Wednesday, August 31, 2016

See & Learn the ABC’s of
Deeper Instruction

How to stay focused on rigor and engagement
even when your best-laid plans fall apart.
By Libby Woodfin
Thinking about and evaluating the cognitive rigor of your questions ahead of time will help you avoid asking too many low-level questions in the spur of the moment. Hess’ Cognitive Rigor Matrix is a great tool for mapping out your questions.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Check out these ideas for setting up routines in your
classroom from ASCD!

Jessica Ivy and Kelly Moser

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Steve Watson sent this link!

"Perhaps the most important reason for developing metacognition is that it can improve the application of knowledge, skills, and character qualities in realms beyond the immediate context in which they were learned. This can result in the transfer of competencies across disciplines—important for students preparing for real-life situations where clear-cut divisions of disciplines fall away and one must select competencies from the entire gamut of their experience to effectively apply them to the challenges at hand. Even within academic settings, it is valuable—and often necessary—to apply principles and methods across disciplinary lines."  (emphasis mine)

Click below to read the entire article:

The Role of Metacognition in
 Learning and Achievement

I sent out a request for teachers to share items for the Curriculum Corner.  Brendan Hardy sent this link.  It's a good reminder that life is changing fast and we are preparing students for a world we can't even imagine.

Thanks, Brendan!