Posts tagged teaching
Heavy Lifting: The Exercise of Critical Thinking

Getting better at thinking means flexing those thinking muscles every day; if we don’t, those thinking muscles can atrophy. Of course, students flex their critical thinking muscles a little in every lesson, but they can make even better progress with some intentional skill-building. You can do this by asking thoughtful questions on the fly in discussions, or adding them at the end of any homework assignment.

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Back to School: Wheels Up!

As you enter the cockpit, you may notice that some of your controls look a little different. We’ve made some changes to your presenter tools to help you navigate smoothly through any technical turbulence - plus takeoff will be smoother than ever with a redesigned Join Screen experience!


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Pear-ing Down Your Classroom

Sometimes you don’t have a lot to work with. Maybe you have no budget for nice furnishings or maybe your classroom is small with limited natural light. That’s OK. Start small. Focus on one or two of our tips and think about how a little change to the arrangement, or a little addition to the flow of your lesson, can help create a vibrant but comfortable learning space.

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Making Your Own Teaching Luck

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it’s a cute time to talk about luck and to let ourselves dream about pots of gold at the end of proverbial rainbows. But I’d rather start thinking about luck as something we make for ourselves. Not only will it change the way we approach our students every day and every year — no matter who’s on the roster — but it will also model a mindset for our students that will allow them to recognize the circumstances they can control.

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