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How Learning Happens at the Point of Challenge

May 13, 2024 by Francis Vigeant

In the book Making Thinking Visible, researchers and authors Karin Morrison, Mark Church, and Ron Ritchhart write, “Learning happens at the point of challenge.” When we think about what is occurring in the highest performing classrooms, we can come to a better understanding of how learning happens at the point of challenge.

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Topics: Teaching Tools & Strategies

How To Improve Student Performance in Science

Apr 24, 2024 by Judy Higgins

To transform student performance, we must build a classroom culture and environment for students to actively engage in. Providing authentic learning opportunities and releasing responsibility to our students increases student engagement and performance. To build an environment where students are rewarded for risk-taking, teachers can model listening and critical thinking, while implementing frameworks that keep students on task and focused on their own discovery. 

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Topics: Teaching Tools & Strategies

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