Everybody needs a hobby, so it's said. But even if you're busy enough as it is (and what teacher and student isn't), you can still benefit from exploring this list of creative hobbies for building critical thinking skills. Some of them you may...
What is a mindful classroom? How does it work, and how does the concept fit into teaching and learning? Most importantly, what does it mean for our learners?Teaching in a mindful classroom can help students remain calm in stressful situations. It...
There's something exciting about the concept of the flipping your classroom. Imagine the excitement of learners doing hands-on work at school and taking video lessons at home. The idea might feel a little uncomfortable at first, and if you are new to...
Education is all about preparation. It means getting ready for the future with the actions we take in the 'now.' This translates to the accessories teachers equip themselves and their classrooms with as much as it does learning. So the right list of...read more
Students are leaving school before you know it. One minute they're handing in assignments and the next you're handing out diplomas. If you're a teacher or a parent (or both), then you know that's no exaggeration. Leaving school is a big deal for...read more
When we talk about transforming teaching, we're not talking about fixing what's wrong. Instead, we're talking about possibilities. We're talking about taking the great work we do as teachers and making it exceptional. It's about exploring possibility...read more
Appreciation from others is always great even when someone loves their job and doesn't need motivation to do it. For example, teachers love teaching and learning although they are used to students despising school. Even so, the things teachers love...read more
At one time or another we have all engaged in poor thinking habits. After all, nobody's perfect and neither is anybody's thinking. However, that doesn't mean we can't get better at it and start thinking more critically. It's worth our time to seek...read more
Essential project-based learning goes hand in hand with the Essential Fluencies. At its best, PBL is students working together on projects that they care about, taking ownership of their education, and becoming lifelong learners. It's like D. Blocher...read more
What can teachers do to help enable learners who struggle in class regularly? Sometimes it can feel like an uphill battle for both the student and the teacher. After all, many of these kids are considered highly intelligent and verbally competent. So...read more
An essential question is an incredibly powerful tool for discovery learning and critical thinking skill development. The truth is you can make any question essential with a few adjustments. Let's see how to turn basic non-essential questions into...read more
Educator Jeffrey Benson wants you to know that the best lifelong teaching practices are the simplest ones. They're the ones that stand the test of time for every student and every teacher. He knows learners and learning well, having worked in his 35...read more