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How To Teach Empathy

How To Teach Empathy by Terry Heick Right near the core of education, just past tolerance and just short of affectionate connectivity, is the idea of empathy. University of California at Berkley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life explains empathy. “The term “empathy” is used to describe a wide range of experiences. Emotion researchers […]

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What Is A Student Responsible For?

What Is A Student Responsible For? by Terry Heick What are you doing to engage the students? How are you making sure they pay attention? What are you doing to make them care? How are you sparking their curiosity? Drawing their attention away from one another? Minimizing distractions? If a classroom was like a living room, […]

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Teaching Evaluation Is Ineffective & Outdated. Let’s Try Something New

Teaching Evaluation Is Ineffective & Outdated. Let’s Try Something New by Viktor Nordmark, Hubert.ai Student evaluations of teaching have looked pretty much the same since they were first introduced, close to a hundred years ago. To summarize what most think about them is pretty easy: Nobody likes them. They can’t accurately measure how effective a […]

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Knowledge Is Power And Teaching Is The Fuel

  Knowledge Is Power And Teaching Is The Fuel by Terry Heick That knowledge = power isn’t a new idea. ’Knowledge is power’ is a common refrain in the education community, at least in spirit. Everything we do as educators has the idea that knowledge changes lives underpinning it. And that teachers are important is, […]

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50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching

Quotes About Teaching

50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching by TeachThought Staff Teaching is both an art and science. Teaching is conceptual and intellectual, abstract and concrete, creative and sequential. It’s about people but framed through ideas. It’s about content, hearts, minds, the past, the future–whatever we can imagine, teaching and learning are both causes and effects. […]

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Assessment Quality? 9 Steps To Creating Effective Multiple-Choice Questions

Multiple-Choice Questions

Assessment Quality? 9 Steps To Creating Effective Multiple-Choice Questions contributed by Dr. Stephen Murphy, Measured Progress One of the critical elements to understanding what students know and are able to do is using spot-on assessment items that provide fair and valid data. Good data helps teachers make instructional decisions, informing student groupings and identifying needs for […]

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Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’

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Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’ contributed by Shireen Jaffer As educators, we have all had at least one student approach us with the question, “How will this help me in the real world?” Every year, teachers are reminded of the academic requirements they must help their students fulfill. These requirements typically involve […]

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