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Teaching Introverts Is Different

Teaching Introverts Is Different by Terry Heick As education seeks to improve itself, the focus has been on data, research, and curriculum. The stuff teachers use. There is precious little discussion on the human elements of learning unless you’re discussing isolated movements such as social-emotional learning or whole-child trends. While admirable, these “movements” are unfortunate […]

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5 Out-Of-The Box Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

5 Out-Of-The Box Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com & Terry Heick Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms. […]

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7 Thinking Habits That Grow Strong Teachers

7 Thinking Habits That Grow Strong Teachers by Art Costa and Bena Kallick, Institute for Habits of Mind When considering teacher quality, we are concerned not just for what we observe in the moment. We are also concerned about whether the teacher has the more enduring habits that will serve them well as they continue […]

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Teaching Exhausted? Pause, Reflect, And Adjust

Teaching Exhausted? Pause, Reflect, And Adjust by Rachelle Dene Poth Teaching can be exhausting. There are so many tasks involved each day, trying to keep up with everything can be challenging. Each new school year seems to bring an increase in tasks, initiatives, time seems to evaporate, and it can be a mentally and physically […]

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From Purpose To Platform: 4 Best Practices For Teaching With Video

From Purpose To Platform: 4 Best Practices For Teaching With Video contributed by Brian Lamb and Emily Merritt, letsrecap.com Video can be a powerful strategy for teaching and learning. In the last 10 years, we’ve seen it revolutionize instruction (Khan academy, MOOC’s), creative class projects (iMovie), teacher video coaching (Swivl), assessment and now it’s starting to change […]

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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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