Tag Archives: Complex Reasoning

Teaching with Engaging Tasks

Engaging Tasks are an easy-to-implement, real world learning strategy that, when implemented well, many students find very motivating.  An Engaging Task tells a little story (only a paragraph or so!) that gives the students a reason for doing the work. … Continue reading

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Learning to Use the Common Core

A friend recently asked what teachers are doing to align with the new Common Core curriculum. She wrote: As I am working with teachers on the ELA CCSS, some are asking about examples of how the other content areas are … Continue reading

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Complex Reasoning: Curriculum for Customized Learning

The second domain of curriculum for Customized Learning is complex reasoning. Lesson planning and unit development happens at the intersection of content knowledge, complex reasoning, and life-long habits of mind. We want learners to be – doing these reasoning processes … Continue reading

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