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2017 Library Of Congress Literacy Awards Announced

2017 Library Of Congress Literacy Awards Announced by TeachThought Staff The winners of the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards have been announced, and include a program to strengthen families from Louisville, Kentucky, as well as a multilingual and open-source digital repository for children’s books in India. Originated by Rubenstein in 2013, the Literacy Awards […]

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No, Your Brain Isn’t Divided By Creativity And Logic

No, Your Brain Isn’t Divided By Creativity And Logic by TeachThought Staff How the human brain works is a topic of considerable chatter, but not much in-depth discussion outside of neuroscience and psychology. There is indeed an undercurrent of learning (that should perhaps be an over-current) regarding brain-based learning and research, but very little understanding […]

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22 Myths In Modern Academic Learning

Below are 22 myths in modern academic learning. No explanation, no analysis, just 22 commonly held misconceptions about learning in academia. 1. Poor assessment performance means that learners don’t understand. 2. Progressive education should be dominated by technology. 3. Schools should teach students to read. 4. Tests measure understanding. 5. Differentiation means to teach based […]

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Making Friends: 10 Team-Building Games For Students 

10 Team-Building Games For A Friendlier Classroom by TeachThought Staff 10 Team-Building Games for a Friendlier Classroom is a fantastic resource for developing relationships and a positive tone in the classroom. Included are 10 team-building games to get you started towards a friendlier, more positive classroom. This resource was developed by our own TeachThought Professional Development […]

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27 Creative Ways to Greet Your Elementary School Students

27 Creative Ways to Greet Your Elementary School Students The following infographic by Mia Macmeekin asks a simple question: How do you greet your students? It then follows up that question (which is rhetorical considering it doesn’t wait for your response) with 27 creative ways to do so for elementary school students. Our favorite is probably […]

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For This Lesson, I Stepped Aside To Become A Facilitator Of Learning

For This Lesson, I Stepped Aside To Become A Facilitator Of Learning by Rachelle Dene Poth  It started with a cross-class collaboration idea. I was not sure the idea would work, but was willing to give it a try and it had captured the interest of students. I connected four levels of Spanish and created […]

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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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12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

  by TeachThought Staff For in-person professional development from TeachThought on reflection in learning or any other topic your school or district might need, contact us today. There are great books about assessment (Tomlinson’s on assessment in the differentiated classroom are good, for example), and PD too (which among other fantastic companies, we also offer, details of which […]

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