Strategies for Learning

Last updated 20 June, 2018. Look for ***New***

8 ways to help older kids develop a sense of imagination
Because imaginative thinking hones creativity and improves students’ social and emotional skills, it’s something that teachers and schools should fold into their planning.Researcher Wendy Ostroff identified several strategies teachers can adopt to encourage older students to activate their dormant imaginations.

Underutilized Teaching Ideas
Sharing quality work samples with students. With an overview of multiple classes and access to numerous work samples, teacher librarians are well positioned to help teachers build a portfolio of excellence to support this strategy.

The SAMR Model
You can use SAMR to reflect on how you're integrating technology into your classroom. Is it an act of Substitution? Augmentation? Modification? Or Redefinition?  Coupling of the SAMR model and Bloom’s Taxonomy

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The Best Critical Thinking Prompts for Your Inquisitive Learners’ Projects
This series of fill-in-the-blank prompts can be used by teachers to create lessons, students to create projects–or teachers to collaborate with students to create lessons or projects.

3 tips for maintaining teacher sanity while building independent learners
We all have the class that just doesn’t hear the directions or even worse, yet all the more common, is the chorus of repetitive questions Three strategies and an infographic will help change this.

Comics belong in the classroom
Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education -- and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn.

***New***  Anchor Charts 101: Why and How to Use Them - A primer for newbies!
An anchor chart is a tool that is used to support instruction (i.e. “anchor” the learning for students) in the classroom. As you teach a lesson, you create a chart, together with your students, that captures the most important content and relevant strategies. Anchor charts build a culture of literacy in the classroom by making thinking—both the teacher’s and students’—visible.

Last updated: 6/20/2018 11:49:44 AM