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Video: A History Of Hip-Hop From 1979-2017

Video: A History Of Hip-Hop From 1979-2017 by Terry Heick If you read TeachThought, you probably know that I love hip-hop. As an art form, cultural marker, and musical genre, hip-hop is deep with story-telling, literary devices, creative wordplay, and more while, for some artists anyway, remaining a voice from the streets and for the […]

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The Best Source Of Education Research Is Your Classroom

The Best Source Of Education Research Is Your Classroom by Terry Heick Looking for the the best source of education research? The one with authentic data, practical studies, and a wealth of participants and possibilities? How about your own classroom? There is, increasingly, pressure to be research-based and data-based. Or ‘grounded in research’ and guided […]

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A Process For Responding To Your Most Challenging Students

A Process For Responding To Your Most Challenging Students By Jeffrey Benson ed note: this has been republished from a previous post Hanging In is about making a difference in the lives of significantly challenging special needs students.  A number of mainstream teachers, who find themselves with a challenging student, have told me that their […]

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The New Periodic Table Song (In Order)

The New Periodic Table Song In Order (To Make You And Your Students Crazy) by TeachThought Staff There once was periodic table song whose frenzied pace and extraordinary organization made it seemingly irreplaceable–a classic among classics. There was no need for another. But in an answer to a question no one asked, the good folks […]

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What Effective Principals Do

What Effective Principals Do by Ian Lancaster ed note: this has been updated and republished from a previous post 1.  Balance management with leadership. School administration involves both management duties and leadership opportunities. The management side tends to be the stuff that one has to do. Leadership is the stuff that one chooses to do. […]

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How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom

How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom by Jessica Hockett, PhD., and Kristina Doubet, PhD Groups and group work are woven into the fabric of many classrooms. Having students interact with one or more peers can build community, increase engagement, and make learning more active. But deciding whether and how best to form groups […]

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8 Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology

8 Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology by Terry Heick I’m not crazy about writing this post, mainly because “integrating technology” into teaching and learning is like adding electricity to architectural design. Certainly a castle can be retrofitted for it, but ideally the architecture and the electricity are considered together, the electricity illuminating the architecture […]

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