Giving Students Tools to Drive their Brains

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving http://www.edutopia.org/blog/metacognition-gift-that-keeps-giving-donna-wilson-marcus-conyers WWW.EDUTOPIA.ORG By teaching students to "drive their own brain" through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them think about how they can best learn. Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyer talks uses the metaphor of "driving the brain" to describe metacognition.   In this short piece [...]

Let’s Play Ball! (First Inning)

We’re swinging for the fences. School improvement efforts need to stop sending our players to the minors and step up to the plate. In Missouri, school improvement is about playing as a team. School improvement is not a stats game solely relying on test scores. It is a multi-layered approach that focuses on effective teaching [...]