Two articles in the Association of Middle Level Education Magazine examine ways teachers can connect with students through quick lessons and lead them in discussions to develop critical thinking.
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November 04, 2014
September 08, 2014
BookMarks listens to The Smartest Kids in the World author Amanda Ripley speak at the National Book Festival.
May 30, 2014
When students are too critical of the texts they read in school, they perpetuate a culture of cynicism, according to one university president.
May 14, 2014
A deeper look at the findings from the assessment shows the relationship between instruction and student performance.
March 14, 2014
Displaying student work can start a conversation about what quality work looks like and how to get there.
December 30, 2013
BookMarks' most popular posts of 2013 include book reviews, interviews, and longer pieces on graphic novels, common standards, creativity, summer reading, e-books, and libraries.
September 17, 2013
Expeditionary Learning middle schools in Washington and New York City boosted students' reading and mathematics learning, finds a new study by Mathematica Policy Research.
April 22, 2013
Quality newspapers and magazines can develop critical thinking in students.
March 06, 2013
Paul Thomas asks a provocative question this week. Are the poor too free? Are our schools providing students with tools and skills to foster their independence? Or teaching them to be compliant cogs in a machine whose levers of control they will never touch? Thomas describes the paternalism that has become central to modern education, as well as efforts to "reform" it even further.
March 04, 2013
New titles offer frameworks for teaching creativity and critical thinking, the building blocks of "innovation." These books—and two more children's books on creativity—suggest a shift toward emphasizing hard work and problem-solving when conceptualizing innovation.