Researchers from the University of New Mexico made a ground-breaking discovery recently when they observed two supermassive black holes orbiting one another. This observation marks an official confirmation of the existence of gravitational waves, which were first theorized in Einstein's theory of general relativity made just over 100 years ago.
The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) is a step-by-step process that creates a space and a structure for students to generate their own critical thinking questions. Former teacher Sarah Westbrook, now Director of Professional Learning at The Right Question Institute, shares stories of teachers using the QFT to help students craft effective arguments and develop information literacy skills in an era challenged by the proliferation of “fake news.”
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions”.