Cultural Exchange Program Seeks Young Adults

Cultural Exchange Program Seeks Young Adults

Cultural Exchange Program Seeks Young Adults by TeachThought Staff and Hostelling International USA Experiential learning. Cultural competency. The transformative power of travel. These are probably concepts you’re familiar with, but for 18-23 year olds from Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon, Tunisia, and the United States, these ideals will take on a whole new meaning this summer. Through…

#twitterchat: ‘Teaching Like Your Hair’s On Fire’

#twitterchat: ‘Teaching Like Your Hair’s On Fire’ by TeachThought Staff On April 15th, 2015, Beth Leidolf led the weekly #reflectiveteacher twitter chat, where they discussed, among other things, Rafe Esquith;s ‘Teaching Like Your Hair’s On Fire.’ One of our favorite exchanges? @paullawleyjones: A4/1: Korean edu tells Ss that they must always have the ‘right’ answer. Wrong answers are unacceptable. #reflectiveteacher…

Company Creates Video Pen Pal Technology, Seeks Teacher Support

by Saksham Khosla, LumenEd Across the world, there is a widespread demand for young people to address major issues of global significance through cross-cultural cooperation. While American schools are attempting to keep up with this demand, true global competency cannot be achieved through international exchange programs that less than 1% of young people participate in. In the…

For Helicopter Parents That Help Too Much

6 Tongue-In-Cheek Tips For Helicopter Parents That Help Too Much by Anonymous Practicing Teacher That Cares We’ve all been there. We’ve worked a long grueling day only to come home and find out our child has a project due the next day. We’ve argued and threatened punishment over said project. We’ve been too tired to…

A Man Got Annoyed And Dug A Cave

When a person brings craft, motivation, and affection to bear on an idea, incredible things are possible. This is an idea we, as educators, try to impart to students. The success of this depends on whether or not they are ready for that kind of a message, and whether or not we’ve given them the…

A Free App That Promotes Fire Prevention Awareness

A Free App That Promotes Fire Prevention Awareness

A Free App That Promotes Fire Prevention Awareness by weareteachers.org New free app for kids teaches fire safety with creativity and compassion The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) children’s website, Sparky.org, has launched a new app for kids in honor of Fire Prevention Week October 5-11, 2014. Sparky and The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms aims…

The Classroom Cribs Challenge Asks You To Think About Learning Spaces

The Classroom Cribs Challenge Asks You To Think About Learning Spaces

The Classroom Cribs Challenge Asks You To Think About Learning Spaces by Classroomcribs.com As we look towards the 2014-2015 school year, one question continually jumps out to me as an educator: How do our learning spaces impact our students? As a new English teacher I remember getting into my classroom for the first time. I…

Blended Leaning Conference In Rhode Island Continues To Grow

This Blended Leaning Conference In Rhode Island Continues To Grow by Dawn Casey-Rowe The Highlander Institute is rapidly changing the conversation around technology and education in Rhode Island schools. What was once a small local non-profit is growing, and is on track to affect how schools integrate technology into the classrooms not only in Rhode…

Share Your Classroom With The World

Take A Classroom Selfie & Share It With Us We want to see inside your classroom. Not necessarily an image with your face in it. You probably have a lovely face, but we want to see the classroom itself. If your face is part of it and you love your face, send away. It may be…

A Watch That Counts From Your Death Backwards

A Watch That Counts From Your Death Backwards

A Watch That Counts From Your Death Backwards by TeachThought Staff Not sure if this is Capitalism doing its thing, or a potentially revolutionary way to look at time. Probably the former, but it gets your attention, yes?

Students–What Did 2013 Look Like Through Your Eyes?

Students–What Did 2013 Look Like Through Your Eyes?

  Project Zeitgeist Asks Students, “What Did 2013 Look Like Through Your Eyes?” From a press release– (December 6, 2013 – Arlington, VA)  PBS NewsHour Extra is calling on middle and high school students across the country to share their view of the most important events of 2013 in an online digital media contest. The #MyZeitgeist competition…