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Notes Are Fun

Not only is note-taking a super fun way to learn how to learn…writing stuff down can improve your life in other ways too. Writing can help you process the big stuff rambling around in your brain. 168 more words

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Testing...Testing...

Do you hate tests? I sure don’t. I LOVE them. I love job interviews too.

I’m seriously serious. I think of job interviews and tests the same way you probably think of the Olympics or an NHL game. 110 more words

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Learning to Learn: Yes it's a Thing

From what I gather, learning to learn is very much related to metacognition. Basically it’s about examining your own thinking and thinking practices and using what’s uncovered during those reflections to your advantage in learning situation. 218 more words

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Successful Well Rounded Rigorous Teaching and Learning

Students who are exposed to an excellent well rounded education that is grounded in effective and rigorous teaching and learning that spikes their creativity would learn from the sheer curiosity and desire to acquire knowledge. 38 more words

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Quit Following Me!

Yikers. I wonder why that lovely pair of shoes I’ve been coveting are following me around so relentlessly? Perhaps this has to do with the all-knowing, … 212 more words

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Thinking About Thinking Again

This video is about creative thinking. Lithgow (2013) shares some ways we can create the conditions for creating creative thinkers in the classroom. Have a looksee: 191 more words

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Growth Mindsets

What is a growth mindset?

How can we support our students through a fixed mindset?  Letting students know they’re supported seems to help and walking them through things that are really hard for them seems to help, but otherwise if they don’t want to do the work, there’s not much else to do about it. 92 more words

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