It has been a busy week filled with videotaping colleagues in the classroom, attending a CAIS conference on Experiential Learning in the Science Classroom and participating in several Connected Educator Month events online. I ran across a bunch of interesting items during the week that do not really fit into a single theme so I am not going to try and pretend that they do. Here are a few…
- On the pragmatic side, there are some good tips in the following piece from the Faculty Focus website Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Multiple-Choice Questions.
- Teaching Metacognition: Insight Into How Your Students Think Is Key To High Achievement In All Domains explores “the defining characteristic of intelligent novices namely (sic) an ability to control and monitor their own thought processes.”
- A nice companion to the previous piece on metacognition is Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn which appeared recently on the Edudemic website.
- I came across the following piece from a person I follow on Twitter that makes the case for writing education across the curriculum: Writing To Think: When a Student Can’t Write It, Can She Think It? What High Achieving Students Have In Common.
- A piece that resonated with me after visiting several classrooms this week came across my radar screen today. Can we change the PD culture of communication? Be sure to click through to the second page of the piece for the part that was most intriguing to me.
- The last piece came my way from a former LC colleague, Jason Coady (@jecoady). REFLECT, REFLECT, AND THEN REFLECT SOME MORE is a short little piece from the Harvard Ed School website that captures the mindset and approach of a truly metacognitive professor.