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Posted on April 28, 2011 at 7:34pm 2 Comments

I’ve blogged about the successful use of thinking skills in promoting reading comprehension and the huge increase I saw in reading levels here: Reading Levels Jump 5 Months in just 2.5 Months!  

I started thinking how great it…

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Important Metacognitive Thinking Strategies Demonstrated

Posted on March 5, 2011 at 5:52pm 0 Comments

I've learned through the BrainSMART program that one of the most powerful tools you can give your students is thinking skills. When you or I read (or do math, science, and even everyday life situations), we automatically make predictions, inferences, questions, schema, etc to help us understand and make decisions. Most of us weren’t explicitly taught these skills…we simply figured them out over time. Just imagine the… Continue

Wildly Successful Metacognition Lesson!

Posted on February 26, 2011 at 7:06pm 0 Comments

(To see the post with accompanying photos, please visit my blog at http://www.fortheloveofteaching.net.  I can't get the pictures on the ning to look right.)
Today my class was featured in an article in The Edmond Sun.  The reporter discussed our growing class brain in…
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It's Good Reader Boy! 3:30 Weekdays...

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 9:46pm 4 Comments

I’ve wanted to come up with a clever way for students to remember their thinking for reading strategies.  A list just seems too boring.  One thing I’ve learned in BrainSMART is to connect information to parts of the body to make it more memorable.  So I came up with this…
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At 11:15pm on January 12, 2011, Verònica Criado Funcasta said…

Thanks for the friend invitation, Diane.

At 5:48pm on December 9, 2010, Christy Cate said…
Hi, Diane!

I'm am so excited about the possibilities collaboration on this platform provides!
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