Teaching, learning transformed using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Learning in Ms. Thalmann’s class just got three dimensional. Students were proud to present their “Bloom’s Ball” book reports on Monday, Nov. 19.
Not only the were the reports unique, they represented the students’ ability to read, retain, understand and infer complex text.

A Bloom Ball is a type of book report that uses Bloom’s Taxonomy to promote higher level thinking. Bloom’s Taxonomy can be a powerful tool to transform teaching and learning. By design, it focuses attention away from content and instruction, and instead emphasizes the “cognitive events” in the mind of a student.

In short, Bloom’s Taxonomy helps young minds develop as they move through various stages such as retaining information, understanding concepts and applying said concepts to create a hypothesis or write a report.