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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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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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Why We Need More Problems in Education…Not Less

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/We_Need_More_Problems_in_Schools…Not_Less_PODCAST.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA couple of weeks ago, when the weather turned ridiculously cold, I was on my way home from visiting with some teachers in a nearby city when I got a little lost.  My GPS… Continue Reading

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Staying Afloat: College and Career Readiness in a Time of Financial Crisis

Even with limited resources, effective educators keep ‘learning afloat’ by making use of free technology tools, school resources, community members, and a little ingenuity to ensure that rigor and relevance don’t drown.       Years ago, when I was younger and… Continue Reading