Four ‘Circuit Breakers’ That Disrupt Student Inquiry

Four ‘Circuit Breakers’ That Disrupt Student Inquiry

Creating a classroom environment where the stakes for students don’t feel quite so high, especially when exploring sensitive issues, is crucial. It can help them ask better questions and enjoy intellectual “play” in a way that ultimately leads to deeper thinking and more curious exploration of ideas.

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5 Ways To Differentiate Instruction

5 Ways To Differentiate Instruction

5 Ways to Differentiate Instruction by ThoughtStretchers Education Differentiation is an important aspect of education that aims to meet the diverse needs of students in the classroom. It is the process of tailoring instruction to meet the individual learning needs...

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The 5 Phases of Project Based Learning

The 5 Phases of Project Based Learning

The 5 Phases of Project Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Project based learning experiences can range from highly complex in scope, scale, and timeline to much more simple versions with more limited complexity and sophistication....

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What To Expect From A ThoughtStretchers PBL Workshop

What To Expect From A ThoughtStretchers PBL Workshop

What To Expect From A ThoughtStretchers Project Based Learning Professional Development Workshop by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Inquiry is one of my passions. In fact, I view it as a superpower that enables us to navigate the kinds of diverse...

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Why Assessment Is Important

Why Assessment Is Important

Why Assessment is Important by ThoughtStretchers Education Staff In the realm of education, assessments hold a crucial role as versatile and indispensable tools, akin to the Swiss Army knife of teaching aids. Just as educators rely on pacing guides, educational...

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The Importance of ‘Bad’ Questions

The Importance of ‘Bad’ Questions

The Importance of 'Bad' Questions In the quest to nurture students' ability to ask good questions, it's equally important to address the notion of 'bad' questions. Understanding what constitutes a less effective or poorly framed question can be just as instructive as...

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6 Ways To Empower Students With SEL

6 Ways To Empower Students With SEL

6 Ways To Empower Students With SEL by Drew Perkins and Jason Littlefield In recent years educators and students have increasingly endured a social-emotional crisis as divisiveness and chaos continue to spread through our culture. As education leaders answer the call...

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Teaching for Both Knowledge and Understanding

Teaching for Both Knowledge and Understanding

Teaching for Both Knowledge and Understanding Education has always been the cornerstone of human progress. It's the key to unlocking our potential, solving complex problems, and making informed decisions. But what's the best approach to education? Is it enough to...

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8 Ways Emotional Intelligence Benefits Teachers

8 Ways Emotional Intelligence Benefits Teachers

8 Ways Emotional Intelligence Benefits Teachers  by ThoughtStretchers Education, Emotional intelligence, often called EQ, is a fundamental quality that sets the best teachers apart. It encompasses the ability to recognize, understand, manage, and effectively use one's...

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Should I Use A Rubric Or Scoring Guide?

Should I Use A Rubric Or Scoring Guide?

Should I Use A Rubric Or Scoring Guide? by ThoughtStretchers Education staff, Two terms that often come up and are sometimes confused are "rubric" and "scoring guide." While they may seem quite similar, there are significant differences between the two. Understanding...

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How To Build Knowledge Through PBL

How To Build Knowledge Through PBL

How To Build Knowledge Through PBL by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education One of the consistent criticisms I hear of inquiry teaching and learning and project based learning is that it is ineffective in helping students gain significant and important...

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Teaching Social Emotional Learning

Teaching Social Emotional Learning

Teaching Social Emotional Learning In a world filled with increasing challenges and complexities, the importance of teaching social emotional learning (SEL) cannot be overstated. SEL equips individuals, from young children to adults, with the essential skills they...

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