Teaching younger critical thinkers to move from the concept of the concrete to the abstract can be done by using curiosity to develop a larger umbrella of inquiry to set the tone.
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November 18, 2015
November 11, 2015
Second grade teacher Becki Cope teaches her second graders how to work in groups. She uses specific roles to make sure all students are engaged in collaboration.
November 04, 2015
High School science teacher Tricia Shelton shares how she has transitioned her instruction to meet the goals of the Next Generation Science Standards.
October 28, 2015
Teacher Maricela Montoy-Wilson encourages her students to embrace challenging math problems and be articulative during peer discussion to justify their thought processes.
October 14, 2015
High school students lead student-lead conversations that involve rotating through different stations. Implementing movement in the classroom enables discussions to continue seamlessly.
September 23, 2015
Molly Reed's third grade students work in groups to explore the attributes of ecosystems. Students learn by identifying plant parts, planting and recording growth over time, and making garden connection circles.
July 29, 2015
Steven Carpenter has his students experience the world of an engineer by giving them a real-world design problem: develop a new iPad case that meets the needs of teachers.
July 22, 2015
High school teacher David Olio emphasizes the difference between the multiple perspectives of collaboration and consensus-focused cooperative learning in his class.
July 08, 2015
Los Angeles teacher Antoinette Pippen shows how she encourages reasoning skills and discipline-specific vocabulary to help her 5th graders in analyzing the scientific and artistic qualities of nature paintings.
June 23, 2015
High school history teacher Jennifer Wolfe leads her students through a peer-revision process called Warm and Cool feedback as a way of improving their understanding of their own written strengths and weaknesses.