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I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping …

Teacher Interview Questions that Work

Dr. Todd Whitaker says, “The best thing a principal can do to build parent relations is to ensure every student has a phenomenal teacher.” To do …

3 Great Tools for Creating Bibliographies

Well, folks. Fourth quarter is nearly upon us! We’re on the downhill slide! The homestretch!<p>Does it seem like this school year has flown by?<p>I think …

Extraordinary teacher offers extraordinary look at her job. We need to support rather than undermine her efforts.

<i>An extraordinary teacher writes an extraordinary explanation of her job and her concerns. This is a lengthy piece that every policymaker in the state</i> …

Note Taking With Technology

• adequately <b>support</b> the students’ learning needs?<br>• allow students to <b>save</b> their notes to multiple locations?<br>• let students <b>search</b> for salient points?<br>• permit …

Education Technology

5 things to consider when designing a rubric

For the record, I'm not a big fan of using rubrics in education.<p>It's not that I am against rubrics because I feel they are evil, but rather I'm …

3 TED Talks to Unleash Your Creativity

January 4, 2015<br>Looking for some inspirational ideas to unleash your creativity and kickstart the new year? The TED talks below are definitely a must …

Creativity

The power of believing that you can improve | Carol Dweck

What Technology Will Revolutionize Education?

In this video, Derek Muller (@veritasium and Veritasium on youtube) makes a video about revolutions in education. I think he's right. In the past, we …

Things 21st Century Teachers Should Be Able to Do

November 29, 2014<br>Today as I was wading through my bookmarks I came across this resource which I have saved awhile ago. This is a chart featuring what …

How to Bring Listening Circles to Your Class

Photo credit: Shane Safir<p>Nikki Street explains listening from the heart.<p>Community circles are a simple instructional routine that can transform your …

Teaching

Characteristics of Engaged Learners Vs Disengaged learners (Infographic)

November 26, 2014<br>Getting students engaged in learning is the ultimate goal of every teacher yet it is usually the most daunting and arduous one to …

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

With a recycling bin and some scrap paper.

Faculty members must own the online learning process (essay)

The results are in. <i>Inside Higher Ed</i> recently released its third annual survey of college and university faculty members, focusing on perceptions of …

The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and …

Seven Types of Projects that Foster Powerful Learning

Research projects are an important tool for both instructing students and assessing whether students have developed critical knowledge and skills for …

10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom

<b>10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom</b><p>by <b>Mike Acedo</b><p>Many of us can recall instances in our lives where we found ourselves idly sitting in a classroom, …

Invisible Learning: An Archetype For A New Ecology Of Education

<b>Invisible Learning: An Archetype For A New Ecology Of Education</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>In moving from traditional, tightly-bound direct instruction to …

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education

Students in Chicago walk through gang war zones only to arrive at schools starved of music and arts. Parents in Philadelphia watch their children's …

iPads Hold a Staggering 94% of the Education Market for Tablets

Apple says it had its best quarter ever in education sales, selling more than $1 billion worth of products.<p>A huge chunk of that revenue can be …

Everyday struggle for a decent education is part of the rural reality

Maggie Kate Minogue is one of our local heroes. She represents one example of the reality of education in a small country town and the best reason for a needs-based education funding model.<p>Her 75-year-old grandfather Bernie starts his day at around 4am, carrying stock to various saleyards around …

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

“We have a new problem forthcoming and that is our devices that once were just an entertainment tool are also becoming our educational and work …

Beyond Grades and Trophies, Teaching Kids the Definition of Success

Levine joined host Dave Iverson on KQED's Forum to discuss her book. Here are some tips that surfaced from the conversation.<p><b>1. REMEMBER THE …

Can Everyone Be Smart at Everything?

Why is that such a bad thing? Because telling kids they're smart when they get good grades encourages them to continue focusing on the grade rather …

Can Kids Be Taught Persistence?

Another primary source in the book is David Levin, co-founder of the charter KIPP Academy, who developed a student character report card to cultivate …

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

"I realized that I was sitting there starting to perspire," he says, "because I was really empathizing with this kid. I thought, 'This kid is going …

What is school science for? Who is it for?

What is school science for? It’s one of those philosophical sounding questions which can seem unhelpfully abstract. But it is worth asking because choices we make about school science reflect ideas about what we value in science, its relationship to non-scientists and what sort of future we want to …