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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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5 Simple Ideas That Can Transform Your Teaching

5 Simple Ideas That Can Transform Your Teaching by Terry Heick Teaching is impossibly complex. Unless you were coldly calculated and level-headed as, there is no way to be the teacher so many begin their career striving to be. You will simply never be able to fulfill everything that each learner needs, no matter how hard […]

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Why Your Students Aren’t Learning: 10 Silent Disruptors Of Academic Performance

Why Your Students Aren’t Learning: 10 Silent Disruptors Of Academic Performance by Terry Heick The reality of learning in 2017 is a matter of perspective, but it’s clear that most K-20 learning environments are teacher-led and academic (as opposed to self-directed and authentic). While we often write about new ways to learn using new thinking, […]

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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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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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The Classroom Management Strategy That Works Every Time

The Classroom Management Strategy That Works Every Time by Dominique Smith Just like every student wonders what their teachers will be like this school year, teachers are similarly curious. This curiosity builds over the years, often catalyzed by the fear of failure. What if I fail? What if my lessons don’t ‘work’? What if my […]

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