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Building a Culture of Continuous Learning for Teachers

The four-part Learning Cycle. We’re all familiar with the traditional model of professional development: an outside consultant comes in during the summer or at the beginning of the school year, spends a few hours or a couple of days introducing the new program or
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Growing the Creative Executive Brain

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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Thinking About Thinking: An Interview With Kisha N. Daniels

© 2016 WUNC Our very own Kisha N. Daniels was interviewed by Frank Stasio of The State of Things on WUNC of Chapel Hill, NC. Listen to the full radio broadcast to hear Kisha explain how we’re shortchanging critical thinking in the classroom
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Don’t Forget to Start With Why

iStock.com I once visited with a high school student who told me that he did not see great value in Thinking Maps. He said he didn’t understand why his teacher would tell him to do a “Bubble Map” or a “Tree
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Pokémon Go (Uh-Oh)!

image Come one, come all- Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! “Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you. So get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the
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Why Do We Need to Learn This Anyway?

Copyright Mercedes Benz, 2011. I will be the first to admit that I love my iPhone, however, I may be one of the few people still around who do not read books on a mobile device (iPad, Kindle, tablet, etc.).  While, I am not
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Serious Play

motivatedbrain Recently I began a new book from ASCD, The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt (2015). Now that is a title that will get the attention of any educator! I have not gotten very far
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Reinventing High School

summary of noncognitive factors related to academic performance   In September, 2105, XQ: The Super School Project was launched; a challenge to America to reinvent high school. If you have any interest in seeing American education step out of its institutional box and become real education for our
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Why Can’t We Teach Problem Solving?

©iStock.com/alanholden     Many math teachers have a common concern, “Why can’t my students solve problems?  I know they can do the math!”  According to Grant Wiggins in several of his blogs, including one titled “The dismal state of mathematics education,” and
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