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 […]