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Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better

Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School! Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better by Terry Heick Time for a staff meeting? Need an idea? Something that engages teachers? Shake things up a bit? Start the year off right? Lessee. Maybe you group teachers somehow–something cool. By birth month or favorite Jimmy […]

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6 Brain-Based Teaching Strategies For Low-Stress Learning

6 Brain-Based Teaching Strategies For Low-Stress Learning   by Dr. Judy Willis, radteach.com Although it is valuable for teachers to be familiar with neuroscientific research and pass relevant findings along to education stakeholders, it is crucial that educators use classroom strategies that reflect what we know about the brain and learning. So how can teachers […]

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Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know

Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know by Terry Heick Ed note: This has been updated from a 2014 post by the author The above image comes from a presentation from Jesse Stommel , an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Madison. And it makes an interesting point. ‘Not knowing’ is an awkward but precise label for the […]

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5 Teacher Tips For Better Presentations In The Classroom

5 Teacher Tips For Better Presentations In The Classroom by Catherine Willson When you need to put together information for a presentation for students or other teachers, you can be surprisingly effective without having to do too much at all. Here are 4 tips for teachers making presentations for in the classroom. 5 Teacher Tips […]

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Who Controls The Flow Of Information In Your Classroom?

Who Controls The Flow Of Information In Your Classroom? Flow As A Litmus Test For Quality Teaching by Lee Carroll, PhD I’ve been thinking about Teacher Appraisals for years, when finally it hit me like a flash—why can’t they be super-simple? What Are They Worth? First, are teacher appraisals worth doing at all? It’s definitely […]

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50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child

50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child by TeachThought Staff There are many ways to encourage a child, but for students of any age, honest, authentic, and persistent messages from adults that have credibility in their eyes are among the most powerful. The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning has put together the […]

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Teaching Is Not Content Distribution

Teaching Is Not Content Distribution by Terry Heick Schools, along with libraries and museums, are the original curators of culture. That is, they survey various landscapes, and separate the stuff the stuff worth saving from the rest. This means that teachers are among the earliest curators of knowledge, taking a content area, deciding what’s worthy […]

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Book: Using Improvisation To Teach Skills & Boost Learning

Book: The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom: Using Improvisation to Teach Skills & Boost Learning by TeachThought Staff Who will this book help you teach? Students of any age in any content area What book are we talking about here? The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom: Using Improvisation to Teach Skills […]

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