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10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping by Jennifer Rita Nichols Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for learning, and collaboration is easily recognized as an important skill for students to build. There are very few arguments against having students work together in class and on assignments. However, […]

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How To Work Smarter–Not Harder–As A Teacher

How To Work Smarter–Not Harder–As A Teacher by Terry Heick Teaching is hard. And because it’s so important, we push ourselves–and are pushed by others–to be as close as we can be to perfect. In public education, defined in terms and standards that it defines and measures itself by, perfect teaching means bringing every child […]

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10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching

10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching by Terry Heick My first year of teaching was a blur. At the time, it didn’t feel like a blur. It felt a joyous, adrenaline-fueled rush of lessons, meetings, and new relationships. But in hindsight, it was definitely a blur. And now, years later, I can […]

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How My Students Create Their Own TED Talks

How My Students Create Their Own TED Talks by Mary Ann Settlemyre, Teacher Teaching students about the environment can be challenging for many reasons. They need to be provided with a lot of background knowledge due to their age, inexperience, and lack of time spent in nature so far―understanding the full scope of possibilities around them […]

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning process–teaching strategies, writing pieces, etc. Which is what makes the following chart from Kathleen Cushman’s Fires in the Mind compelling. Rather than simply a list of alternatives to homework, it instead contextualizes the need for work […]

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What Is Your ‘Why’? Teaching Positive In The Face Of Negativity

What Is Your ‘Why’? Teaching Positive In The Face Of Negativity by Rachelle Poth What is your ‘why’? How can you ‘teach positive’ in the face of negativity? While many teachers focus on practical ideas and skills–assessment ideas, teaching strategies, and classroom management, for example–being about to create a healthy mindset can be one of […]

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