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The S.T.E.A.M. Train Rides Again! Learning through Design and Creativity.

Image courtesy of Terry Williams and Thomine Wilson

Once again, I share with you all a science, a technology, an engineering, an art, and a math digital learning resources in honor of S.T.E.A.M. 577 more words

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Witty Title Invoking Thoughts of Both Revision and Lesson Plans

I have always like editing. It’s something that I find comfort in, the fact that I can make mistakes, that nothing is ever perfect, and so I can always go back, make adjustments, tweak a few problems here and there and something can be improved. 664 more words

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Critical thinking and problem-solving technology solutions

When it comes to critical thinking, problem-solving, inquiry learning and higher-order thinking there is much that can be facilitated by technology.  First, however, what are the common threads between the models that cover these concepts. 445 more words


Understanding and Applying Instructional Strategies

E1 – Exemplify professionally informed, growth-centered practice.

Given the fact that the foundational goal of teaching is to create an environment that facilitates learning (Joyce, Weil, & Calhoun, 2014, p.5) and the fact that every student learns differently (Bruner, n.d.), it is necessary for a master teacher to become experienced using a wide variety of teaching strategies in order to connect with each individual learner in the classroom. 2,558 more words

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Throwback Thursday: 7 Tools for Authentic Assessments

Although I haven’t formally run the stats, I’m pretty sure this is our most popular post of all time. And it’s no secret why: assessment is HARD, and it drives so many other things we do as educators. 926 more words


Differentiation: Teaching Students to Shoot for the Stars

How do you differentiate your lessons? Standard practice has, for some time, been to start pitching your lesson at the students of average ability and add challenge or support as necessary for the students working above and below this level. 606 more words

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