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12 Realities That Are Killing Innovation In Public Education

12 Realities That Are Killing Innovation In Public Education by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2012 post by the author Innovation is not something that just happens. Or–with the right chemistry–does it? Oftentimes this chemistry is referred to locally in schools as “climate,” but climate is only a small part […]

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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom

12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom by Paul Moss To remedy the situation, and grow fruitful and happy students within the confines of the syllabus you are bound to, start to fix the problem yourself by creating an atmosphere of problem-solving in your classes. Create situations where students have to […]

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Creating Students That Solve Problems

Creating Students That Solve Problems by Paul Moss Ed note: This is part 1 in a 2-part series on teaching students to think for themselves. Tomorrow, we’ll provide 12 strategies to address the ideas below. The next time you are in a lesson, ask yourself how many questions you are asked that don’t really need to […]

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4 Reasons Your School Should Invest In A 3D Printer

4 Reasons Your School Should Invest In A 3D Printer by TeachThought Staff The use of 3D printers is becoming increasingly prevalent across the workforce, from medicine to confectionary, aerospace to sportswear. The mere concept of them can seem daunting, and it is therefore easy for school leaders to overlook the benefits a 3D printer […]

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What Do Students Think Of Your Class?

Bring TeachThought Professional Development to your School! What Do Students Think Of Your Class? by Terry Heick Google is the company that has become its own verb. Google it. They’re also challenging Apple with their Android mobile operating system (though to be fair, they’re unlikely to catch them anytime soon), not to mention their aggressive […]

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On Gender Views, Language Barriers, And Teaching With Video Games

On Gender Views, Language Barriers, And Teaching With Video Games In Japan by Andrew Ross, Language Teacher in Japan Part 1: Video Games Can Teach Your Students Part 2: Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge Part 3: On Gender Views, Language Barriers, And Teaching With Video Games In Japan In part 1, we argued […]

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The Right Way To Implement Essential Questions

by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, AuthenticEducation.org Ed note: We’re continuing to go back and share some of Grant’s best and most useful posts. This one on the implementation of Essential Questions is useful even if you’re “doing” UbD due to its emphasis on inquiry. We had a delightful visit to The School of the Future in New York City […]

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