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Learning & cognitive science: a whole school approach

I’ve posted several posts about how I’ve been using what research suggests to help with long term memory and learning in my lessons. However, I’ve …

Teaching

What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick

Fractions are a notoriously tricky part of elementary math education for many children. Too often teachers struggle to ensure students are grasping …

Teaching

KQED

Scientific research has provided us with a number of ways to get the learning juices flowing, none of which involve paying money for good grades. And …

What are ‘thinking skills’ and can we teach them?

…from a purely theoretical standpoint alone, it hardly seems plausible that a strategy of inquiry that must necessarily be broad enough to be …

Learning

How to Build Critical Thinking Skills in Just 5 Steps

“Critical thinking” is a phrase that leaves many students nervously quaking in their desks. By the time we’ve become adults, though, we’ve largely …

Google Apps

Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

Last September, the day before students returned, I looked around my classroom and panicked. Bulletin boards were bare, and there was no furniture. I …

3 Unused Teaching Tools: The Furniture, Floors, and Walls

The students had helped to decorate the room, and they knew exactly what was going to happen. I wanted to give the students an opportunity to use …

4 Questioning Strategies For Effective & Thoughtful Teaching

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Teaching