Tag Archives: project based learning

If you follow the arrows, where will you go?

Driving through Amherst, Nova Scotia I saw this street intriguing sign. The elementary school teacher in me was intrigued. For the rest of my drive, I thought about how to use this image as an anchor for a project that … Continue reading

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Close Looking: Using logos to develop critical thinking

You may know about close reading as a “thoughtful, critical analysis of a text that focuses on significant details or patterns in order to develop a deep, precise understanding of the text’s form, craft, meanings, etc.” (nieonline.com/tbtimes/downloads/CCSS_reading.pdf) But have you … Continue reading

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Developing a Common Understanding of Growth Mindset

If you were to create a top 10 list of this year’s professional conversations about teaching and learning, we’re pretty sure that Carol Dweck’s work on Growth Mindset would be at  the top of the list.  When any topic becomes … Continue reading

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