Creative Problem Solving Strategies

Students need to experience creative problem-solving opportunities to prepare for the 21stcentury. Adobe recently surveyed 2,000 educators and policymakers from around the world. Three quarters of respondents predicted that careers which require creative problem-solving skills are less likely to be adversely impacted by automation and machine learning. Students need to be taught these critical skills.

More Facts than Fiction Please!

State and national standards are changing to emphasize the reading of more informational texts in elementary grades. In fact, Common Core standards require that 50% of reading in elementary grades should focus on reading non-fiction, informational text. Why? Reading informational text in elementary school prepares students for high school and college. Most of the text.

Social Studies Matters Today

In an age when you can find facts about geography and history in your phone, some may wonder about the purpose of social studies education. Social studies matters more than ever. Four Reasons to Study Social Studies in the Information Age: 1.) Information is everywhere (and it isn’t always fact-checked). We are inundated with information every.

Moving to Learn

The growing field of educational neuroscience supports a critical connection between movement and learning. But this area of study is nothing new. Maria Montessori highlighted the importance of the mind/body connection and movement during learning in her book, The Secret of Childhood, written in 1936. Early childhood studies have also linked early sitting and walking.

Engaged Learning

What is student engagement?  Student engagement is any learning strategy that requires the students to DO the learning; to actively engage in building understanding Why does student engagement matter? Student engagement is essential to lasting learning. The empirical evidence from studies of active, or engaged, learning is powerful. John Hattie and his team at Auckland.

Let’s Collaborate!

Collaborative Skills are increasingly important in the 21st century.  Careers in the 21st century require more teamwork and collaborative practice due to globalization and the rise of technology. In addition, collaborative learning is increasingly seen as an effective tool in developing deep understanding of content. We are truly stronger when we work together, but effective.

Creativity Connections

Creativity and innovation skills are increasingly critical in the 21st century. A global economy and rapidly changing technology create a need for innovative thinkers that can imagine new ways to effectively utilize new tools in new places in new industries. But how can we encourage creative and innovative thinking in our classrooms? There are many.

Classroom Communication Face-to-Face

Communication skills are increasingly important for the 21st century Communication skills have always been valuable – The art of listening well, expressing your thoughts clearly, offering coherent instructions, and inspiring others with your words are powerful tools. As our economy changes, students need opportunities to develop strong  communication skills more than ever. Careers that require.

Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Critical thinking and problem solving are essential skills for tomorrow’s workforce. In response to rapid technological change, today’s citizens must be critical thinkers in order to compare evidence, evaluate competing claims, and make sensible decisions. The solutions to international problems, such as global warming, require highly developed critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.  For individuals and.

What are 21st century skills?

  What is the 21st century skills movement and where did it come from? The 21st century skills movement developed in response to an increasingly global economy powered by rapidly changing technology. The world is changing with unprecedented speed. The last 60 years have seen the development of the computer, the internet, satellite imaging from.