Speak Think Understand - KWL Chart
This KWL chart can be used for any age of student that can read and write. I have used it as young as first grade, but also with college students. It is designed to get students thinking about how the things we know, want to know, and have learned are connected. Coming out of the mouth, you will fin...
Getting Started with Metacognition
Y'all my office smells like something died. Seriously! It started about two weeks ago. I walked in and got hit with a pretty putrid smel...
Games to Improve Executive Functioning Skills
Kids and young adults need extensive practice in strengthening their executive functioning skills. Executive functions are the processes in our brains that help us accomplish all tasks from beginning to end. We use them when we plan our day, organize our materials, begin a chore, focus on important
Why You Should Never Trust Spell Check
10 Wordless Videos that Teach Problem Solving -- Speech paths are seemingly always on the hunt for materials to address problem solving - did you ever consider videos? I found 10 wordless videos that are fun and make kids think about how to fix the main characters' problems!
Webb's Depth of Knowledge & DOK Posters FREEBIE!
Everybody is talking about RIGOR or asking, "What is rigor?" If you do any research on rigor, you will find that rigor does not mean difficulty. Instead rigor means the level of mental processing that must occur to answer a question, perform a task or generate a product. Two widely used measures of rigor are Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels. Both measures of rigor go from the simple to the complex. Karen Hess' Cognitive Rigor Matrix integrates these models as a strategy…
6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
Multiple Intelligence Theory and Growth Mindset
Learn how multiple intelligence theory and the research on growth mindset can empower students to take ownership of their learning!
IDEO's Tim Brown Design Thinking Mindmap
When we look at the world differently we get to new ideas. Design thinking is the conversion of need into demand. Need into solution.