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The Official Thinking Maps Blog

Using Thinking Maps to Support High Quality Questions and Deepen Accountable Talk

Posted on  April 11, 2017  by  Thought Leaders
sipBy Kati Pearson (Director of Teaching and Learning) and Hana Insanally, Julie Staton, & Bianca Williams (School Improvement Program Specialists),Lake County Schools, Florida
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My Year Without Target (And Other New Year’s Resolutions)

Posted on  March 07, 2017  by  Kisha Daniels, Ed. D
white-male-1874779_640Last summer I made a very tough decision to live life without Target. Yes, Target! The store with the Red Bullseye logo. I did this for a number of reasons (many of which are unimportant) but what is important, is
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Growing the Creative Executive Brain

Posted on  December 13, 2016  by  Carol Lloyd
motivatedbrain#5 in a series from The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt   How many times have you heard, or even said, “My students can’t do that!”  I remember when the graduation
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A New Definition of Rigor

Posted on  November 29, 2016  by  Leanna Brown
screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-11-16-04-amEducators across the country are discussing “Rigor” and how to incorporate it into their classroom instruction:   “Our lessons must be more rigorous.” “We must increase the rigor of our assessments.” “Does this book possess the necessary rigor for that
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