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Macat Critical Thinking Video Library for Students

Critical thinking is about being able to ask questions, gather multiple pieces of information, and then synthesize it into your own worldview. This...

The Power of Effective Questioning

This video will outline some of the reasons effective questioning is so important. We use questions as a way to build trust in relationships, gather...

Thinking in Action

In this video, you will see teachers demonstrating questioning techniques and speaking about the value of questions in their classroom. The important...

Strategy: Conver-stations

In this video from the Teaching Channel, Sarah Brown Wessling leads her class through an activity called conver-stations. This is a small-group...

Strategy in Action: Thinking With Conver-stations

In this blog post and video from Teaching Channel, Sarah Brown Wessling introduces us to a lesson that she delivered to 11th grade students. She...

Strategy: Photo Deconstruction

This instructional strategy from K20 Learn promotes critical thinking through the analysis of a photograph. This is a great way to engage students,...

What is Content Curation?

One of the new words in education is "curation," and we think it is a great one. Content curation is an essential skill for learners in the modern...

Question Formulation Technique in Action

The Question Formulation Technique (QFT), developed by The Right Question Institute,  is a straightforward, rigorous strategy that helps all...

Question Formulation Technique (QFT) for Formative Assessment

Why is it when children are young they ask question after question, but as they grow older they become more passive learners who ask very few...

CodePen: A Coding Playground for Your Students

Are you teaching digital coding and need a resource to put your class on the next-level?  Do you have a student that is ready to advance his/her...

#Think in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #5: THINKAt Pyxis we believe that learning occurs when we teach kids how to ask the right questions and...

#Explore in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #3: EXPLOREAt Pyxis we believe that learning occurs when teachers allow students to be curious and...

Sugata Mitra: The Child-driven Education

"If children have interest, then education happens" - Arthur C. ClarkeThis TED Talk from Sugata Mitra is a fascinating look at what children can do...

Truth & Teaching Students How to Think

This blog post by Five-Star's Brad Fischer outlines the importance of critical thinking in today's busy, information-filled world. What does it mean...

A Case for Curiosity

Curiosity is a the heart of student exploration, and learning as a whole. Ainissa Ramirez, in this article from Edutopia, makes a case for keeping...

The Right Time for Inquiry Based Learning

After watching the first part of this resource you might be asking yourself why it has been tagged with inquiry and PBL. However, if you watch it...

Journey From Teacher-Guided to Student-Driven

Inquiry-based learning is a great way to get students exploring. It is important to remember, though, students don't always come to a learning...

Learning Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning

In this resource, Dr. Andrew Boudreaux talks about the benefits of inquiry-based learning in his physics classroom. Don't worry, even if you don't...

Student Detectives: Explore in Action

If you are a Humanities teacher, you might be struggling with the idea of exploration in your classroom. Exploring is easy when you can blow...

Ramsey Musallam's 3 Rules to Spark Learning & Exploration

What if you could transform your classroom just by remembering 3 simple rules when designing your lessons? Ramsey Musallam, in this TED talk,...