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Inquiry Based Learning: What It Looks Like in a Classroom Setting

By |2021-04-30T10:12:02-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Gifted & Talented, Lesson & Curriculum Planning, Science Instruction, Teaching Strategies|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you heard of inquiry-based learning, but weren't really sure what it entailed? Have you tried to implement it in your classroom, but not sure if you’re hitting the mark? Read on to find out the difference between true inquiry and flawed inquiry.

Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER)

By |2021-04-30T11:41:18-05:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Lesson & Curriculum Planning, Science Instruction, STEM & STEAM, Teaching Strategies, Writing Instruction|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever had students respond, “I don’t know. It just did,” when asked to analyze and interpret their classroom lab results? We all want our students to “think like a scientist,” but often they fall short in connecting the dots between the lab results and the science concepts. Claim-Evidence-Reasoning or CER is a writing strategy that can develop a student’s analytical thinking and argumentative writing skills to turn that “I don’t know” into “aha, so that’s why we got those results in the lab.”

A Glimpse at Project Based Learning in the Classroom

By |2020-01-05T21:55:44-06:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Classroom Management, Gifted & Talented, Lesson & Curriculum Planning, Science Instruction, STEM & STEAM, Teaching Strategies|

As an educator, you have probably heard of Project Based Learning, or PBL, but might have been overwhelmed by all it seems to encompass. Take a close glimpse of an actual PBL project in action in the classroom to see that it is completely manageable!  After reading this article, you will have a basic understanding of Project Based Learning and what it looks like in the classroom.

Analyzing The Rigor of Your Math or Science Lesson

By |2020-01-05T22:52:27-06:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Math Instruction, Science Instruction, Teaching Strategies|

This summer, take a look back at the way you structured your lesson content and analyzed word problems in math and science.  We’ll review a few areas you should consider when selecting problems for your students and determining how to deliver the lesson content in an appropriate way, aligned to the required depth for the standards.   This content corresponds to page one of our math & Science Lesson Analyzer and Lesson Plan.  Continue reading to download the Lesson Analyzer & Lesson Plan.

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