Month: January 2020

Six Thinking Scaffolds That Can Move Students Toward Deeper Levels of Understanding
Education

Six Thinking Scaffolds That Can Move Students Toward Deeper Levels of Understanding

In the field of instructional design, experts have debated whether student-led, problem-based approaches — what researchers call “constructivist” approaches — work. In a new study, cognitive scientist Tina Grotzer and her research partners found further evidence of the effectiveness of structured problem-based learning, in which educators can support students in moving from novice toward expert-level understanding. Grotzer and a team (Nancy Oriol, […]

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Teacher Voices: On Supporting Students’ Social-Emotional and Behavioral Growth
Education

Teacher Voices: On Supporting Students’ Social-Emotional and Behavioral Growth

At TpT, we’re lucky to have a community of incredibly dedicated educators with a wide range of expertise, knowledge, and experience to share. This month, as part of our Teacher Voices series, we had the chance to speak with Laura, a former school psychologist and TpT Teacher-Author, about her work to make sure teachers and […]

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Governance dispute at Saint Anselm College pits members of the founding religious order against the board
Education

Governance dispute at Saint Anselm College pits members of the founding religious order against the board

A long-simmering dispute at New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm College over the governing powers held by members of the institution's founding religious order has boiled over into a court battle. The Benedictine monks of Saint Anselm Abbey are seeking a judicial order blocking the college’s Board of Trustees from amending the institution's bylaws without the consent […]

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