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35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies

35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies  by Sara Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want […]

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How To Teach With The Concept Attainment Model

How To Teach With The Concept Attainment Model by TeachThought Staff In 1956, psychologist Jerome Bruner published a book called “A Study of Thinking.” Being a psychologist, Bruner was interested in cognitive processing–how people think, and how those tendencies might be used to inform teaching and learning processes. He developed a new way of introducing […]

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The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction by Terry Heick Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to actuate. Differentiation is a rational approach to meeting the needs of individual learners, but actually making it possible on a daily basis in the classroom can be challenge. In ‘What Differentiation Is–And Is Not: The […]

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The Definition Of Peer Teaching: A Sampling Of Existing Research

The Definition Of Peer Teaching: A Sampling Of Existing Research by TeachThought Staff What is peer teaching? In short, peer teaching occurs when students, by design, teach other students. But teaching what? And how? Austin Community College provided an overview of some of the existing (though decades old) research in a collection of resources for […]

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60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves by Terry Heick Motivating and engaging students is the goal of most teachers–priming them to receive instruction, or otherwise align themselves to a pre-set process you’ve sketched out that you hope will yield a learning goal you selected beforehand. But I’ve also been thinking recently of how learning […]

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4 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy

4 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy can be a powerful tool to transform teaching and learning. By design, it focuses attention away from content and instruction, and instead emphasizes the “cognitive events” in the mind of a child. And this is no small change. For decades, education reform has […]

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Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes To Promote Critical Thinking

Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes To Promote Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff How can Post-it® Super Sticky Notes be used to promote critical thinking in the STEM high school classroom? Quite effectively, it turns out–especially if you’re familiar with Concept Attainment as a teaching and learning strategy. The Post-it® Brand recently conducted a Back-to-School STEM […]

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20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking by TeachThought Staff This is part 1 in our #iteachthought campaign. This is our equivalent to “back to school,” and is intended to help you focus in the 2015-2016 school year on taking a thoughtful approach to your craft as a teacher. Among these shifts we’ll talk about is […]

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