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What Does ‘Critical Thinking’ Mean?

What Does ‘Critical Thinking’ Mean?

Terry HeickJan 30, 20236 min read

What It Really Means To Think Critically by Terry Heick What does ‘critical thinking’ mean? Well, that depends on who you ask. For educators, as a term critical thinking is…

Why Capturing Imagination Is Important For Deeper Learning

Why Capturing Imagination Is Important For Deeper Learning

Drew PerkinsJan 25, 20235 min read

by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD I miss teaching. Not so much the rigors of bells, short breaks, endless supervision duty, multiple preps, rushed lunches, and the paperwork. But…

Sight Word Literacy Activities And Assessments For Elementary Students

Sight Word Literacy Activities And Assessments For Elementary Students

TeachThought StaffJan 9, 20235 min read

contributed by Samantha Saumell As teachers, we may have moments where we stand in front of our bright-eyed students, and we wonder what we can do to best meet their…

What Is The Internet Of Things?

What Is The Internet Of Things?

TeachThought StaffDec 15, 20225 min read

What Is The Internet Of Things? A One-Sentence Definition by TeachThought Staff For those who just came for the definition, the internet of things is the connection of smart electronic…

Alternatives To ‘How Was School?”

Alternatives To ‘How Was School?”

Terry HeickDec 12, 20224 min read

What Can Parents Ask Other Than ‘How Was School’? by Terry Heick You try to fake it, but it limps right out of your mouth, barely alive: “How was school?”…

What To Do With A Student

What To Do With A Student

Terry HeickDec 7, 20225 min read

What Do You Do With A Student? by Terry Heick Say you’ve got some students.  Two or 122. Doesn’t matter–they’re there. What should you do with them? Oh, lots. There is a…

New Learning: Characteristics Of An Innovative Classroom

New Learning: Characteristics Of An Innovative Classroom

Terry HeickDec 7, 20223 min read

by Terry Heick Before the ideas, let me preface this by acknowledging that many of these–if not most–aren’t feasible in most classrooms and schools. I taught for years and tried…

What To Expect From A TeachThought PD PBL Workshop

What To Expect From A TeachThought PD PBL Workshop

Drew PerkinsDec 7, 20224 min read

by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Inquiry is one of my passions. In fact, I view it as a sort of superpower that enables us to navigate the kinds…

50 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes About Life

50 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes About Life

TeachThought StaffDec 4, 20226 min read

50 Inspirational And Motivational Quotes by TeachThought Staff What are some of the most inspirational quotes about life? Well, that depends on what kind of inspiration you’re looking for. Life…

What’s The Writing Process?

What’s The Writing Process?

TeachThought StaffDec 4, 20223 min read

What is the writing process? The writing process is a sequence of strategies to plan, write, and ultimately publish a polished, accurate, well-organized piece of writing. It is a critical…

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…

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