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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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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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Engaging Students in Listening, Speaking, and Thinking

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Engaging_Students_in_Listening_Speaking_and_Thinking.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecently, much attention has been turned to the importance of listening and speaking.  Across the United States, for instance, new curricular standards encourage regular classroom practice in speaking and listening from the time kids… 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