Finding opportunities for interactions within the classroom is crucial for empowering students to take ownership of their learning and gain deeper conceptual understanding. Continuing on from their previous article in CTL (Cultivating a Culture of Thinking), teachers Jeff Watson and Roger Winn continue to share how the ‘Cultures of Thinking’ model is changing their Maths and Science classrooms.
Through a new initiative in California, students can pursue their love of competitive gaming while developing career skills and fulfilling curriculum requirements. Professor Constance Steinkuehler explains this new form of connected learning.
Student-led collaboration can bring out the individual gifts of students as they develop within a community. Julie Rains shows how group learning and reflection can make students feel successful as active participants in their own learning.
Challenging students to think deeply and make connections is not always easy, but can pay dividends in the long run. Julie McGrane and David Leat show how Thinking Skills can be employed in an innovative, cross-curriculum approach.