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NSW educators average $1900 in out-of

Conducted by the NSW Teachers Federation, the survey that included more than 1200 primary, secondary, K-12 and special education teachers revealed …

Boyd seeks treatment for depression

Knights fullback Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic in order to seek treatment for depression.<p>There is no timeframe on when the …

Wrong Answer

In an era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice.<p>One afternoon in the spring of 2006, Damany Lewis, a math teacher at Parks Middle School, in Atlanta, unlocked the room where standardized tests were kept. It was the week before his students took the Criterion-Referenced …

Teenagers more anxious and depressed

Dr Bor, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University of Queensland and Mater Research at Mater Hospital, said he had been driven to …

10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried

A few days back, we looked at five great ways to incorporate word cloud generators into your classroom. There are obviously many more uses out there …

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 …

What It Means To Think Critically

<b>What Does ‘Critical Thinking’ Mean?</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>This post has been updated from a 2014 post</i><p>What does ‘critical thinking’ mean?<p>Well, that depends on …

Critical Thinking

Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics

<b>Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>As academic standards shift, technology evolves, and student habits change, …

Pedagogy

50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think

contributed by <b>Lisa Chesser</b><p>Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked …

15 Education Phrases We Need To Stop Using

<b>Education Phrases & Language That Need To Die</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Being in education long enough, you’ll begin to hear certain words and phrases that bother …

When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading

Although many content area teachers use a variety of texts in their classrooms, such as newspapers, articles, digital texts, and primary sources, …

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.<p>Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I …

Flip This: Bloom's Taxonomy Should Start with Creating

Conceived in 1956 by a group of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom, the taxonomy classifies skills from least to most complex. The presentation of …

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

This approach — a product of the Industrial Age, which relied on compliant factory workers and mass consumption — promotes weakness rather than …

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

“My individual mechanism didn’t work on exhibition day, when the whole school was watching,” said Maya Ervin, a sophomore at High Tech High during …