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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

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Three Types of Questions for Fostering Higher-level Thinking

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/podcast_higher_level_questioning_curtis_chandler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHuman beings seemed to be innately adept at asking questions. Over the past few weeks here are just a few interesting things that I have heard come out of students’ mouths.   -Why we… Continue Reading

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3 Tips for Creating ‘Sticky Learning’ in Schools

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/sticky_learning_curtis_chandler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download How do you get learning to stick? That is the question on the minds of a number of educators I have visited with over the past few weeks…and an emerging body of educational… Continue Reading

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Getting Students Out of Their Chairs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/getting_students_out_of_their_chairs.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost concepts can be covered in the lecture hall, but are better experienced away from a desk. I’m not an art-therapist by any means, but it is incredible how much insight can be gained… Continue Reading

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Lasagna, Santa Clause, and Other Lessons in Listening and Speaking

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Lasagna_Santa_and_Other_Listening_and_Speaking_Lessons.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhile much of education acknowledges the need for us to focus on literacy and numeracy, not everyone realizes the paramount importance of listening and spoken language skills. For example, I remember that when my… Continue Reading

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TEACHER ENGAGEMENT-The Key to Improved Student Learning

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/teacher_engagement.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere has been a lot of talk lately on how we might improve student learning and student engagement.   One widely accepted notion is that improving student engagement is likely to result in improved student… Continue Reading

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4 Strategies for Fostering 21st Century Listening, Speaking, and Thinking

Effective communication has proven to be a problem throughout recorded history.  For example, many years ago the United States experienced diplomatic problems with Panama about the Canal Zone, which resulted in civil disturbances and riots.  Just when it appeared that… Continue Reading

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Making Math Fun

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/What_Makes_Math_Fun_Curtis_Chandler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadChoice, control, ownership of learning, a few games, and a bit of technology can have a powerful impact on mathematics instruction. I was walking through an elementary school recently, and I heard this kid… Continue Reading