Jeff Luther

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Meet the people fixing your world

Imani Jacqueline Brown<p>This artist wants to take oil out of the picture<p>Read Profile<p>Etosha Cave<p>She's got the tech to recycle your emissions<p>Read …

To Fight Pollution, He's Reinventing The Mongolian Tent

It takes the taxi driver three tries to find the neighborhood and at least another three wrong turns on narrow unpaved roads before he locates the company's front gate. Each time he gets turned around the driver reaches for a cell phone. On the other end of the line Odgerel Gamsukh directs the …

Literature Circles 2.0: Technology-infused book clubs in the digital age

<b>This article was originally published in</b><p><b>literacyworldwide.org | January/February 2018 | LITERACY TODAY</b><p>When used to create content and connect …

There's little to do in a refugee camp. So these teens picked up an unexpected hobby.

The young boy cradles his head, emitting a low moan as blood drips through his fingers and soaks the soil beneath him.<p>His friend uneasily makes his …

Easing the Shift From Elementary to Middle School

Another significant change? Students go from a single teacher to learning the expectations of multiple teachers for the first time. They’re hustling …

Teaching

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

Barbara Oakley’s professional biography does not suggest that she was once a struggling math and science student: She is an engineering professor, …

yamaha’s revamped compact saxophone wins 2017 japan GOOD DESIGN grand award

<b>yamaha, one of the largest producers of musical instruments</b> <b>in the world, has recently won japan’s 2017 GOOD DESIGN grand award with its latest</b> …

Why Executive Function Is A Vital Stepping-Stone For Kids’ Ability to Learn

Neuroscientists and educational psychologists are constantly learning more about how children learn and the various influences beyond IQ that affect …

Trump wanted border wall designs. He kind of got the exact opposite.

President Trump wants to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border. It's not actually <i>him</i> that's going to design and build it, though. As per usual …

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2017

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast (sponsored by Kiddom):</b><p>It’s that time again!!<p>To celebrate the launch of my brand-new, fully redesigned <b>Teacher’s Guide</b> …

Students Share The Downside Of Being Labeled ‘Gifted’

Many educators work hard to make students feel that the classroom is a place of learning, and that means making mistakes, rethinking strategies, and …

Resources, Credentials, & Community for Teachers

How it Works<p>Learn<p>Find collections of high-quality learning resources, curated and vetted by experienced educators.<p>Collaborate<p>Connect with other …

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students

Listen to this post as a podcast:<p><b>When I ask teachers what their biggest struggles are,</b> one issue comes up on a regular basis: student motivation. You …

Teaching

Seven Tips for Student-Driven Discussions of Novels

My favorite part of a whole novel study is the week we hold student-driven discussions of the book. Students have completed reading the whole novel …

Teaching

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Putting the FORM in Formative Assessment

• What is essential for students to know or be able to do after this lesson?<br>• How can I assess that?<br>• How will this information change that lesson or …

You Are Special! Now Stop Being Different

Let me tell you about my relationship with the school desk. From my first day at Penny Camp Elementary School in 1982, it was fraught.<p>This is how it went down: Five seconds into class, the foot starts bouncing; 10 seconds in, both feet; 15 seconds, I bust out the drums! After a few minutes, it’s …

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Parenting

Research links disruption of body clock to number of chronic conditions<p>Struggling to concentrate, having too much energy and being unable to control behaviour – the main manifestations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – have been linked to disruptions in sleep, researchers will …

Sleep

25 Of The Best Poetry Books For Teens

<b>25 Of The Best Poetry Books For Teens</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>It can be difficult to get the majority of teenagers to show a natural interest in or …

Literature

How to Plan Outstanding Tech Training for Your Teachers

Listen to this post as a podcast:<p><b>I recently got an email from a guy who had just been hired as a tech specialist for a school district.</b> His job would …

Promoting Civic Engagement through Inquiry-Based Personal Narrative

<i>This post is by member Brittany Collins.</i><p>“Who are you?” was the most perplexing question anyone had asked me at the age of seventeen. <i>A volunteer, a</i> …

Education

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

How to Design a School That Prioritizes Kindness and Caring

Countless schools across the nation strive to make character a feature of education. Whether through classes on social-emotional learning, …

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

50 Alternatives To Lecturing by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’S online masters in education programs. SEU simply asked us …

Pedagogy

My New Year Challenge: The Kind Classroom

Cheryl Mizerny resolves to spend this school year cultivating a culture of kindness among her middle level students as she joins with them to create …

Best Education Podcasts 2017

These are some of the best podcasts we’ve come across in surveying the field.<p>The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast<p>Former middle school language arts teacher …

8 Things I Know for Sure About (Most) Middle School Kids

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by mysimpleshow and Screencast-O-Matic<p><b>I never planned to teach middle school.</b><p>When I got my teaching …