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More Teamwork, Less Group Work: 27 Ways To Build A Team

More Teamwork, Less Group work: 27 Ways To Build A Team by Ashley McCann Teamwork can be an effective way to encourage classroom camaraderie and to expose students to new ideas, mindsets, and challenges to share and work through with their peers. But how many times in school did you find yourself doing group work […]

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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students by TeachThought Staff Innovating thinking is one of those awkward concepts in education–one that is often espoused, but isn’t measured, reported on, trained around, or celebrated. It’s just sort of there. Innovative thinking in students will flower when we design classrooms that absolutely can’t survive without it. Same […]

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27 Ways To Enhance Retention In Your Students

27 Ways To Enhance Retention In Your Students by TeachThought Staff How you can help students retain what they learn? What sort of teaching strategies, curriculum mapping techniques, or other changes can you use to help them remember and apply information? Most broadly, this is a matter of understanding and transfer. The more complete a student’s understanding, […]

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27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about the definition of intrinsic motivation in the past. We’ve also talked about some basic ways to improve student motivation. This time, it’s Mia MacMeekin‘s turn to speak to you about the same, but through gridded, blocked, and easy to read infographics. The […]

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27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge

27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge Assessing background knowledge is an often misunderstood idea, and subsequently fumbled as a process. Background knowledge is a product of the experiences–academic and otherwise–that a student brings to a lesson. These provide both knowledge in terms of content, as well as schema in terms of analogs students can use […]

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27 Ways To Respond When Students Don’t Pay Attention

27 Ways To Respond When Students Don’t Pay Attention Our initial reaction when seeing the following infographic from Mia MacMeekin was to think about instructional design rather than classroom management. That is, work backwards from a student-centered, inquiry-based, self-directed, and inherently personalized learning model where students, while plugged in to relevant digital and physical communities and working […]

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27 Ways To Increase Family Involvement In The Classroom

27 Ways To Increase Family Involvement In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff Increasing family involvement in your classroom has probably been a goal of yours for years–especially if you teach anywhere beyond 7th grade. While “literacy nights,” and related student showcases are great, improving the strength–and authenticity–of the connection between school and home could yield […]

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27 Ways To Increase Student Engagement In Learning

Student engagement in learning is kind of important. No matter the best practices of your curriculum mapping, instructional strategies, use of data for learning, formative assessment, or expert use of project-based learning, mobile learning, and a flipped classroom, if students aren’t engaged, most is for naught. Historically, student engagement has been thought of in terms […]

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