Three Key Questions on Measuring Learning

Three Key Questions on Measuring Learning

     Educators, policy makers, parents, and others interested in improving the way we measure learning in today's schools need to examine three essential questions: 1) What really matters in a contemporary education? 2) How should we assess those […]

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STEM and Writing: Connecting All the Pieces

STEM and Writing: Connecting All the Pieces

A class of fourth grade students are hunched over their desks writing feverishly about their recent experiment in the STEM lab. Within their science notebooks, you can see evidence of their learning; drawings of their catapult designs, labeling all […]

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7 Questions That Guide the Work of Inspired Teachers

7 Questions That Guide the Work of Inspired Teachers

I’m near the ocean where the sky is bright blue and the water is placid, but I can’t help recalling how gray, mute, and turbulent the last 15 months have been.  While I spent most of that time wrestling with a book I began four years ago, the […]

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Assessing Deeper Learning After a Year of Change

Assessing Deeper Learning After a Year of Change

The profound disruptions to traditional schooling this past year leave educators with a unique  opportunity to redefine school when we resume in the fall. Though it may be tempting to try to teach  faster to "catch up" on missed content, we contend […]

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Supporting Students Through Deeper Learning

Supporting Students Through Deeper Learning

Okay, so what is deeper learning? And are we not helping our students learn deeply in our schools already? 

As more and more of my educational conversations involve the discussion of deeper learning for students, I must admit these questions were at […]

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6 Resources that Engage Students in STEM Learning

6 Resources that Engage Students in STEM Learning

There are many different ways that all teachers regardless of grade level or content area can bring STEM into the classroom. There are numerous benefits of incorporating STEM activities into learning, whether we connect it directly with the content […]

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Helping Students to Build Digital Literacy Skills

Helping Students to Build Digital Literacy Skills

We have access to billions of resources in less than a second. With all of this power through technology, as educators, we must be able to sort through the information and develop our own digital literacy skills in our work. But more importantly, we […]

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