Articles/ Resources Staff 2019-2020

Better Learning Through Structured Thinking

Curriculum Corner

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mindfulness and trauma

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Language Arts

Science

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writing

Low-Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write

Writing to Learn Activities

Here are some suggestions to easily include a Writing to Learn activity in your next lesson. These terrific formative assessment activities, along with other ideas and suggestions can be found here, the DISD Instructional Strategies & Resources on our webpage.

Additional Resources for Writing Blog Entries and Articles

Science the Write Way

Best Resources for Writing in Social Studies

Low Stakes Writing Assignments

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4 Tips on Teaching Problem Solving (from a Student )

Education is one of the most important things in the world, but at most schools, students are told to memorize facts, formulas, and functions without any applicability to the real challenges we will face later. Instead, give us challenges; give us problems that focus on real-world scenarios; give us a chance to understand the world we’re entering and to be prepared for it before we’re thrown in headfirst.

At Two Rivers Public Charter School, they taught us how to problem solve, and they made it relevant. Here are four tips that engaged me in my learning that you can adapt in your classroom:


  • GIVE YOUR STUDENTS HARD PROBLEMS
  • MAKE PROBLEM-SOLVING RELEVANT TO YOUR STUDENTS' LIVES
  • TEACH YOUR STUDENTS HOW TO GRAPPLE (ITS MORE POWERFUL THAN PERSEVERANCE)
  • PUT MORE IMPORTANCE ON STUDENT UNDERSTANDING THAN ON GETTING THE RIGHT ANSWER
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Classroom Observations