• by Bill Soistmann
    Programmer, educator, troublemaker. I love baseball.

Do Our Questions Inhibit Learning? via @TeacherToolkit

Do you ever find that only a select few pupils opt in to discussions, put hands up or are vocal in class? How could stopping using ‘Who…’ and ‘Can…’ at the beginning of our questions change this? Source: Do Our Questions Inhibit Learning? via @TeacherToolkit

No classrooms, lessons or homework: New Zealand school where children are free to roam | World news | The Guardian

Source: No classrooms, lessons or homework: New Zealand school where children are free to roam | World news | The Guardian

Playful Inquiry for Elementary Students | Edutopia

Six suggestions for bringing a key idea from a Reggio Emilia–inspired school to your K–5 classroom. Source: Playful Inquiry for Elementary Students | Edutopia

Experts Agree Social-Emotional Learning Matters, and Are Plotting Roadmap on How to Do It

A national coalition of researchers, policymakers, and educators has forged a consensus on why schools need to respond to students’ social and emotional needs. Source: Experts Agree Social-Emotional Learning Matters, and Are Plotting Roadmap on How to Do It

Schools test approach that lets students learn at own pace

Source: Schools test approach that lets students learn at own pace

NAACP official to visit school following racist video – Education Week

Source: NAACP official to visit school following racist video – Education Week

The latest report by Mitchell Institute at Victoria University finds school leavers are not graduating with the skills they need to become successful adults.

Preparing young people for the future of work | Mitchell Institute

Australia’s education system is not preparing students for twenty-first century success.  Young Australians are studying for longer than ever before but are disengaged and struggling to find permanent jobs. Source: Preparing young people for the future of work | Mitchell...

Five Ways Humor Boosts Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving in the Classroom

When we think about creativity and innovation, the words “humor” and “goofiness” don’t typically come to mind. Source: Five Ways Humor Boosts Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving in the Classroom
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