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10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching

10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching by Terry Heick My first year of teaching was a blur. At the time, it didn’t feel like a blur. It felt a joyous, adrenaline-fueled rush of lessons, meetings, and new relationships. But in hindsight, it was definitely a blur. And now, years later, I can […]

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How My Students Create Their Own TED Talks

How My Students Create Their Own TED Talks by Mary Ann Settlemyre, Teacher Teaching students about the environment can be challenging for many reasons. They need to be provided with a lot of background knowledge due to their age, inexperience, and lack of time spent in nature so far―understanding the full scope of possibilities around them […]

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning process–teaching strategies, writing pieces, etc. Which is what makes the following chart from Kathleen Cushman’s Fires in the Mind compelling. Rather than simply a list of alternatives to homework, it instead contextualizes the need for work […]

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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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