4 Things Innovative Schools Have In Common
Education

4 Things Innovative Schools Have In Common

4 Things Innovative Schools Have In Common by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education A recent list of 13 innovative schools is interesting because it is so diverse. Clearly innovation and creativity is not one dimensional. Some of the schools on the list are considered innovative because of the way they use their learning…

What Is Really, Truly ‘Best For The Kids’?
Teaching

What Is Really, Truly ‘Best For The Kids’?

What Is Really, Truly ‘Best For The Kids’? by Terry Heick What’s best for the kids. I remember hearing this phrase when I was handed a towering stack of fluency probes that represented about 3-4 hours of “in addition to” work per week. I wasn’t against the idea behind it all (supporting the literacy of…

Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better
Teaching

Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better

Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School! Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better by Terry Heick Time for a staff meeting? Need an idea? Something that engages teachers? Shake things up a bit? Start the year off right? Lessee. Maybe you group teachers somehow–something cool. By birth month or favorite Jimmy…

13 Standards For A Near-Future School
The Future Of Learning

13 Standards For A Near-Future School

13 Standards For A Near-Future School by Terry Heick Today, an “unconnected classroom”—that is, one without social components, digital media output, authentic and highly visible school-to-school and school-to-community functions, and personal learning for each student through mobile and adaptive technology for each student—is seen as appropiately cautious–which is why some teachers sometimes seem against technology…

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How To Enable Voice Dictation On Mac (For Free)

How To Enable Voice Dictation On Mac (For Free)

TeachThought StaffFebruary 22, 20213 min read

How To Enable Voice Dictation On Mac (For Free) by TeachThought Staff What Is Voice Dictation? Voice dictation is simply…

What Is The Question Formulation Technique?

What Is The Question Formulation Technique?

TeachThought StaffFebruary 22, 2021

What Is The Question Formulation Technique? by TeachThought Staff Definition Put simply, the Question Formation Technique (QFT) is a process…

How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process

How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process

Terry HeickFebruary 21, 2021

How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process by Terry Heick This article was originally written in 2011 and most…

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 233 Schools Aren’t Broken, 10 Ways They Could Be Better

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 233 Schools Aren’t Broken, 10 Ways They Could Be Better

Drew PerkinsFebruary 20, 2021

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 233 Schools Aren’t Broken, 10 Ways They Could Be Better Drew Perkins talks with neuroscientist/educator/author, Jared…

20 Of The Best Free Science Apps For iOS

20 Of The Best Free Science Apps For iOS

TeachThought StaffFebruary 19, 2021

20 Of The Best Free Science Apps For iPad & iOS by TeachThought Staff The ease-of-use and engagement factor of…