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The New Teacher’s Survival Guide: 5 Crucial Habits

<i>This is the final piece of a five-part series called The New Teacher’s Survival Guide. Start from the beginning here, with creating a support network.</i><p>…

Do Your Students Know How To Search?

The Connected Student Series:<p>There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the …

Teens Can Be Our Best Innovators

Innovation belongs to the young. Sure, adults can be innovative but we must fight the temptation to doubt, to question our ideas and to believe that we could not possibly have a solution to a gnawing problem. Young people, however, are natural innovators.<p>Today's high school students have only lived …

Infographic: Marzano's 9 Effective Instructional Strategies {12 Days of Literacy} l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog

Effective schools make a big difference in student achievement. Effective leadership makes a positive difference, too. <b>Effective teachers, however,</b> …

The Round-Up!

Even though many of you know that our policy work is focused on California, school districts all across the country are making moves from punitive to …

Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management

If you'd like to deepen your understanding of SEL and how to apply it as an educator or parent, here are resources to get you started. The following …

The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

Having been able to observe this school pre- and post-Morning Meeting, I can tell you that it was transformational. We didn't use a fancy prepared …

You've Got to Reach Before You Teach

Giving Back, Giving Thanks<p>Particularly when students are going to have a long break from school, it's useful to ask them what they are going to do …

Academic Language and School Success - Oxford University Press

<i>Cheryl Boyd Zimmerman is the series director of Inside Reading, Second Edition and Inside Writing. In this article, she describes the characteristics</i> …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

How Passionate Teaching Breeds Innovative Learning

<b>How Passionate Teaching Breeds Innovative Learning</b><p>John Maeda grew up working in his family’s Seattle tofu store in the 1980s. He was a bright and …

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Of course, most of us are not quite so energetic during sleep—but our brains are busy nonetheless. While our bodies are at rest, scientists theorize, …

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

<b>60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, …

How to Truly Evaluate a Teacher

This week of school, like every other week, was pretty normal: I gave out about fifty dollars to various students who didn't have lunch money; I resolved two teenage relationship issues; I comforted three girls who, for some reason, think they are so ugly that no boys will ever like them; I got …

5 Steps to Foster Grit in the Classroom

Model Grit<p>Modeling is a crucial component in teaching skills to students. Many teachers use modeling to teach reading skills, which will be crucial …

A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

<b>A Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>What makes <b>Bloom’s Taxonomy</b> such a power tool is its flexibility in framing …

Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading - Educational Leadership

My school, Montrose High School, is located in a small but rapidly growing rural community in southwestern Colorado. We serve a community that is …

How Teachers Can Best Use Tech - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - blended learning, EdTech, teachers

<i>By: Tom Vander Ark and Fredrick M. Hess</i><p>How Teachers Can Best Use Tech first appeared on AEI.org on January 9, 2014.<p>Technology is creating a …

23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow

<b>23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>The iPad is not magic, and as many educators have found integrating them …

Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool

Minecraft, the popular sandbox game, is beloved by educators for its use as a learning tool. It enables students to explore, create and imagine in a …

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

Where to Start<p>It would be a mistake to think that academic language is a garbage pail category involving any word, depending on the context. <i>Banana</i> …

Are Midterms Really Necessary In A Climate Of Assessment?

<b>Are Midterms Really Necessary In A Climate Of Assessment?</b><p>by <b>Dawn Casey-Rowe</b>, Social Studies Teacher<p>It’s time for midterms. I hate midterms.<p>They take …

7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom

<b>7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>Barbara Blackburn</b>, author of Rigor is not a 4-Letter Word<p>Despite all the research, there are seven myths about …