EdChat News Monday, February 12
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- Three Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
- Teaching students how to make inferences and see positive sides of even terrible ideas can help them develop critical thinking skills.
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- To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design
- Education is a reflective practice. This blog provides my views on educational leadership, effective technology integration, innovation, and creating a student-centered learning culture.
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- 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]
- Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help teachers and students create and share notes, lists, and reminders. There are so many possibilities that I decided to put together this post and infographic with ideas for how Google Keep can be used in the classroom: 15 Ways for…
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- Making School a Safe Place for LGBTQ Students
- Discrimination and harassment are still a daily reality for many LGBTQ students. Here are some things teachers can do to change that.
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- In-Class Flip: The Flipped Classroom Meets the Station Rotation Model
- When I work with school districts shifting to blended learning, I often train teachers on the station rotation model and the flipped classroom. Both of these strategies for blending face-to-face and online learning work well for teachers in a traditional school setting.
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Tweeted At: Sun Feb 11 23:00:34 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2016-11-06T23:26:02+00:00
Author: Katrina Schwartz
- In a training on integrative thinking at the University of Torontos Rotman School of Management, Watt finally found the tools he needed to develop students critical thinking.
- He feels the integrative thinking tools have naturally encouraged his students to build a growth mindset about all aspects of life because multiple viewpoints or ways to solve a problem are a core part of why integrative thinking works.
- He even uses integrative thinking in math instruction, asking students to use the ladder of inference to determine information in a word problem, or asking them to do Pro/Pro charts for different multiplication strategies and then letting them come up with their own third way.
- The integrative thinking tools gave Warren a solution to a problem she and many other teachers have struggled with for a long time: how to deepen student thinking.
- Warren starts the first semester by asking students to do a causal model another core integrative thinking tool of their values.
Tweeted At: Sun Feb 11 14:16:12 +0000 2018
- It is important to take a critical lens to our work to ensure efficacy if the goal is to improve learning.
- Challenging learners through complex problem solving and activities that involve critical thinking is extremely important, but they also must be afforded opportunities to apply their learning in relevant ways.
- Authentic and/or interdisciplinary context: Is there a connection to help students see why this learning is important and how it can be used outside of school?
- Innovative assessment – Is assessment changing to provide critical information about what students know or don’t?
- Improving outcomes relies on aligning instruction to solid research, ensuring that pedagogical shifts are occurring, holding ourselves (and others) accountable for growth, and showcasing evidence of improvement.
Tweeted At: Sun Feb 11 19:35:43 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2017-03-30T10:56:36+00:00
Author: Kasey Bell
- Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help teachers and studentscreate and share notes, lists, and reminders.
- Google Keep is loaded with fun features that can help students get organized, track progress, take notes, and more.
- In Google Keep, students can jot down quick notes to themselves about a particular class or subject.
- With Google Keep, students can easily keep track of each project, tasks, notes, and due dates.
- Students can use Google Keep for daily journaling and writing reflections on daily learning, projects, self-assess their progress, and share what they did well and what they could improve upon.
Tweeted At: Sun Feb 11 20:20:10 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2017-11-05T08:29:59+00:00
Author: Donna Bulatowicz
- A 2015 national school climate study conducted byGLSEN, an organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students, found that over 85 percent of these students have experienced verbal harassment and 66 percent have been discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Q = Queer – – also an umbrella term to describe sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression that doesnt conform to (this term) was used as a slur, Mui says, but there is a power in re-claimed words, and we find that across different types of marginalized identities, the…
- GLSEN Safe Space Kit – – A Guide to Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual – – and Transgender Students in Your School – – As with any kind of advocacy, its crucial to understand your own background and biases.
- GLSEN provides guidelines for these considerations in its Transgender Model District Policy: It is critical that parental/guardian approval is never a prerequisite for respecting a students chosen name, appropriate gender, and pronouns… Staff should take guidance from and work collaboratively with the student to ensure that the student remains safe,…
- GLSENs research has shown that the existence of a student GSA, or Gender Sexuality Alliance, can go a long way toward improving a schools climate for LGBTQ students.
Tweeted At: Mon Feb 12 04:01:37 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2016-01-07T10:41:49+00:00
Author: Catlin Tucker
- When I work with school districts shifting to blended learning, I often train teachers onthestation rotation model and the flipped classroom.
- Students rotate around the classroom to different learning stations.
- The flipped classroom is a model in which the transfer of information takes place online, where students can pace their own learning.
- One way to address both of these concerns is to combine the station rotation model and the flipped classroom with an in-class flip.
- This is a great way to take the benefits of the flipped classroom and embed them into the station rotation model.