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How To Stay Safe During A Hurricane

How To Stay Safe During A Hurricane by Terry Heick Right off the bat, let me say that I’m (very obviously) not an expert in hurricanes. If you want government-endorsed and specific FEMA-created checklists, you’re not going to get that here. I used to fly airplanes as a teen and grew up fascinated with severe […]

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How To Create A Custom Google Search Engine For Your Students

How To Create A Custom Google Search Engine For Your Students by TeachThought Staff While many teachers embrace the chaos of digital research, for others setting students loose on Google is a recipe for a research project chock-full of Wiki Answers and other less-than-ideal information sources. Because evaluating the credibility of information is an important […]

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How To Delete Icons From A Mac Desktop

How To Delete Icons From Mac Desktop by TeachThought Staff Though we’ve used a variety of devices for years, we recently switched from Windows to Mac here at TeachThought for our primary workstations. As a result, while we’re accustomed to iOS, Android, Windows, and others, MacOS has provided a bit of a learning curve for […]

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8 Strategies To Improve Your School Without Anyone Noticing

8 Strategies To Improve Your School Without Anyone Noticing by Terry Heick Education reform is tricky. For one, so many teachers are wary of change. Not improvement, mind you, but change for the sake of change–shifting from one program or “research-based strategy” to another, endlessly. Year after year. So many trends in learning are simply […]

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How To Use The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model To Grow More Confident Students

by Terry Heick Learning is a culture. It starts there—with the students first as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends there—with students using what we give them back at home, in those physical and digital environments. Even the practices that promote or undermine the learning process itself come are first and […]

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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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How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’

How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’ by Jackie Gerstein, usergeneratededucation For professional development around growth mindset, contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Jackie Gerstein and other TeachThought professionals to your school today. I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. […]

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How To Design A Wikipedia Writing & Research Assignment

How To Design A Wikipedia Writing & Research Assignment by TeachThought Staff That you probably use Wikipedia but tell your students not to is why we’re here. Wikipedia has long been the bane of educators–a poster child for the ‘don’t believe everything you read on the internet because anyone can publish anything’ movement. While making […]

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