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SEL Strong to the Finish!

For the past few weeks we’ve been blog-sploring how sports and other extracurricular activities present natural Social and Emotional Learning experiences, particularly in the hands of the right teacher-coaches and mentors.   572 more words


FOM: Chamber's Pot of Lies for CCSS

For today’s “Fib-o-Meter” article, the pro CCSS U. S. Chamber of Commerce is  up for examination! What? You didn’t know the U.S. Chamber of Commerce loves the ‘Core’? 1,304 more words

Gates Foundation

Finding the Why: Part 4-Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

What is critical thinking? Although we hear those buzz words flying around in education-there are so many ideas-it is hard to know if we fully know what it really means in the context of a classroom. 694 more words

FInding The Why

USGS Historical Topo Maps

For the last month or so, there has been a serious spring cleaning operation going on in my house. Serious. I’ve dug through boxes of stuff that I packed away almost 20 years ago and haven’t looked at since. 573 more words


Montessori Roots and Self-Management: Alumnus Brad Wason Reflects on Lessons Learned at WMS

Alumnus Brad Wason, who recently started working for Zappos, wrote the following blog post about how Wilmington Montessori School has helped him deal with the changes that are happening in his work life today. 166 more words

Wilmington Montessori School

In Search Of The Holy Grail - How do ICTs foster Critical Thinking?

The Holy Grail of ICT integration in the classroom is that almost mythical quest for the application of ICTs to foster critical thinking. The assumption that the introduction of ICTs would somehow magically transform teaching practice, leading to more learner-centred, problem-based, cognitively rich classrooms has not borne fruit. 1,528 more words

Web 2.0 Tools

Tip of the Week: Canva - solution to the end of the year blues

As you count down the final days and hours, many of you are having students create final products and assessments. We often ask kids to create these end of year projects in textual form. 550 more words