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Mar 15, 2016

8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills
Short documentary films can stir up ideas in the classroom to get students discussing, debating, thinking and writing.

If you are looking for material to provide rich content for writing tasks or provoke discussions a short film might be the way to go. This article talks about where to go to find 8 minute mini-documentaries for those purposes.

What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking?
In Adam Grant's book, Originals, he writes that taking risks and embracing curiosity can lead to original ideas. So how can teachers and parents put this to use?

The 2016 book, Originals, by Adam Grant has individuals looking at how to be more creative. While the book talks primarily about our workforce, this article talks about how to adapt those principles to develop creativity and originality in our students.

How To Help Teachers Create Their Own Professional Development
8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development

Professional development within the school environment sometimes leave teachers wanting something more. What if instead we created a teacher-centered, always-on, and social approach to teacher professional development? This article shows you how to flip PD so teachers get more out of it.

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