So what does quality have to do with learning? Quite a bit, it turns out. And it starts out with helping students understand what it means.
What are some things successful teachers do? It turns out, quite a bit--and it begins and ends with connecting with students.
Whether a formal test or an informal observation, the most important question every assessment should answer is, 'What now?'
As we make learning visible, the process and sequence of learning is illuminated. This helps students see understanding as always evolving.
From making an observation and drawing conclusions to forming a question, here are 27 universal strategies for critical learning.
Mobile technology erodes the traditional classroom. Truly 'mobile' learners should disrupt non-flexible curriculum.
Truth be told, students are geniuses with technology. Born hackers. And of course they are better than teachers. They're digital natives.
From Accountable Talk to interactive RAFT Assignments, podcasting to debate, there are countless alternatives to lecturing.
Video is a pedagogical goldmine. What 'viewing comprehension strategies' can students use during and after watching videos in class?
In a highly effective learning environment, there are opportunities for students to revisit old thinking while grappling with new ideas.
Shifts to create the classroom of the future include a shift from academic standards to learning networks and single modalities to blended.
Digital literacy is about being able to make sense of digital media. This occurs through meaningful and sustainable consumption and curation patterns that improve an individuals potential to contribute to an authentic community
Teaching for disruption means that things aren’t always going to according to plan—your plan, anyway.
When introducing students to new content, the right questions and language can help disarm uncertainty and encourage students to develop a growth mindset.
Critical reading is about gathering knowledge, understanding context, and seeing ideas from multiple perspectives to make sense of a text.