Skills Cafe

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Cooperative Games: Everyone Wins

If you are like me, you probably grew up playing competitive games and competitive sports. From Cricket, Chess, Monopoly, Ludo, and Seven Tiles, everything I […]

Social Deduction Games for Learning

One of the game genres that I find fascinating is Social Deduction. Game folklore says that the genre was accidentally started by a Russian psychology […]

Live Virtual Board Games for Learning – Lessons Learned

Over the past few weeks (16 – 28th March, 2020) amidst the Corona Virus lock down, we ran a series of live, board games and […]

Creating Students Who Solve Problems

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The Definition Of Synchronous Learning

Short version: As a general rule, Synchronous Learning occurs when students learn the same thing at the same time–online or offline. In The Definition Of Asynchronous […]

Why Public Schools Should Continue To Use Remote Learning

This is a quick, simple post. It’s late Tuesday night and my kids need a bath–and, well, this isn’t complicated: public schools in the United […]

Exactly How Technology Can Make Reading Better

Reading is just the communication of ideas through alphanumeric symbols. I’m not sure what this represents such hallowed ground for teachers, but it does. Personally […]

The Challenge Of Global Learning In Public Education

For every person reading this quick preview, probably 18 more skimmed right past, busy trying to survive right here, right now. This makes sense. Even […]

Back To School Social-Emotional Basics: Relationship, Rhythm, Release

As our elementary students head back to school in person, in this very new way, there will be many emotions stirred up in them. Alarm. […]

It’s Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom

Among the biggest changes of modern academic standards is the shift in the burden of general literacy. Rather than only ‘writing teachers,’ teaching reading and […]

A Better Alternative To Grading Student Writing

This is a quick post that just occurred to me while writing about–well, writing about writing. I was brainstorming ways to use technology to help […]

The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation for Students

What motivates students? And further, what motivates them to be engaged at school to master the objective you’ve chosen for them? The answers here vary […]

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