3 Keys To Make Inquiry Based Learning Effective

3 Keys To Make Inquiry Based Learning Effective

3 Keys To Make Inquiry Based Learning Effective by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Effective teaching leads to effective learning and I don't know of an educator who doesn't share that outcome as a goal. Some educators advocate and evangelize for...

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Reading Instruction: Evidence & Neuroscience

Reading Instruction: Evidence & Neuroscience

Reading Instruction: Evidence & Neuroscience by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Recently, I convened a group of passionate educators and advocates to delve into the intricacies of early literacy and the implementation of evidence-based...

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7 Steps To Plan Project Based Learning

7 Steps To Plan Project Based Learning

7 Steps To Plan Project Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education In our PBL Workshops, we help educators learn how to design and implement project based learning by engaging in PBL. The workshop Driving Question is usually something...

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PBL Examples: The Matilda Effect Project

PBL Examples: The Matilda Effect Project

. by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education PBL Examples: The Matilda Effect Project This project was designed by Sara Decelle of Cabrillo College. At the time Sara was working on the Title III STEM grant and was a Math Instructor. The Matilda Effect...

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Seven Principles of Good Feedback Practice

Seven Principles of Good Feedback Practice

Seven Principles of Good Feedback Practice by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Feedback is an essential component of the learning process, providing students with valuable insights into their progress and guiding them toward improvement. However,...

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12 Research-Based Effective Teaching Strategies

12 Research-Based Effective Teaching Strategies

12 Research-Based Principles for Effective Teaching Strategies by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Teachers should constantly strive to optimize their instructional practices to foster the best possible learning outcomes for their students....

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10 Foundational Concepts of Reading Instruction

10 Foundational Concepts of Reading Instruction

10 Foundational Concepts of Reading Instruction by ThoughtStretchers Education Effective reading instruction is built upon several foundational concepts that underpin the development of literacy skills in learners. These concepts provide the framework for designing...

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How Do I Write A Driving Question For PBL?

How Do I Write A Driving Question For PBL?

How Do I Write A Driving Question For PBL? by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education One of the key pieces of designing and implementing project-based learning is the Driving Question, often called the DQ. The DQ grounds the work that students will do...

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5 Types Of Questions For Cultures Of Thinking

5 Types Of Questions For Cultures Of Thinking

5 Types Of Questions For Cultures Of Thinking by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Regardless of your intent and desired learning outcomes, questions are a vital tool in a teacher's toolkit. How well you use questions generally depends on your...

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10 Keys to Success For Student Group Work

10 Keys to Success For Student Group Work

10 Keys to Success For Student Group Work Embarking on a group project can be both exciting and challenging for students. The collaborative nature of group work offers a unique opportunity for shared learning and diverse perspectives. However, effective management is...

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John Hattie’s 5 Keys To Teaching With Intent

John Hattie’s 5 Keys To Teaching With Intent

John Hattie's 5 Keys To Teaching With Intent by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Effective teaching is a tall task with plenty of moving parts so having clarity about some of the most important variables in the process is key. In Visible Learning:...

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Nurturing Deep Learning in Middle Schoolers

Nurturing Deep Learning in Middle Schoolers

Nurturing Deep Learning in Middle Schoolers By Aprajita Ralli Student Engagement at School: A Sense of Belonging and Participation, Results From PISA 2000, states: “Researchers have recently used the term engagement to refer to the extent to which students identify...

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12 Ways To Engage Students In Authentic Learning

12 Ways To Engage Students In Authentic Learning

12 Ways To Engage Students In Authentic Learning Authentic learning experiences are activities or projects that reflect real-world situations, challenges, and contexts. These experiences are designed to engage students in meaningful, hands-on learning that goes beyond...

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We’re Now ThoughtStretchers Education!

We’re Now ThoughtStretchers Education!

We're Now ThoughtStretchers Education! by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education We're excited to shift gears with a new name and brand from ThoughtStretchers Education PD to ThoughtStretchers Education! We will still offer our wide array of...

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What Is Social Emotional Learning?

What Is Social Emotional Learning?

What Is SocialEmotional Learning? by ThoughtStretchers Education Staff, Education is about more than just academic achievement. It's also about equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate the complexities of life successfully. Social...

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