By Scott Sterling Just like a computer or office, the brain needs to organize information in a way that makes it easily accessible while enabling further growth. For example, if you can’t classify and find information related to the solar system, how are you supposed to understand astrophysics? Students need to move from rote memorization […]
By Scott Sterling You would think that needing to understand how to record and represent knowledge has lost importance in the age of smartphones, BYOD, and tablets. After all, to record knowledge, a student only has to tap the “record” button. That practice might accomplish one goal (having access to that knowledge at a later […]
By Scott Sterling Last month, we discussed conative skills. You won’t find conative skills on many pacing guides or curricula, but students need to master them. Our list from that post included: Interpreting situations Cultivating a growth mindset Developing resiliency Avoiding negative thinking Taking various perspectives on an issue Interacting responsibly with other people Handling […]
This is no longer just a warning about underground trains. By: Scott Sterling, Learning Sciences International It’s called college and career readiness for a reason. The goal is to produce students that are ready to work in the next phase of their lives. The previous standards only dictated what a kid should know—not how. The […]
20 Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement
By William N. Bender
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