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5 Essential Tech Tools that Keep Teachers Learning

The most effective teachers that I know are masterful learners. Somehow, amidst the demands of curriculum, instruction and assessment, they carve out a bit of time each day to gain new knowledge and improve their practice for the benefit of… Continue Reading

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Recalibrating Project-Based Learning

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/recalibrating_PBL_IT.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn education, just because everyone claims to be doing something similar doesn’t ensure that they are doing it well…or the even the same.   Project-based learning, or PBL, continues to gain momentum in schools and… Continue Reading

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Getting Your Feet Wet with Project-based Learning

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/PBL_getting_your_feet_wet.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download As human-beings, we tend to learn the most when we are given something to do and a problem to solve. For example, when I visit with schools, I often challenge teachers to search… Continue Reading

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Orchestrating Compelling Problems for Students to Solve

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Orchestrating_Compelling_Problems_for_Students.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Young people’s brains are designed to solve problems. Once they are invested in a something challenging, they will often do whatever it takes to work out a solution. One of my own son’s,… Continue Reading

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What Schools, Technology, and Curriculum Can Do to Support Higher-Level Thinking in the Classroom

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Higher_Level_Thinking_Supporting_Teachers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI have never met an educator who was opposed to higher-level thinking activities. Yet, if you or I were to drop in on any classroom at random, research suggests that that we would observe… Continue Reading

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Teaching Students HOW to Think Instead of WHAT to Think

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/teaching_students_How_to_think_instead_of_WHAT_to_think.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne the most challenging aspects of being an educator is knowing when to answer questions…and when not to. For example, the other day I was visiting a school and came across two young students… Continue Reading