3 Ways to Focus on the “Why” Instead of the “What” – Building Deeper Meaning in Learning

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In this post: How to move from “What” to “Why” Dive into DoK to deepen the learning Just ask! The power of asking your students “Why” Don’t rob students of the chance to discover and go deeper Ban “What” From Your Classroom Education has long been far too focused on the acquisition of information and learning how to follow algorithms … Read More

When is the Right Time in Teaching to…?

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In This Post: Deciding when you should, and shouldn’t, discuss controversial topics with students. Is it ever the right time for test prep? Putting on your #GritBritches and sticking your neck out for awesomeness! When is the right time to…? Such an ever-present question, right? Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Is now a good time to discuss ____?” or … Read More

Setting the Stage: Experimentation in the Classroom

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In This Post If you create a space where your students feel confident and safe to experiment and challenge themselves, they will be your biggest cheerleaders as you begin to do the same! Keeping parents in the loop can make a lesson powerful in the classroom and even at home. Use interdisciplinary strategies to build more experimentation in the classroom. … Read More