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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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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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