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Use Action and Idea Lists to Prioritize Tasks and Get Things Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We can be easily overwhelmed by ideas. We can have a ton of our own, and hear a lot of advice from others. How do you actually take all of the ideas and prioritize, focus, execute and grow?<p>Here is a simple system inspired by agile …

21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

<b>21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about …

An MIT Learning Program Challenges Many Ed-Tech Assumptions

One MIT's teacher's successful experience with a low-tech teaching program that relies on video and lots of student interaction is calling into …

The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick For in-person professional development from TeachThought on how to …

Pedagogy

Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching

As a regular classroom teacher you will be able to find lesson ideas to adapt to your own contexts; as a teacher trainer, there is a useful overview …

There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Tips for Collaborative Planning

That space is Mission Lab, a learning design studio within the school. From the very beginning, Mission Lab was considered a critical design aspect …

Setting Intentions: A Powerful Tool To Help Us Learn

Recently, someone asked if I could describe exactly what I do the first time I introduce this routine. How do I frame it? What exactly do I say? …

Learning Resources For Teachers That Won’t Feel Like Work

Sometimes we have to look outside to see inside. I recently shared a series of “teacher images” with a group of educators, confessing that these …

Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

Reflection isn't a single thing, a box to check in some elliptical cycle of learning. It's as much a matter of self-awareness, humility, and …

Every Classroom Is A Team And Every Teacher Is A Coach

<b>Every Classroom Is A Team And Every Teacher Is A Coach</b><p>by <b>Molly Bruzewski</b>, Ed.S.<p><i>This is a 3-part series on strategies for promoting a team approach to</i> …

5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

1. Maintain Your "Other" Life<p>It's OK if teaching is your life as long as you have a life outside of your classroom. I see this a lot in new teachers, …

Who is an Excellent Teacher?

Ingredients of University Teaching<p>The mental transformation that we call learning on the part of the student can be facilitated by a combination of …

Pedagogy

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in Class

Some call today’s students “digital natives.” Others call them the “distracted generation.” Whichever term you prefer, it’s clear they’re both far …

How to Teach an Inductive Learning Lesson

<b>This easy strategy, loaded with higher-order thinking, lets students get their hands on the content without further ado.</b><p>Sure, you’ve heard that we …

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management

<b>By Jennifer Gonzalez</b><p>You know the basics: Establish clear rules and consequences, be consistent, keep students engaged. But even with all that in …

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

The same is true in the classroom. Often teachers try to solve an unstable situation, only to escalate to the point where any intervention might not …

Running Out of Room in Dropbox? Here are 11 Dropbox Alternatives That Offer WAY More Free Cloud Storage

Technology advances faster and faster by the day. Not that long ago American society was introduced to “the cloud” and now we’ve quickly become a …

Gratitude: A Powerful Tool for Your Classroom

My students use a composition book and start every day by writing five gratitudes. If you have computers or iPads, you might have the students start …

3 Ways to Create a Digital Classroom Space

There are tons of possibilities when creating a digital space for your classroom. A lot is dependent on what your ultimate goal is for your new space …

10 Free Camtasia Studio 8 Video Tutorials About Editing

<b>Free Camtasia Studio 8 Video Tutorials About Editing</b><p><b>Camtasia Studio 8</b> is a well known and widely used tool. It gives eLearning professionals the …

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During a recent unit on World War II, Courtney Wilhelm’s U.S. History class conducted a leader’s conference. Students explored broad topics such as …

How Classroom Layout Impacts Student Learning

While the visuals in your presentation and student materials should follow good design principles to enhance student learning, what about the …

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

Hearing this talk created in me a great need to examine the many mistakes I have made in my life. I discovered that my mistakes fall into four …