How To Up Your Llama Llama Red Pajama Game

How To Up Your Llama Llama Red Pajama Game

How To Up Your Llama Llama Red Pajama Game by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education We wouldn't recommend playing this version for your kids as a substitute for reading it to them as there is a bit of an "adult-ish" spin toward the end but it's...

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3 Ways To Get High Quality Student Work

3 Ways To Get High Quality Student Work

Lessons Learned On The Journey To High-Quality Student Work (Part 1) by Eric White, ThoughtStretchers Education Workshop Facilitator *this blog is part 1 of 2 ( (read part 2 here) While educators have differing philosophies on how students best learn, one statement I...

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Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking

Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking

As a new principal, I sat at my desk reviewing classroom assessments and I dropped my head in dismay.

It was no wonder our students were receiving high marks on classroom assessments—almost all the questions required students to recall memorized information. However, our state assessment and content standards demanded higher levels of thinking. Due to this misalignment, our school results on the state assessment were expectedly low.

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20 Practical Everyday Assessment Strategies

20 Practical Everyday Assessment Strategies

20 Practical Everyday Assessment Strategies It's crucial for teachers to have a toolkit of effective assessment strategies to gauge student understanding and progress. Daily assessments not only inform educators about their students' comprehension but also provide...

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The Future Of Learning Includes Spiral Slides

The Future Of Learning Includes Spiral Slides

The Future Of Learning Includes Spiral Slides by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes and I love the way Eminence Independent Schools included fun in their new building addition they call The EDhub. The EDhub...

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10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning

10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning

10 Benefits of Inquiry Based Learning Inquiry based learning is a dynamic educational approach that encourages students to ask questions, investigate topics, and explore solutions independently. Instead of passive absorption of information, students actively engage...

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The Challenges of Assessment

The Challenges of Assessment

The Challenges of Assessment by ThoughtStretchers Education staff, Assessments should serve the primary purpose of providing data to refine instructional plans. However, the intricate task of designing personalized assessments for each student can overwhelm educators...

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How Do I Differentiate In Project Based Learning?

How Do I Differentiate In Project Based Learning?

“How do I differentiate through PBL?” Teachers often ask this question as they see the possibilities of planning and implementing project-based learning units (PBL). Changing practice to PBL from traditional instruction can be liberating for its potential to meet the differentiated needs of all learners.

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What’s Your Theme Music?

What’s Your Theme Music?

What's your theme music? by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education At the risk of being a little too edgy for education, let's have some fun here, ok? Tell us in the comments section below...if you could have theme music for your classroom or school...

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8 Steps For Teaching Through Project Based Learning

8 Steps For Teaching Through Project Based Learning

8 Steps For Teaching Through Project Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education The process of designing and implementing project based learning can be fairly complex. A big part of that complexity is the shift toward inquiry that uncovers...

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The Thing About Homework

The Thing About Homework

The Thing About Homework by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education As schools around the United States get restarted for another year so does the annual debate about homework. Should there be mandatory homework? How much is appropriate? Does it further...

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