The Benefits (and Some Pitfalls) of Project-Based Learning

The Benefits (and Some Pitfalls) of Project-Based Learning

Adults live in a world of projects, and with the myriad problems that accompany both work and life, people are often collaborating in various social contexts to get things sorted out. This system of cooperation and investigation of strategies and resolutions is the...
Did You Get All That? Showing Evidence of Learning

Did You Get All That? Showing Evidence of Learning

Are you lucky enough to be an educator? Those who teach know the drill. It’s the end of the week. You’ve spent hours perfecting your unit lessons, have relayed them to your students with all your effort and pride, like the Olympic torch traveling from hand to hand as...
Preventing the Perfectionism Habit

Preventing the Perfectionism Habit

Do you set high expectations for yourself and others? And how often do you feel you meet these expectations? How often do you feel others meet them? Of course, having high standards are both good and necessary to a productive life. But if you find yourself or others...
Helping Introverts Thrive in the Classroom

Helping Introverts Thrive in the Classroom

In the U.S., where one-third of the population identifies as introverts, it’s safe to say that you’ve got more than one in your classroom. But in this extrovert-optimized world, where being social and outgoing are highly prized and often rewarded, it can feel shameful...
Making Memories That Translate into Deeper Learning

Making Memories That Translate into Deeper Learning

What are some moments that stand out to you from school? Are they moments from sports teams or club activities? Engaging debates or a school science fair? What do you think makes them particularly memorable to you? Chances are they touched on something emotionally...

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