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

I have never met an educator whhigher-level thinkingo 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 teaching and learning operationalized at a fairly low cognitive level. In this week’s podcast, we examine ways that schools, technology, and curriculum can be utilized to help support teachers in their efforts to engage students in higher-level questioning and thinking.




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