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12 Questions To Ask Your Students On The First Day Of School

12 Questions To Ask Your Students On The First Day Of School by Terry Heick The premise here is simple enough, and I’ve written about this kind of thing before in greater detail (see 20 Questions Parents Should Ask Teachers). You’ll likely learn their name, roughly be able to estimate their height, know what school […]

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How To Support Students That Never Come To School

How To Support Students That Never Come To School by TeachThought Staff No matter how many opportunities there are for innovation in education, in any form this much is true: School can’t work if students don’t attend. Student attendance can be an issue at any grade level, whether because of health issues or family circumstances […]

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What’s The One Thing They’ll Remember From Their Time With You?

What’s The One Thing Will They Remember From Your Class? by Terry Heick Try as you might, your students aren’t going to remember everything from your class. In fact, they probably won’t remember much at all, no matter how good you are at what you do. And this assumes that simply remembering—hazily recalling certain ideas, facts, […]

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6 Activities I Use To Build Connections With Students At The Beginning Of The Year

6 Activities I Use To Build Connections With Students At The Beginning Of The Year by Jackie Gerstein For specific training and professional development around technology integration, contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Jackie Gerstein and other TeachThought professionals to your school today. Most classes, starting with about middle school, begin the school year with reviewing the content to […]

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6 Messages Every Student Should Hear On The First Day Of School

6 Messages Every Student Should Hear On The First Day Of School by Terry Heick & Jackie Gerstein For specific training and professional development around technology integration, contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Jackie Gerstein and other TeachThought professionals to your school today. I took an excerpt of a recent post by Jackie, 6 Activities I Use To Build Connections With […]

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8 Things Every Teacher Needs To Improve

8 Things Every Teacher Needs To Improve by Terry Heick 1. Humility You’re probably very good at what you do–at least parts of it. You’re also probably very bright, compassionate, and driven or you wouldn’t have made it to whatever place you’re currently in as an educator. But change requires self-awareness and a humble approach to […]

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How To Use The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model To Grow More Confident Students

by Terry Heick Learning is a culture. It starts there—with the students first as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends there—with students using what we give them back at home, in those physical and digital environments. Even the practices that promote or undermine the learning process itself come are first and […]

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27 Ideas For Students That Finish Their Work Early

27 Ideas For Students That Finish Their Work Early by TeachThought Staff How to respond when students finish their work early is a classic teacher challenge. Most of it boils down to lesson design–creating learning opportunities where students are naturally funneled toward extending, improving, and sharing their work so that ‘stopping points’ are more of […]

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