Saturday, July 30, 2016
Hot off the press from ASCD...explicit strategies for teaching students metacognitive strategies. Well worth the read!
Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains
If the difference between a student's success and failure were something specific you could teach, wouldn't you? Metacognition is exactly that -- a tool that helps students unlock the brain's amazing power and take control of their learning. Educational researchers and professional developers Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers have been exploring and using the explicit teaching of metacognition for years, and in this new book they share a practical way to teach preK-12 students how to drive their brains. Learn more.
Here is a GREAT article on how teachers can impact a student's perception of their ability to succeed in school. This well worth the read, courtesy of SmartBrief.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
This is one of the best articles I have read on resilience in thinking in a while. Enjoy! Courtesy of theguardian.
The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere
Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students
gu.com/p/4fg33/stw|By Judy Willis
Thursday, July 30, 2015
An excellent article based on an analogy between close reading of text and community..along with some great ideas for building community in the classroom. Courtesy of Choice Literacy.