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The Geo-Literacy Project - Explore Outside the Classroom

Exploring outside of the classroom can be a very valuable learning opportunity for your students. It can be inquiry-based and student-centered,...

Standing Atop a Glacier With Skype

In this resource the Skype Team describes a lesson where students get to explore a glacier up close. Their guide, Pall A. Davidsson, the founder of...

A Classroom Environment for Better Questions

Would you explore a cave without someone you trust to help you along the way? Most would say "no." So why do we look at the exploration of learning...

Strategies for Asking Better Questions

This video, by Thoughtful Learning, will show you some examples of question techniques to get the process of inquiry started. Have you tried any of...

8 Basic Steps of Project-Based Learning

When beginning to implement Project-Based Learning in your classroom, the shift to student-centered, inquiry-based learning can be overwhelming and...

Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay

So often students view writing as a form of punishment; getting them to write an essay can be like pulling teeth.  However writing skills,...

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

In most classrooms today, teachers typically ask more questions than their students do.  Students are rewarded for their answer to these...

Tips to Have Students Develop Higher Order Questions

Deep learning and thinking stems from a student's ability to develop and investigate their own questions about a topic being learned.  But teaching...

Wonderopolis: A Tutorial

What do your students wonder about?  How do you help them dive into their natural curiosity?  Sometimes setting students free to explore the...

Using Wonderopolis in Kindergarten

Young children always seem so curious and interested in the world around them.  It seems like they are always asking questions and try to make...

3 Simple and Fun Ways to Get Students to Think Deeper and Inquire More

Getting students to think critically and deeply about a topic can be challenging.  Sometimes it's just easier to provide them the exact steps to...

Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks

Math students often ask, "When am I ever going to use this in real life?"  Sometimes helping our learners find world application to the content...

TedEd Scott McLeod Extracurricular Empowerment

It is a generally agreed upon concept that given the right parameters, our students can achieve mighty and world-changing things.  In his...

Learning Through Reflection

This resource is a chapter from the book Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, edited by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick which has been...

Reflection Facilitated by QR Codes

At times, it can be a struggle to fit time for reflection into a lesson. There is so much to do! Yet, I think we all agree that reflection time is...

The Reflective Student

In this post, Peter Pappas from the University of Portland, provides some excellent questions for the reflective student. The best teachers can...

Getting Students to Think

The Pyxis team has created a document that will give you some tips on how to create new opportunities for your kids to think during learning. This...

Getting Students to Produce

The Pyxis team has created a document that will give you some tips on how to create new opportunities for your kids to produce during learning. This...

Student Choice Leads to Student Voice

This article from Edutopia gives us a look into why student choice is an important part of the learning process. Giving students some power over...

Student Inspiration! Caine's Arcade

If you want to be inspired, look no further! We all have different ideas, desires, and motivators in life. This is no different for young students,...