May 18, 2015
Expectations & Opportunities: This Passive vs. Active learning pyramid displays activities and the outcomes they produce. Don’t miss the information inside the pyramid… ideas for active learning in your classroom.
Missed out on the Twitter chat (#8CulChat)about Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools by Ron Ritchhart? A new book study is beginning on June 8. See http://www.mathcoachscorner.com/2015/05/16/book-study-monday-creating-cultures-of-thinking/ for more details.
Ready for your classroom to go from information to transformational? Check out this article, 4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do to get you started. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/big-things-transformational-teachers-do-todd-finley
Don’t forget to check out the updates on the Think from the Middle website… new additions and changes are being made weekly. http://www.rcsthinkfromthemiddle.com/index.html
May 4, 2015
All 8 Cultural Forces: 27 Ways to Help Your Students Be Innovative ties in with all eight of the cultural forces. While you read through the list, see if you can connect all 27 ideas to one of the 8 Cultural Forces!
Routines: Check out this article by Katrina Schwartz (found from : http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/12/08/how-dissecting-a-pencil-can-ignite-curiosity-and-wonderment/ ) about how dissecting a pencil can ignite curiosity. The idea is from a program called Agency by Design and uses thinking routines designed by the Harvard researches on thinking routines.
The Innovator's Mindset: While thinking about helping our students to be innovative… a list of 8 Characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset.