A List of 6 Powerful Pathways for Encouraging Lifelong Learning

A List of 6 Powerful Pathways for Encouraging Lifelong Learning

Every teacher has a dream of encouraging lifelong learning in all their learners. They will not rest until their students shine. When you think of it, this seems like such a tall order but it really isn’t. It happens by osmosis when you demonstrate you are as passionate and curious a learner as you want your kids to be.

Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions

Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions

Having essential questions drive curriculum and learning has become core to many educators’ instructional practices. Grant Wiggins, in his work on Understanding By Design, describes an essential question as: A meaning of “essential” involves important questions that recur throughout one’s life. Such questions are broad in scope and timeless by nature.

The Feynman Technique for Learning

The Feynman Technique for learning

The Feynman Technique is perfect for learning a new idea, understanding an existing idea better, remembering an idea, or studying for a test. The Feynman Technique is a mental model that was coined by Nobel-prize winning physicist Richard Feynman. Known as the “Great Explainer,” Feynman was revered for his ability to clearly illustrate dense topics…

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

Excerpted from “Four-Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed,” by Charles Fadel, Bernie Trilling and Maya Bialik. The following is from the section, “Metacognition-Reflecting on Learning Goals, Strategies, and Results.” Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking.

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

Excerpted from “Four-Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed,” by Charles Fadel, Bernie Trilling and Maya Bialik. The following is from the section, “Metacognition-Reflecting on Learning Goals, Strategies, and Results.” Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking.