• Think, Make, Innovate: Reflection

    “We do not learn from experience... we learn from reflecting on experience.”― John Dewey Reflection is a key part of processing and allowing ourselves… Read More

  • Light Up Thinking with Red Light, Yellow Light

    Red Light, Yellow Light is a powerful thinking routine when students encounter ‘puzzles of truth.’ Students are provided with tools to navigate through editorials, biased… Read More

  • Let’s Chat About Chalk Talk

    Chalk Talk provides the opportunity for students to engage in silent conversations. Silent conversations allow students to take the time to consider new… Read More

  • +1 Thinking Routine to Power-Up Your Classroom

    +1 Routine is very similar to the Take Note Routine that we highlighted in a previous post. This routine is used immediately following new learning or content. Read More

  • ‘Take Note’ of this Thinking Routine

    Take Note is not the traditional note-taking or outlining of a lecture you may initially connect with. Instead, it promotes students to actively… Read More

  • Incorporating Thinking Routines Into Instruction

    What are Thinking Routines? Thinking routines are essential for helping students develop a deep understanding of content. According to John Hattie’s research on… Read More

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    Using Socratic Seminar in a Hybrid Environment

    Recent times have forced the landscape of our classrooms to evolve. The question I often ask myself is, "Will we ever go back?" I don't… Read More

  • Empowering Students: Utilizing Flipgrid for Student Feedback Teams

    Over the last month, we have discussed how students can become more engaged, self-directed, and responsible for their learning. We’ve shared ideas of how to… Read More

  • Empowering Students: Student Feedback Teams

    In a time when we are feeling overconnected to our devices and disconnected from one another, it is immensely important to establish and foster the… Read More

  • Empowering Students: Utilizing Portfolios as a Self-Assessment

    Self-assessment may be one of the most overlooked super powers our students need to succeed.  When students understand the learning objectives and the standards and… Read More