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November 08, 2011

Response: Several Ways To Teach Critical Thinking Skills

An educator who prefers to remain anonymous asked: How do you go about teaching critical thinking skills? I try to infuse critical thinking during much of my teaching, and have particularly found the "thinking routines" developed by Project Zero in Harvard useful. I describe in my latest book how...

November 03, 2011

How Can We Teach Critical Thinking Skills?

This week's question comes from an educator who prefers to remain anonymous: How do you go about teaching critical thinking skills? Boy, this is sure an important issue! And one where we often need to remember William Butler Yeats' often quoted comment: "Education is not filling a bucket, but l...

October 27, 2011

Response: Part Two -- Can Teachers Be Friends With Students?

(NOTE: This is the second of a three-part series) Brad Patterson asked: Can we be friends with our students? Where do we create barriers? How about social-media wise? I'm interested to hear about your experience, lessons learned, regrets, what you would offer as advice for new teachers. Rick W...

October 25, 2011

Response: Can Teachers Be Friends With Students? -- Part One

Brad Patterson asked: Can we be friends with our students? Where do we create barriers? How about social-media wise? I'm interested to hear about your experience, lessons learned, regrets, what you would offer as advice for new teachers. It's an important question with two key components. One ...

September 24, 2011

Response: Several Ways To Help Students Develop Self-Control

Last week, I posed the question: How can we help students develop self-control? As I mentioned in that post, I've received several months-worth of questions so far (please keep 'em coming!), but now and then I'm also planning to include a question that I've come up with....and I'll label them as "...

September 03, 2011

Response: The Best Ways To Use Tech In The Classroom

Carla Arena asked: How do teachers make informed decisions in relation to a balanced use of technology in the classroom? Where can new teachers become better informed about best practices for technology use in the classroom without becoming overwhelmed and discouraged by the overload of information...

September 01, 2011

How Can We Best Use Technology In The Classroom?

This week's question comes from Carla Arena, who asks: How do teachers make informed decisions in relation to a balanced use of technology in the classroom? Where can new teachers become better informed about best practices for technology use in the classroom without becoming overwhelmed and discou...

August 30, 2011

Response: Several Ways To Help Students Become Better Listeners

Chris Moore asked: "How do you teach people to LISTEN better? Everyone seems to want very individualized instructions. They don't listen to any of the instructions and then the minute they have a problem with the assignment they want me to explain it all over again to them personally. It seems t...

August 25, 2011

How Can We Help Students Develop Better Listening Skills?

This week's question comes from Chris Moore, who asks: "How do you teach people to LISTEN better? Everyone seems to want very individualized instructions. They don't listen to any of the instructions and then the minute they have a problem with the assignment they want me to explain it all over a...

August 24, 2011

Response: Several Ways To 'Motivate' the Unmotivated To Learn

Cyndy Woods-Wilson asked: How can we "motivate" the unmotivated to learn something new? It's a great question, and is surely one often on the minds of educators everywhere. I especially liked how Cyndy put the word "motivate" in quotation marks, because it reflects what I learned during my 19 yea...

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