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8 Things Every Teacher Needs To Improve

8 Things Every Teacher Needs To Improve by Terry Heick 1. Humility You’re probably very good at what you do–at least parts of it. You’re also probably very bright, compassionate, and driven or you wouldn’t have made it to whatever place you’re currently in as an educator. But change requires self-awareness and a humble approach to […]

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You Can Now License TeachThought Content

You Can Now License TeachThought Content by TeachThought Staff Do you need ideas? If your school, district, platform, or other project is in need of premium education content, we are opening up our content for licensing and re-use for a selected opportunities. Not all of our content is available for licensing, and licensing is clarified […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 81 Reinventing Learning: Why Are Kids Different Today?

TeachThought Podcast Ep. 81 Reinventing Learning: Why Are Kids Different Today? by TeachThought Staff Episode Title Ep. 81: Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation Series: Why Are Kids Different Today? (Part 1 of 12) Summary Episode 81 of the TeachThought Podcast is the first in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the ‘always on’ generation. […]

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27 Ideas For Students That Finish Their Work Early

27 Ideas For Students That Finish Their Work Early by TeachThought Staff How to respond when students finish their work early is a classic teacher challenge. Most of it boils down to lesson design–creating learning opportunities where students are naturally funneled toward extending, improving, and sharing their work so that ‘stopping points’ are more of […]

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How I Use Automation And Personal Feedback To Differentiate Writing Instruction

How I Use Automation And Personal Feedback To Differentiate Writing Instruction contributed by Jennifer Harrison  Summary A Texas teacher uses a combination of digital tools and good old-fashioned teaching to target her writing instruction to students at various skill levels by assigning different writing prompts to three separate groups of students. While her students are […]

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8 Things Every Student Needs On The First Day Of School

8 Things Every Student Needs On The First Day Of School by TeachThought Staff This content is sponsored by Staples The first day of school is the end result of a lot of preparation. After weeks of gathering lists, purchasing supplies, and scrambling to find that obscure scientific calculator that no one has ever heard […]

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6 Ways To Motivate Students Cognitively During Summer Break

6 Ways To Motivate Students Cognitively During Summer Break by Dr. Pamela Roggeman, academic dean at the University of Phoenix College of Education For decades, we have romanticized the idea of children taking the summer off to enjoy warm weather, summer camps and family vacations. Many of us have our own memories of waiting eagerly […]

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3 Modes Of Thinking: Lateral, Divergent & Convergent Thought

3 Modes Of Thinking: Lateral, Divergent & Convergent Thought by TeachThought Staff TeachThought is about, more than anything else, human improvement. A core tenet of humanity is our ability to think critically and with imagination and creativity. Therefore, it makes sense that our ability–and decision t0–do this consistently in some ways defines us as a species. […]

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