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Not All Blooms' Are Created Equal

Bloom’s, as many have affectionately have nicknamed the famous classification system used to distinguish between different levels of human cognition, is a useful tool that can help us drive “higher order thinking” (read: deep, critical thinking) in our classrooms. 186 more words

Showcase Lesson Reflection

My showcase lesson was titled “Intro to Tessellations.”   The aligning Common Core Standard was, “Understand that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them.” (8.G.2)  The Central Focus of my lesson was to “Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software” and the Academic Language was, “Tessellation, plane, vertex, and adjacent, congruent, rotation, reflection, and translation.”  The Learning Target was, “Students will follow precise, multi-step directions, have the opportunity to go beyond the immediate lesson and apply artistic creativity, and learn more about M. 392 more words

Math Manipulatives

WL Pedagogy and Standards


  1. New Bloom’s Taxonomy & Foreign Language Instruction: I scaffold my activities using Bloom’s Taxonomy which does make a difference in the students’ cognitive engagement with the material.
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Beyond the Hole in the Wall - Reflection 2

Using Questioning for Deep Learning

This week I continued reading Beyond the Hole in the Wall (2012). Mitra touches on the thought that even though children can learn many things from computers students still require a dynamic environment where rich discussion can take place utilizing big evaluative questions. 163 more words


seven myths about education: cognitive psychology & levels of abstraction

In her book Seven Myths about Education, Daisy Christodoulou claims that a certain set of ideas dominant in English education are misguided and presents evidence to support her claim. 2,324 more words


About Bloom´s taxonomy

It was interesting and awesome to read about the origins of Bloom´s taxonomy, in 1948, a young Doctor (Dr. Benjamin Bloom, then only 35 years old but already a college examiner of the prestigious University of Chicago) met informally with a group of colleges and set forth in motion the production of the T… 354 more words

Higher Order Thinking Skills Learning Outcomes Poster

Use this handy poster (select the image on the link to download) to help you write learning outcomes using Bloom’s taxonomy and incorporate development of higher order thinking skills into your sessions. 14 more words