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October 21st
 by Donna Lee Fields
How Interdisciplinary Projects Promote Critical Thinking
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

Is it natural to separate disciplines (subjects)? It is helpful? Wouldn’t mixing disciplines help students to assimilate information more deeply? If we are concerned about promoting critical thinking in our lessons, surely interdisciplinary projects would promote this dynamic more integrally? Let’s look at the history, objectives and some examples of interdisciplinary projects and see if we can answer these questions.

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October 7th
 by Nick Franklin
Right from the start
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

When students aren’t motivated at the beginning of a class, it can be hard to grab their attention. Here, we give you some ideas on how to engage your students every time, right from the start.

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July 15th
 by Donna Lee Fields
To give, or not to give exams based on project work?
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

In the last of a three-part post about how to assess project-based learning, here is a variety of techniques you can use to formatively assess your students whilst they are working on projects.

 

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July 1st
 by Donna Lee Fields
To give, or not to give exams based on project work?
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

Assessment is one of the main reasons teachers feel uncomfortable with the idea of dedicating time to project work in class. If you are one such teacher, don’t worry! Here, in the second of a three-part post about assessment when doing project work, we’ll answer the question: “How do I balance content and language in assessments?”

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June 17th
 by Donna Lee Fields
To give, or not to give exams based on project work?
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Teaching Materials /

Assessment is one of the main reasons teachers question whether it’s a good idea to dedicate time to project work in class. Don’t panic! We’ve got several assessment solutions for you, and we wholeheartedly support your decision to let your students’ varied learning styles shine thanks to project work.

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June 2nd
 by Karen McGhie
How to give fantastic feedback
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

We give feedback to our students every day in class, sometimes without thinking about what we are saying or what effect it might have on them. In this blog post, we look at how we can use feedback effectively and how it can benefit our students in their learning.

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