Kathleen Devries

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Thinking Outside The Box: Critical Thinking Exercises

Critical thinking is one of the most important skills for students. They will use it in every content area during their high school years and rely on …

Critical Thinking

All Successful People Do This One Thing (and You Should Too)

In a world where everything is traveling at a rapid pace, anything that promises to enhance our productivity is welcomed with open arms. But while …

Ditching the Desk

1. Comfortability<p>By getting rid of the teacher desk, there was more space in the room for the student desks to spread out. I have 32 students in a …

This Poet Taught Creative Writing To Prisoners And Learned An Incredible Lesson

His revelations are eye-opening.<p>Clint Smith has spent the last year teaching six incarcerated men in Massachusetts.<p>Every Saturday for the past school year, Smith, a Louisiana native and doctoral student at Harvard, taught creative writing to prisoners in Massachusetts at a specialized facility for …

Creative Writing

6 Must-Have Apps for Teachers' Back-to-School Toolkit

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of apps to help teachers make their classrooms interactive, creative and productive in …

Apps

25 Insanely Clever Schoolteacher Hacks

Brilliant tips and tricks to help teachers of any grade save time, money, and patience.

14 Smart Apps To Improve Your Work/Life Balance

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

Over 14 Million Public Domain Images to Use with Students in Class

July 24, 2015<br>After posting about the voluminous amounts of historical footages uploaded and provided for free on YouTube, we are sharing with you …

The 6 Most Popular Google Docs Templates for Teachers

July 23, 2015<br>In today’s post we are sharing with you a set of handy document templates created and provided for free download by the folks in Google …

10 Magazines Every Writer Should Read — The Content Strategist

<i>This article originally appeared on our sister site, The Freelancer.</i><p>In Stephen King’s book <i>On Writing</i>, among his many memorable tips, he writes, “If …

23 Writing Websites to Improve Your Writing

1) Storyfix The absolute authority on story structure, written by author Larry Brooks (<i>Note: I</i> <i>highly</i> <i>recommend</i> <i>Larry’s ebooks on writing</i><i>. Read my</i> …

Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick

Shelley Paul and Jill Gough had heard that doodling while taking notes could help improve memory and concept retention, but as instructional coaches …

Teaching

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time Management

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

Idealism

8 Ways To Disconnect From Technology And Get More Done!

I believe multi-tasking is over-rated! Recently, I saw a study that said the average smartphone user checks their device about six times an hour. Small wonder so many people these days are feeling distracted and overwhelmed! Making matters worse is that we are the ones constantly interrupting …

13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan

The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more.<p>Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to <b>integrate technology</b> …

Extend learning by NOT using grades

<i>When a grade is given, the learning stops.</i><i></i><i><br>When specific feedback is provided and extending questions are asked, the learning goes deeper.</i><br>We've all …

Comment on 5 principles of extraordinary math teaching by Jeshanah Zolkowski

A great math/art combination is found in knot theory, which is really fun for students of all ages. I highly recommend The Knot Book by Colin Adams …

Teaching

5 Great Apps Students Can Use to Demonstrate Their Learning

May 24, 2015<br>Below are some of the best iPad apps students can use to demonstrate their learning across different subjects. Apple has recently …

Students cheat for good grades. Why not make the classroom about learning and not testing?

We have been hearing stories about academic cheating: from students caught cheating on homework assignments as well as college entrance exams, to teachers being caught in cheating scandals, such as the ones in Atlanta, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio.<p>Today, between 75% and 98% of college students …

Teaching

7 Ways to Hack Your Classroom to Include Student Choice

For a long time, when educators discussed differentiating instruction and meeting students’ individual needs, they did so through the framework of …

The Art of Mastery: 9 Skills Master Teachers Possess

I had a conversation this week with an educator that I would define as a master teacher. “What,” she asked, “defines mastery in teachers?” Is it …

How to Unlock All Five Senses in Your Writing

As writers we are especially aware of the five senses. We use the five senses to transport our reader into the scene we are describing. However, I …

Creative Writing

Preventing Youth Suicide Through Lessons Of Hope

<b>Preventing Youth Suicide Through Lessons Of Hope</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><b>CHICAGO, IL</b> — Schools for Hope is a new, free educational curriculum that was …

Mental Health

How America's Education Model Kills Creativity and Entrepreneurship

The current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, …

Entrepreneurship

Kids Hate Reading? Then Introduce Them to Read-Dating

“I hate reading.” No three words frustrate me more than these. What enrages me about this phrase is that it is a lie. Students love reading. They …