing and developing a project-based learning outcome is its own process, and while I don't tend to invite the standards to the party …

Teaching

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

So how can you, as a teacher, help move the dialogue forward? First, you can focus on becoming a highly-effective project based learning (PBL) …

7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

In no particular order, we have listed all the coding apps that are appropriate for young learners. We've used many of them with elementary-aged …

Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create

2. Decision by Debate<p>Have students switch to a new partner to engage in a debate about which topics the class should study. Give students three …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

32 Habits That Make Thinkers

<b>32 Habits That Make Thinkers</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The difference between students and learners is something we’ve discussed before. On the surface it’s a …

Teaching

27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge

<b>27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge</b><p>Assessing background knowledge is an often misunderstood idea, and subsequently fumbled as a process.<p>Background …

Pedagogy

THINK. KNOW. CREATE.

What is creativity? Beautiful insight by young students<p><b>What amazing insight children have. Their views are simple, clear yet insightful, deep.</b> <b><br>Their</b> …

A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

Students Take Ownership<p>So I visited the class. It was in the unfinished basement of an old school -- cement floors and walls, ceiling-to-floor poles …

A Two-Gear Construct for Envisioning Blended Learning

After more than a year of discussions and visits, we derived our construct. It includes two cycles:<p>The Personalized Instruction Cycle<br>• The …

Critical Thinking Toolbox: How to Brainstorm

<b>Prehistoric Man:</b> "I wonder why all the stars move around in the same way every night, except for just a few? Those few wander about from night to …

4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

I left this experience determined to bring the concept to my classroom, and due to the Common Core's adoption, we all need to embrace this concept. …

Education Technology

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

The neuromechanisms responsible for feeling and managing the body’s physical survival and consciousness have been co-opted to also manage social …

20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

<b>20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day</b><p>contributed by <b>Saga Briggs</b><p><i>This post has been updated from a previous version</i><p>The ultimate goal of …

Teaching

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STEM/STEAM Lessons, Activities and Ideas<p>Encourage innovation, invention and creativity with these hands-on ideas for science, technology, engineering …

Make Room for Innovation and Creativity in PBL | Blog | Project Based Learning

February 13, 2014<br>Make Room for Innovation and Creativity in PBL<p>Think today’s students are up to the challenge of applying innovation and creativity …

Pedagogy

6 Steps to Help Students Find Order in Their Thinking

To tessellate a single shape it must be able to exactly surround a point, or in other words, the sum of the angles around each point in a …

How More Social and Emotional Learning (and Less Academics) Actually Builds Academic Success

Morning Meetings<p>One of the ways we "ripen" students for learning at Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, is to focus on social …

Teaching

How does PBL support Differentiated Instruction? | Blog | Project Based Learning

January 9, 2012<br>How does PBL support Differentiated Instruction?<p>The following interview with John McCarthy, a member of BIE’s National Faculty and …

Pedagogy

10 Benefits Of Blended Learning For Teachers [Infographic]

<b>Blended learning</b>–the mixing of eLearning and face-to-face learning–is a natural response to the growing accessibility of eLearning, and the continued …

Education Technology

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

Teaching

Students Yearn For Creativity, Not Tests

The other day as I was sitting in my office, sophomore Sarah Almeda popped into my office, as she usually does. After day three of PARCC …

19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management

Classroom management apps can be a great time saver and help you better organize your classroom, teaching work, and be a better teacher. If anyone …

20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

<b>20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning</b><p>Recently we took at look at the <b>phases of inquiry-based learning</b> through a framework, and even apps that …