What Is Critical Thinking And Why Is It So Important?

What Is Critical Thinking And Why Is It So Important?

What Is Critical Thinking And Why Is It So Important? In a world inundated with information, where the ability to discern truth from falsehood is paramount, the skill of critical thinking is an increasingly important skill. Critical thinking is not merely a set of...

How Teachers Can Help Overcome The Limits Of Meritocracy

How Teachers Can Help Overcome The Limits Of Meritocracy

How Teachers Can Help Overcome The Limits Of Meritocracy by Matthew Byars So as a middle school teacher for about 25 years, I’ve learned a few tricks. One of them is that if the kids aren’t engaged in what you’re working on, you’re wasting your time. Another is that...

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,...

4 Key Takeaways From “What School Could Be”

4 Key Takeaways From “What School Could Be”

4 Key Takeaways From "What School Could Be" by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education I first met Ted Dintersmith a few years ago in a meeting in downtown Louisville, KY (ThoughtStretchers Education is located in Louisville) to which I was invited to...

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What Is Social Emotional Learning?

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What Is Project Based Learning?

Project based learning is an instructional approach that revolves around the creation of a product, using inquiry to identify what students need to know and learn in order to do so successfully.

8 Strategies to Boost Critical Thinking

As we strive to prepare our students for an ever-evolving world, prioritizing the cultivation of critical thinking skills is a powerful step toward their success and empowerment.

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.

PBL Research: A Guide to Project Based Learning

Learn about project based learning and research in education. Discover the benefits of PBL and how to implement it in your classroom. Get insights from the latest research on PBL.

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