SOS Top Ten: Become Interested in Learning (McREL International Phase 1) – Education Article

DID YOU KNOW: Spotlight on Strategies (CDN) instructional ideas are aligned to McREL International’s six-phase model for learning? This model arranges strategies for teaching and learning into a larger process for helping new knowledge travel through the phases of memory in our students. In this Top Ten series, we showcase SOS instructional strategy alignment to each of the six phases of the McREL model, helping educators choose the appropriate classroom tactics for aiding the acquisition and recall of information. This…

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Spotlight On Strategies: Change It Up! Silence is Golden – Education Article

Welcome to a special SOS Top Ten series called Change It Up. For years you’ve told us the best part of the SOS is their adaptability for use across grade levels and content areas. In this series, we take tried and true Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) instructional ideas and share ways to adjust or adapt for your classroom. We’d love to know what your favorite adaptations are; visit the DEN Online Community to share more ideas! Change It Up Strategy: Silence is Golden (CDN Version) Big idea: Focus…

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Top Ten SOS for Promoting Higher-Order Thinking Skills – Education Article

Welcome to the SOS Top Ten series. In this edition, we highlight ways to use Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) to promote higher-order thinking skills. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning identifies four areas of skills, knowledge, and expertise that students should master to succeed in 21st century work and life: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Critical Thinking specifically focuses on effective reasoning, systems thinking, making judgements and decisions, and solving problems, all of which are higher-order functions. Many of the strategies in the Spotlight on… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Susan Bowdoin…

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Rediscover SOS: Myth Bustin’ | Discovery Education – Education Article

Strategies like Three Truths and One Lie (CDN Version), Snowball Fight (CDN Version), and Paper Slide (CDN Version) are long-time favorites for both teachers and students. They are easily adaptable to many different grade levels and content areas and are fun ways to engage students in analyzing digital media. But, did you know that they represent only a handful of more than 130 different tried and true strategies in the Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) collection? Rediscover SOS is a series…

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Top Ten SOS for Promoting Higher-Order Thinking Skills – Education Article

Welcome to the SOS Top Ten series. In this edition, we highlight ways to use Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) to promote higher-order thinking skills. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning identifies four areas of skills, knowledge, and expertise that students should master to succeed in 21st century work and life: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Critical Thinking specifically focuses on effective reasoning, systems thinking, making judgements and decisions, and solving problems, all of which are higher-order functions. Many of the strategies in the Spotlight on… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Susan Bowdoin…

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