Future-Ready Skills

How To Improve the Cognitive Flexibility of Your Students

Do you have students in your classroom you can’t pull away from a task? While other students move easily between subjects, some stay rigidly focused on one idea, assignment, or problem. This reflects their level of cognitive flexibility. Everyone has different abilities, but teachers can create a classroom in which all students can improve their …

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How Your Classroom Can Go Paperless on a Budget

Going paperless seems like a luxury for many teachers. Most schools can’t afford to buy top-of-the-line tablets for their students or pay the salaries of digital educators and technology managers. However, more counties and school districts are encouraging educators to ditch paper.  Is going paperless an option for low-budget classrooms? Can teachers help the environment …

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How to Teach Students to Lead and Motivate Their Classmates

Schools come in different sizes and with different resources, but there is one resource that every school has, no matter how small: the students. Students can be a huge asset to teachers in the classroom. They can work together for peer learning, assist younger students, and generally support each other during difficult lessons.  While your …

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Future-Ready Skills: Teaching Critical Thinking In the Era of Fake News

This year, Ozobot is tackling future-ready skills. These are the skills that will always be in demand, no matter how much technology changes our society. In past articles, we have looked at creativity and teamwork as skills that students will need no matter where their careers take them. Here, we discuss critical thinking. Critical thinking …

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Why Teamwork is a Future-Proof Skill for All Students

Effective teamwork and collaboration are skills that will be part of every student’s future career. Most people work in teams, not on their own. This goes for small business owners, who must cooperate with their suppliers and their customers, as well as scientists, who have whole teams of researchers they collaborate with. As such, collaboration …

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