The 7 Best Ways to Keep Students’ Attention in Class

Teachers know it can often be difficult to keep students' attention, especially in a more traditional classroom. Learning styles, personal technology, and the collaborative spirit are some of the things teachers are adjusting to. Thus, as our...

Making Math Meaningful: A Case Study in Powerful Student Connection

Richard Saul Wurman said that to learn something it must stimulate your curiosity. In other words, interest precedes learning. Connection and relevance happen when we stimulate an emotional response, which is essential to learning. Simply put,...

Why Students Must Learn to Start Asking Meaningful Questions

Editor's note: This is an updated version of a previous post on asking meaningful questions and why it matters. Asking meaningful questions is a cornerstone of learning and living because it's a practice we use every day. Everything from grocery shopping to choosing a...

26 Critical Thinking Tools Aligned With Bloom’s Taxonomy

Editor's note: This is an updated version of the original article featuring critical thinking tools aligned with the levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Fostering critical thinking skills is always a challenge in teaching. Educators still honor Bloom’s Taxonomy as the basis...

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A Path to Better Learning in the Age of Digital Distraction

Digital distraction is a term only those living in our Information Age might know. Being distracted by technology isn't a new thing, but today's tech is different. It's personal—so personal, in fact, that we can't imagine living our lives without it now. This is...

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