What Is Reciprocal Teaching?

What Is Reciprocal Teaching?

Terry HeickMay 10, 20215 min read

What Is Reciprocal Teaching? by Terry Heick Reciprocal teaching is a guided teaching strategy where small groups of students improve their reading comprehension by the scaffolded application of Predicting, Clarifying,…

6 Instructional Strategies That Challenge And Support Students

6 Instructional Strategies That Challenge And Support Students

TeachThought StaffMay 10, 20214 min read

A teaching strategy is anything the teacher does or facilitates to help students learn. So while formal teaching strategies like ‘Reciprocal Teaching’ and ‘Station Teaching’ are often thought of when…

50 Of The Best Education Quotes For Teachers

50 Of The Best Education Quotes For Teachers

TeachThought StaffMay 9, 20219 min read

In addition to teaching, educators play a number of vital roles in students’ lives. They serve as listeners and leaders, counselors and coaches, disciplinarians and disruptors, mediators and motivators, surrogates…

What Is Necessary For Learning?

What Is Necessary For Learning?

Terry HeickMay 9, 20213 min read

What is necessary for learning? Not much, according to Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newscastle University in England. In fact, it can be reduced to three ingredients.Mitra has…

Why Worrying About Screen Time Might Be The Wrong Approach

Why Worrying About Screen Time Might Be The Wrong Approach

Terry HeickMay 6, 20219 min read

Screen time. Just the phrase tightens the chests of well-intentioned (and helicoptering) parents everywhere. Concerns range from our children becoming anti-social to developing addictions to certain games (I’m looking at…

60 Critical Thinking Strategies For Learning

60 Critical Thinking Strategies For Learning

Terry HeickMay 5, 20216 min read

Critical thinking is the ongoing application of unbiased, accurate, and ‘good-faith’ analysis, interpretation, contextualizing, and synthesizing multiple data sources and cognitive perspectives in pursuit of understanding. What are the 7…

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 247 Creating Changemakers Through PBL

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 247 Creating Changemakers Through PBL

Drew PerkinsMay 4, 20212 min read

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 247 Creating Changemakers Through PBL Drew Perkins talks with Leesa Carter-Jones, president and CEO of the Captain Planet Foundation, about their work to engage young people…

On Teachers And Teaching And The Essential Criticism Of It All

On Teachers And Teaching And The Essential Criticism Of It All

Terry HeickMay 3, 20216 min read

In 2015 (and updated most recently in 2018), I wrote a post about helping students learn more from ‘others’ than they do from you (the teacher). The general premise is…

12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have

12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have

Terry HeickMay 2, 20215 min read

12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have by Terry Heick What should every lesson have? It’s a challenge to say what every single lesson imaginable should always have every…

What Can COVID Vaccine Side Effects Tell You About Your Immune Response?

What Can COVID Vaccine Side Effects Tell You About Your Immune Response?

TeachThought StaffMay 2, 20216 min read

Do COVID Vaccine Side Effects Tell You How Strong Your Immune Response Will Be? contributed by Robert Finberg, Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School No, vaccine side effects…

How The English Language Learning System Is Failing in America

How The English Language Learning System Is Failing in America

TeachThought StaffMay 1, 20219 min read

How The English Language Learning System Is Failing in America The following is adapted from Can You Hear Me Now? English Language Learners (ELLs) face a plethora of challenges. Some…

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers

TeachThought StaffApril 29, 20219 min read

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves creating opportunities within the school day to support students in developing positive behaviors and…

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 246 Critical Thinking Through Creating Video

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 246 Critical Thinking Through Creating Video

Drew PerkinsApril 29, 20211 min read

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 246 Critical Thinking Through Creating Video Drew Perkins talks with former broadcaster Clement Townsend about his work to help grow critical thinking by engaging them in…

How To Teach For Knowledge Through Humility

How To Teach For Knowledge Through Humility

Terry HeickApril 29, 20213 min read

How To Teach For Knowledge Through Humility by Terry Heick Humility is an interesting starting point for learning. There is a tempting sense of empowerment in our current ‘age of…

Looking For The Google Classroom Login Page?

Looking For The Google Classroom Login Page?

TeachThought StaffApril 28, 20212 min read

Looking For The Google Classroom Login Page? by TeachThought Staff Google Classroom has quickly become the standard for education technology in the mainstream classroom. It’s functional, (mostly) easy to use,…

How Schools Can Respond To The Age Of Information

How Schools Can Respond To The Age Of Information

Terry HeickApril 27, 20217 min read

How Schools Can Respond To The Age Of Information by Terry Heick We really all should have seen this coming. The information used to be here, and there, and over…

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