Shannon Peterson

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What Great Teachers Know About Their Students

<b>Creating Student-Centered Learning Profiles: What Great Teachers Know About Their Students</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>For Professional Development or</i> …

Pedagogy

What’s the Difference Between Personalization and Differentiation?

In many ways, it’s been quite a radical change going from the public school environment to a personalized, private-school environment. Never before …

Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say?

Howard Gardner's Eight Intelligences<p>The theory of multiple intelligences challenges the idea of a single IQ, where human beings have one central …

What Differentiated Instruction Is--And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiated Instruction

<b>What Differentiation Is–And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiation</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>For teacher’s and administrators, a useful definition of …

Why differentiated instruction fails gifted children

<b>Why is differentiated instruction so controversial?</b><p>In a recent commentary, Jim Delisle highlighted the problems inherent in differentiated …

How Teachers Can Support English Language Learning

As our schools continue to become more diverse, using research-based, flexible and culturally responsive teaching strategies in the classroom can …

Writing "Just Right" Research Questions: Strategies for ELLs

In my first post in this series about the Common Core and writing, I looked at some general considerations for English language learners (ELLs), …

Teaching ELL: Reading and Writing Strategies

For unit studies, gather a variety of books on the same subject, making sure that the books reflect the range of reading levels in your class.<p>Teach …

14 Ways to Help Kids Learn Vocabulary in a New Language

What happens when your child comes home with homework in a foreign language of which you’re not fluent? What if they’ve got a list of vocabulary …

Language Learning

10 ESL Teaching Strategies That Successfully Motivated My Students To Reach The Next Level

<b>We ESL teachers stick with our students through thick and thin.</b><p>For better or for worse.<p>Alright, maybe we’re not married to our students, but we’re …

Tips for Teaching ELLs to Write

Writing is the most difficult language skill for ELLs to master. Here are some of the challenges these students face in a writing class.<p>English …

Classroom ideas, School and Teaching ideas

Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction

When you choose, choose high frequency words. These are words students can often use in all subject areas, and words your students are more apt to …

Cutting to the Common Core: Decoding Complex Text

<i>Rebecca Blum-Martínez</i> offers a strategy to help English learners cope with the more complex language requirements of the Common Core<p>The adoption of …

5 Free Digital Resources For #ELL #ESL #TESOL Students & Those Learning a Foreign Language

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Hear more from Lisa Nielsen and dozens of other edtech experts at Tech & Learning Live @ NY on October 23.</i><p>I took four years of Spanish during …

5 Things You Might Not Know About English Language Learners

Interesting Facts and Classroom Strategies for ELLs<p>It’s no secret that the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States is …

This Is Your Brain and Body on Yoga and Meditation: 4 Powerful Scientific Findings

The many benefits of yoga, a 5,000-year-old discipline, are finally getting support from modern science.<p>If you've ever taken a vinyasa class or spent time meditating, you may be familiar with the even-keeled buzz often referred to in the yoga world as "yoga bliss" or "yoga high." As it turns out, …

Boston University

In this classroom, the kids can’t sit still - Integrated Learning Strategies

Oct 27, 2015 9946 views 5 Comments<p>Wonderful article in the Washington Post about how one school is using play-based learning activities to “have …

How To Boost Brain Function With Exercise

For years, study after study has shown that a good sweat improves brain function. But what’s the optimum dose? Only recently are scientists figuring out the proper prescription and timing necessary to achieve the biggest boost. Following new research out of Stanford University and the Mayo Clinic, …

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The 6 Secrets to Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Because sleep deprivation, beer, and stress aren't doing you any favors.<p>Science just gave us another reason to take physical exercise seriously. Great.<p>A new study published in <i>The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society</i> found that weight training twice a week could help to preserve your most …

8 Quick Ways To Improve Your Attention Span

We spend half of our waking hours with wandering minds. Here are eight easy things you can do to regain your focus.<p>If your mind tends to wander, you’re not alone. Turns out, human brains are in the moment for just over half of our waking hours–a sad 53%–according to a study from Harvard University. …

4 Graphic Organizers to Compare and Contrast

<b>Compare and contrast</b> as a pre-writing activity with one of 4 <b>free graphic organizers</b>. Choose from the typical <b>Venn diagram</b>, bullet points or creating a …

Top 10 Blog Posts of October 2015

<i>What's Hot with Teachers?</i>Teachers want to help students improve. But many teachers struggle this time of year. We want to stay positive, but …

Teaching

Infographic: Bloom’s Taxonomy In Spanish!

A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags

This infographic puts Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge frameworks in context with one another. These frameworks can be helpful when …

Education Technology

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2015 – So Far

I continue my mid-year “The Best…” lists…<p>The title of this “The Best…” list is pretty self-explanatory. What you’ll find here are blog posts and …