Teaching

How to Break Biases when Teaching

Just like we mentioned in our article about Cognitive Biases, pre-built-in biases in your student’s minds can disrupt their learning experience. It can be difficult to break these biases when teaching, and it’s important to not just tell your students they’re wrong and move on. If a student is gonna learn to resist bias thinking, […]

Five Cognitive Biases to Avoid when Teaching

When you are learning something new, it is easy to be influenced by a built-in inclination. These inclinations may help you determine if the new information is useful and can be trusted. However, It may also cloud your judgment. This is known as Cognitive Bias. Everyone has Cognitive Biases so you may assume that it […]

Teaching the Scientific Method: Results

We’ve reached the final step of Scientific Method: Analyzing the Results. The information you receive from observing your subject and experimenting is only useful when compared to your hypothesis. By comparing the experiment results with the hypothesis we can determine if our original assumptions were true or false. Mythbusters The Mythbusters give a perfect example […]

Teaching the Scientific Method: Hypothesis

Previously, we explained the importance of asking questions. Now let’s talk about what to do with that information. Using the information that we gathered from our observation we can make a Hypothesis. This is a possible explanation to a phenomenon that was identified earlier. It is important to remember that a hypothesis must be a […]

Teaching the Scientific Method: Observation

The Scientific Method is the driving force behind our advancement in science. It is the process through which we build upon our existing knowledge and push ourselves to discover new things. For thousands of years scientists have used the Scientific Method to better understand the world around them. This method has been the guiding hand […]

Teaching ELA with Popular Media

For thousands of years we’ve understood that stories can teach us both ethical and factual lessons. Now, popular media carries on this tradition. We learn important lessons from television and films everyday. At ClassHook we strive to help you utilize the power of media to better teach these lessons in the most effective way possible. […]