Author Archives: Catlin Tucker

4 Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking

Metacognition is defined as thinking about one’s thinking or learning. More formally, “metacognition was originally referred to as the knowledge about and the regulation of one’s cognitive activities in learning processes” (Veenman, Van Hout-Wolters, & Afflerbach, 2006, p.3). Too often students receive information, receive … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model

Teachers are already blowing up my Twitter feed with awesome photos taken during their first few station rotation lessons! It’s exciting to see so many teachers trying this blended learning model and creating opportunities for small group instruction, real-time feedback, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Pairing: Virtual Field Trips and Scavenger Hunts

“Mrs. Tucker, why don’t we go on more field trips?” Every year students ask me this question. There are a couple of answers. Field trips are time-consuming to organize and plan. There aren’t always resources (e.g., buses) available to make a … Continue reading

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