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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What Is Genius Hour?

What Is Genius Hour?

What is Genius Hour? Genius Hour, also known as 20% Time or Passion Projects, is an educational approach that encourages students to spend a dedicated portion of their school week working on projects of their own choosing. These projects are driven by students'...

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What Is The Question Formulation Technique?

What Is The Question Formulation Technique?

What Is The Question Formulation Technique? The ability to ask the right questions is a skill that can make all the difference and the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) can be a valuable tool in your inquiry toolbox to help students improve their question-asking...

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19 Types of Questions To Grow Critical Thinking

19 Types of Questions To Grow Critical Thinking

19 Types of Questions To Grow Critical Thinking Fostering critical thinking skills is essential for individuals to navigate the complexities of the modern world. As educators, one powerful tool at our disposal is the art of questioning. Thought-provoking questions...

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An Updated Guide To Robust PBL

An Updated Guide To Robust PBL

An Updated Guide To Robust PBL by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Definition of robust (www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robust) 1a: having or exhibiting strength or vigorous health b: having or showing vigor, strength, or firmness c: strongly...

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Why Creating A Culture Of Inquiry Is So Important

Why Creating A Culture Of Inquiry Is So Important

Why Creating A Culture Of Inquiry Is So Important by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Imagine yourself sitting across from a mortgage broker sometime in the early 2000's. The economy is riding high and you've decided to stake out your portion of...

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6 Ways To Reduce Student Stress In the Classroom

6 Ways To Reduce Student Stress In the Classroom

6 Ways To Reduce Student Stress Students can face a variety of stressors leading to anxiety in the classroom. The pressure to excel academically, coupled with the challenges of personal and social life, can take a toll on their mental well-being. It can be helpful for...

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Student Engagement: Both Cognitive And Behavioral

Student Engagement: Both Cognitive And Behavioral

  Student Engagement: Both Cognitive And Behavioral   by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Engagement is a buzzword in education. While behavioral engagement and capturing student imagination, which involves visible actions and participation,...

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8 Traits of a Great Teacher

8 Traits of a Great Teacher

8 Traits of a Great Teacher Teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the future of individuals and society. Beyond the subject matter they teach, great teachers possess certain characteristics that make them stand out and leave a lasting impact on their students.  1....

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9 Rules To Be An Exceptional School Principal

9 Rules To Be An Exceptional School Principal

9 Rules To Be An Exceptional School Principal School principals navigate a myriad of challenges as leaders of learning. While it may seem like they have lots of autonomy to make changes and 'get things done' this isn't generally the case as their school board, upper...

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4 Keys To Sustainable School-Wide PBL

4 Keys To Sustainable School-Wide PBL

4 Keys To Sustainable School-Wide PBL by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education How can we create a sustainable PBL implementation plan? That's the question we use to help school leaders lay the foundation for introducing and growing project based...

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5 Examples Of Project Based Learning Protocols

5 Examples Of Project Based Learning Protocols

5 Examples Of Project Based Learning Protocols by Michele Mattoon, Director of the National School Reform Faculty Have you worked with project based learning protocols? Schools design Project Based Learning (PBL) because the process helps engage students in learning...

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