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Get Student Centered When it Comes to Teaching Categories, Processes, and Diagrams   Published by mcSquares For tactile learners, there are an incredible amount of opportunities for mastering subjects. Concepts involving categorization, processes, and diagrams are just a few different ways tactile learners can use their strengths to learn. The thing is, teachers can completely waste this opportunity by delivering dry lectures using pencil and paper or textbooks with one dimensional texts and pictures. True, we all know the dangers of sage on the stage, but educators can easily overlook objectives ripe for student centered learning by overlooking keywords that...

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Twitter #EdChats are Fun for Educators, but Mostly Useless   Published by mcSquares I'm sure this post will stir up a lot of emotions. I have noticed that every educator on Twitter will tell you they have established a new connection, learned a ground breaking practice, or discovered a captivating idea from the social media platform. I am arguing, however, that while Twitter may be a great tool for an educator to use when time is not a factor, educators on Twitter generate more hype than it deserves. True, Twitter is one method for educators to connect... but the question...

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Using Learning Modalities to Drive Student Collaboration Published by mcSquares We all know the student- the one who is reserved, doesn’t like to share, or be the center of attention. As educators, we've all had our fair share of students who will do whatever it takes not to be called on. When they are, we often don’t get a sense of what they truly know about the topic of discussion while increasing a distaste for participating. However, there are tools we have at our disposal to foster participation and engage even the most silent of students. How to Gauge Understanding...

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