A Call to HOPE

Many people are finding it difficult to maintain a positive perspective with the daily barrage of news and information about the current pandemic situation and the subsequent mandated closures and changes in daily routines.  In the midst of it all, I believe that you and I can be a conduit of good for those around … Continue reading A Call to HOPE

Notes and Summaries in the Classroom

Students need tools to improve their ability to gather information in meaningful ways. In the book Teaching for Deeper Learning: Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making authors Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver share the following tools of note taking and summarizing that can take place in classroom: Window Notes – Using a sheet of … Continue reading Notes and Summaries in the Classroom

Conceptualizing in the Classroom

Students need to see the big picture in order to move into deep learning.  In the book Teaching for Deeper Learning: Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making authors Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver provide the following tools for helping students conceptualize ideas in the classroom in order to learn at greater depths: Concept attainment … Continue reading Conceptualizing in the Classroom