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6 Strategies For Dealing With ‘Difficult’ Students

6 Strategies For Dealing With ‘Difficult’ Students

TeachThought StaffDec 1, 202210 min read

contributed by Dr. Allen Mendler While stress caused by common core concerns has dominated the recent education landscape, dealing with ‘difficult’ students remains the number one source of constant tension…

What Is The Purpose Of Assessment?

What Is The Purpose Of Assessment?

Terry HeickNov 27, 20224 min read

by Terry Heick What is the purpose of assessment? The purpose of assessment depends on a range of factors, of course. Broadly speaking, the purpose can be whatever the teacher…

18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment Of Learning

18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment Of Learning

Terry HeickNov 26, 20226 min read

Assessment of Learning: 18 Inconvenient Truths by Terry Heick I. In terms of pedagogy, the primary purpose of an assessment is to provide data to revise planned instruction. It should…

Direction Instruction Versus Project-Based Learning

Direction Instruction Versus Project-Based Learning

Drew PerkinsNov 25, 20224 min read

Direction Instruction Versus Project-Based Learning: Which Is More Effective? by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD One of my favorite things about leading TeachThought PD is that I get to…

11 Tools To Help Students Publish Their Writing

11 Tools To Help Students Publish Their Writing

TeachThought StaffNov 13, 20226 min read

This post is sponsored by Wondershare PDFelement. Regardless of sponsorship status, we don’t share or recommend products, services, or tools that we wouldn’t recommend in a non-sponsored status. You can…

What Do Other Teachers Think Of ‘Cool Teachers’?

What Do Other Teachers Think Of ‘Cool Teachers’?

Terry HeickNov 7, 20223 min read

I saw this question on Quora recently and then most-upvoted response was curious to me, so I thought I’d offer my .02 as a teacher who sometimes struggled with this…

Can Technology Replace Teachers?

Can Technology Replace Teachers?

Terry HeickNov 7, 20223 min read

For starters, this is the wrong question to ask (we might consider asking instead, ‘How can technology support teachers?) but I see it come up more and more as technology…

11 Ways To Reduce Creativity In Your Classroom

11 Ways To Reduce Creativity In Your Classroom

TeachThought StaffNov 2, 20228 min read

How To Reduce Creativity In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, where the daily tasks required in a large number of jobs require not repetitive button-pushing…

5 Out-Of-The Box Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

5 Out-Of-The Box Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

TeachThought StaffNov 2, 20228 min read

What Out-Of-The Box Assessment Strategies Should Every Teacher Know? by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com & Terry Heick Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching…

A Planning Guide For Project-Based Learning In The Elementary Classroom

A Planning Guide For Project-Based Learning In The Elementary Classroom

Drew PerkinsOct 19, 20226 min read

PBL Spotlight: 5th Grade Restaurant Math Tipping Guide by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Every year since their kindergarten years I have extended my offer to teachers of my…

What Are Literature Circles?

What Are Literature Circles?

Terry HeickOct 16, 20225 min read

What Is A Literature Circle? by Terry Heick Literature Circles are a way for students to assume a specific role in the study of something (usually a text). Though almost…

Start With You: How To Make Good Teaching More Sustainable

Start With You: How To Make Good Teaching More Sustainable

Terry HeickOct 14, 20225 min read

What Advice Could Save Your Teaching Career? by Terry Heick Simple premise, as titled: what sorts of ‘things’ make teaching unsustainable, and what sort of advice can help teachers reflect…

10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network

10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network

TeachThought StaffOct 14, 20223 min read

Why Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network by TeachThought Staff What’s a professional learning network? According to Marc-André Lalande, “a Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the…

90 Retailers That Offer Teacher Discounts

90 Retailers That Offer Teacher Discounts

TeachThought StaffOct 8, 20225 min read

90 Retailers That Offer Teacher Discounts by TeachThought Staff It’s no secret that back-to-school shopping can get expensive for teachers. If they’re not shelling out money for art supplies and…

What’s A KWHLAQ Chart? Like A KWL Chart But Better

What’s A KWHLAQ Chart? Like A KWL Chart But Better

TeachThought StaffOct 6, 20224 min read

What’s A KWHLAQ Chart? Like A KWL Chart But Better by TeachThought Staff What’s A KWL Chart? A KWL Chart is a graphic organizer that helps students plan and reflect…

It’s Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom

It’s Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom

Terry HeickOct 3, 20225 min read

Let’s Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom by Terry Heick Among the biggest changes in modern academic standards is the shift in the burden of general literacy. Rather than…

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