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8 Things Every Student Needs On The First Day Of School

8 Things Every Student Needs On The First Day Of School by TeachThought Staff This content is sponsored by Staples The first day of school is the end result of a lot of preparation. After weeks of gathering lists, purchasing supplies, and scrambling to find that obscure scientific calculator that no one has ever heard […]

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A Video Game-Themed Student Interest Inventory For Elementary Students

A Video Game-Themed Student Interest Inventory For Elementary Students by TeachThought Staff Curricula: You can download a ready-for-student version of this student interest inventory on the TeachThought TpT page. Why Use A Student Interest Inventory? The purpose of this inventory is to help children at the elementary age express themselves by itemizing their favorite things. […]

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Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom

16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom by Terry Heick In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed. These assessments offer data to inform […]

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“Kids Can’t Learn From Teachers They Don’t Like”

‘Kids Can’t Learn From Teachers They Don’t Like’ by TeachThought Staff The following TEDTalk by Rita Pierson reminds us of why we all got involved in teaching to begin with. While curriculum, assessment, and instructional design may be how you parse your thinking now, at one point it probably had more to do with content, […]

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6 Questions Every Teacher Needs To Answer In Order To Grow

6 Questions Every Teacher Needs To Answer In Order To Grow by Terry Heick Looking for professional development designed specifically for your school or district? Visit TeachThought Professional Development at wegrowteachers.com and talk with our experts to find out how you and your staff can grow today! Broadly speaking, there are two types of professional […]

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Ep. 80 A Deep Dive Into Equity Through Assessment And PBL

Drew Perkins talks with JuanCarlos Arauz of E3 Education as a second part to their recent conversation about equity and education. This time they take a deeper dive into equity in assessment and differentiation practices as well as PBL. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Make Just One Change: The Right Question Institute Ep. 77 Growing Educational […]

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10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking

10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking by Terry Heick Social media is here to stay. No matter how much we lament a loss of privacy, too much screen time, superficial identity, or countless other worries, media has been around since language was invented, and we have always sought to make […]

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Chester Bennington Discusses His Depression 5 Months Before Committing Suicide

Chester Bennington Discusses His Depression 5 Months Before Committing Suicide by Terry Heick Mental health is important to me. This isn’t a purely educational topic, but education is human and nothing is more human than contentment. I struggle with anxiety and depression, which I’ve written about many times–What Happened When I Tried To Teach Alone […]

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