Research into critical thinking is clear that the skill can be taught and that it can be taught to young students as well. For CTL’s Postsecondary Success Skills Model, we use Robert H. Ennis’ (Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois and author of several...
How can we forge family, community and school relationships to enhance students’ literacy learning? At-home literacy kits are one such way to engage families in rich literacy experiences and raise readers. Artful Reading on the Go is a resource to equip adults in supporting arts-integrated literacy experiences at home!
Looking for more than the right answer yields discoveries about the deep thinking done by students in an elementary mathematics classroom. Routines such as Would You Rather and Notice and Wonder provide opportunities for all students to engage in mathematics.
As teachers implement the Adolescent Literacy Model, they are learning many strategies that provide practice for students in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing across multiple content areas. In addition, there are certain conditions that, when actively...
The Adolescent Literacy Model is easily adaptable for meeting the needs of gifted students in heterogeneous classrooms. As teachers strategically select ALM strategies for their lessons, they can simultaneously plan modifications for their students identified as academically gifted.
Notetaking is an expectation for students beginning in the intermediate grades that increases at each level of schooling and work. Explicitly teaching the notetaking skill enhances student learning.
Students struggle to share what they know about mathematics through writing, and it should not be surprise to anyone that students feel uncomfortable writing about mathematics. As math teachers, most of us don’t write about mathematics routinely (if ever). We were not expected to write as students, so we don’t have a lot of experience writing, and we do not have much (again, if any) training in the writing process.