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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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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 for free 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 […]

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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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