5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners
"Knowing the answers may help them in school, but knowing how to question will help them for life."
The Art of Reflection
By collecting their learning artifacts and compiling them into portfolios, students should have an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and see their own growth.
Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking
Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.
Who Wants to Know? Use Student Questions to Drive Learning
As students get more confident asking questions in class, they'll be better prepared to take their questioning attitude into the world.
Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
How to Use Wild Hog Questions in the Classroom
Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes teachers move past off-the-cuff and knowledge-based questions by designing questions before teaching.
Watch What's Working: Carol Dweck Talks Growth Mindset
Watch Carol Dweck, Stanford University's growth mindset guru and researcher, talk about the winning combination of having high expectations of students and providing effective support.
A Guide For Teaching With Analogies - | Critical Thinking
From part to whole to synonyms and antonyms, to cause and effect and step and sequences, here are fourteen types of analogies for critical thinking.
The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom
Bloom’s & SOLO ‘are not Just Colorful Posters we Hang on the Wall’ is my two-part series at Education Week Teacher. Bloom’s Taxonomy is talked about a lot in educational…
The Power of "I Don't Know"
Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.
25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education