Middle & High School

Should Colleges Judge Social Media Presence for Admissions?

Should Colleges Judge Social Media Presence for Admissions? by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media This post has been updated and republished from a previous publishing Pretend for a moment you are a college admissions officer at a prestigious institution. Facing a large stack of applications, the shuffle of papers and pecking of keyboards resonates […]

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15 Self-Guided Reading Responses For Non-Fiction Texts

15 Self-Guided Reading Responses For Non-Fiction Texts by TeachThought Curricula Critical literacy begins in being able to decode a text and then analyze it for meaning, implicit and explicit themes, and the relationship of a text to a given perspective, author’s purpose, and related text and media. Critical literacy is about a text and the […]

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6 Domains Of Cognition: The TeachThought Learning Taxonomy

6 Domains Of Cognition: The TeachThought Learning Taxonomy by Terry Heick How can you tell if a student really understands something? They learn early on to fake understanding exceptionally well, and even the best assessment leaves something on the table. (In truth, a big portion of the time students simply don’t know what they don’t […]

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4 Ways To Talk To Students About The 2016 Election

4 Ways To Talk To Students About The 2016 Election by Allan DeCarlo As weeks pass beyond the election, many will notice Facebook, Twitter and media buzz already beginning to fizzle out. Despite a potential shift in attention away from the election cycle, teachers must continue civic conversations about the impact these election results have […]

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Bertrand Russell’s 10 Essential Rules Of Critical Thinking

Bertrand Russell’s 10 Essential Rules Of Critical Thinking By Terry Heick For a field of study that explores the nature of knowledge, Philosophy has had a surprisingly small impact on education. Most formal academic ‘platforms’ like public schools and universities tend to parse knowledge into content areas–what is being learned–rather than how and why it […]

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