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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...

Engaged Learning with VideoNot.es

In need of a student-engagement resource that works in a face-to-face class or in a flipped classroom model?VideoNot.es is an engaging resource that...

Using HyperDocs in Class

If you're a Google Docs user, you've probably wondered, "How could I hype up this digital document to engage my students in more student-directed...

HyperDocs: A Real Classroom Example

You've heard about HyperDocs and you've seen some examples, but  you're still wondering, "Can that really work in my classroom?"  The quick answer...

HyperDocs Lesson Planning and Delivery

As you begin creating HyperDocs for your students, there will be some basic features of Google Docs you'll want to know how to use.  Also, it...

The 4C's & Technology

The 4C's are critical to creating awesome learning opportunities in the classroom for your students. Whether you are already familiar with the...

Get on Your GoSoapBox

No matter the lesson, having a clear picture of how all of your students are faring with the topic at-hand. GoSoapBox provides a web-based and most...

Student Voice to Improve Learning

What would your students say about the learning opportunities in your classroom? Have you ever asked them? This article from Edutopia outlines...

WriteAbout: Where the Student is the Star

Students can write and often, students want to write, but they need that spark to get the creative fire lit.  WriteAbout is a resource...

#Explore in 3 Minutes

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

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...

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...

Socratic Seminars in the Elementary Classroom

Socratic Seminar is a student-centered strategy that focuses on the power of questioning, inquiry, discussion, and debate. While these types of...

Socratic Seminars for Mathematics

Socratic Seminar is a student-centered strategy that focuses on the power of questioning, inquiry, discussion, and debate. While these types 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...