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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort. It helps you assign, collect, …

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 …

Design Thinking

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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