Elementary School

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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A Poem That’s Been Torn In Half? New Children’s Book Explores Value Of Mistakes

A Poem That’s Been Torn In Half? New Children’s Book Explores Value Of Mistakes by TeachThought Staff This post is sponsored by Workman Publishing Title: ‘My Book Of Beautiful Oops!’ Author: Barney Saltzberg (author’s page) Ages: 3+ Availability: In Stores Now Summary: ‘My Book Of Beautiful Oops!’ Is A Scribble it, Smear it, Fold it, Tear […]

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Unique Literacy Apps Created For War-Affected Syrian Children

Unique Literacy Apps Created For War-Affected Syrian Children by TeachThought Staff From a press release Oslo/Washington, DC (March 20, 2017) – A Norway-led coalition today announced two winners of the EduApp4Syria innovation competition and the worldwide release of open-source Arabic literacy learning games Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster. Both games are now […]

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There’s A New Sesame Street Character–And She Has Autism

  New Bilingual Sesame Street and Autism Materials Created to Increase Acceptance and Provide More Tools for Families Impacted by Autism From a press release New York, NY—(March 20, 2017) There’s a new Sesame Street character–and she has Autism. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, today announced a rich new phase of […]

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Scholastic Offers Platform For Teacher-Created Curricula

  Scholastic Offers Platform For Teacher-Created Curricula by TeachThought Staff  This post is sponsored by Scholastic. Back in 2013, the term teacherpreneur really started to gain traction. In early 2014, we explored the idea in a post about the conditions that led to this new idea. In 2015-2020: The Rise Of The Teacherpreneur, Paul Moss explained […]

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30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy

30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy by TeachThought Staff Often confused with sympathy and compassion, empathy is, put simply, the ability to feel what another person is feeling. Unlike sympathy or compassion, empathy doesn’t require you to feel for  them, though it can lead to those emotions. Empathy, rather, is a starting point […]

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How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching by Terry Heick Ed note: this post has been updated from a fall 2015 post A little bit of technology doesn’t change much. It can make things a little easier by automating them. It could make a lesson here or there gee-wiz flashy, or even engage hesitant […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Physical Education As Punishment

Why You Shouldn’t Use Physical Education As Punishment by Dr. Kymm Ballard, Executive Director for SPARK Think about any time you’ve seen “army boot camp” portrayed in pop culture — are you picturing the traditional drill sergeant, ordering his troops to do endless laps and push-ups, as punishment for their errors that day? Now, with that scenario […]

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