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A Troubling Side Effect of Praise

After each round that the child guessed correctly, one-third of them were praised for their ability, being told, “You are so smart” by the …

Pedagogy

Why Discipline Should Be Aligned With A School’s Learning Philosophy

After school one day, a middle school girl got physically aggressive with one of her peers while still on school property. At some schools she would …

The Power of Feedback

Make an easy transition into on-task learning time

In the first of this series on classroom discipline, I addressed how a teacher enables a calm, focused beginning to a lesson with a restless class. …

Know Students Better: A Visual Guide to Formative Assessment Tools

When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and …

Delivering a challenging and engaging curriculum

<i>In the final instalment of our three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews reflects on the lessons learned throughout the process of</i> …

Love this image on innovative learning. Great alignment to #LT8Keys

Practices that support Indigenous students

<i>In his latest</i> Teacher <i>column Andreas Schleicher shared the findings of an OECD study analysing the education outcomes of Indigenous students in</i> …

How Students Critiquing One Another’s Work Raises The Quality Bar

Too often, when students produce school work, they turn it into a teacher for a grade and move on. And after the teacher spends time evaluating the …

126 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning

126 Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we’re enthusiastic supporters of any learning …

Professor Hattie on how to improve learning in the classroom

What's the best, most effective way to take notes?

If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that’s because we tend to lose almost 40% of …

Feedback has the potential to double the speed of learning – but matching the type of feedback you give to where the student is at is key https://t.co/JXxxBxDgp4

Meeting the needs of Indigenous students

An increasingly important issue within the education sphere is the acknowledgement of the role that culture plays in improving educational outcomes …

Forgetting starts as soon as learning happens, but you can make your teaching stickier with these 5 tips. https://t.co/goorYoh47C

13 writing tips, from beloved teacher Anne Lamott

<i>stocksy</i><p>So many of us say we’ll start writing “as soon as” — as soon as we feel like it, as soon as we retire, as soon as we win the lottery. Here are …

Writing

Critique of Learning Transformed: 8 keys to designing tomorrow's schools, today

<b>Tom Murray</b> and <b>Eric Sheninger’s</b> new book <i>Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today</i> published by ASCD on June 6, 2017 is a …

Pedagogy

What every teacher should know about ... memory

In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory<p>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – …

Teaching

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

The research is clear: effective feedback practices can greatly improve student learning and teaching quality. Use these evidence-based, practical …

Turning Teaching Upside Down

Students can learn more when teachers give them space to wrestle with a math problem.

Here's a 21st Century Skill--and How to Teach It!

I've been very skeptical of 21st century skills (e.g., see here nearly ten years ago, and again here). My skepticism grew out what I perceived as a …

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using

Listen to my interview with Pooja Agarwal (transcript):<p>Sponsored by Raymond Geddes and Kids Discover<p><b>We’ve talked about retrieval practice two other</b> …

32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies

<b>32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>You want to teach with what’s been proven to work. That makes sense.<p>In the ‘data era’ …

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Most teachers care about their students’ results. If you are reading this article, you are undoubtedly one of them.<p>There is no doubt that teachers …

Pedagogy

Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips

Public Versus Private Relationship<p>Community organizers try to help people understand the difference between public and private relationships (I was …

Teaching

Compliance is Not the End Goal of Education

Recently, I was listening to a teacher talk about their more “traditional” view of education, and how “compliance” wasn’t a bad thing for students. …

Misinterpreting the Growth Mindset: Why We're Doing Students a Disservice

<b>Today's guest blog is written by John Hattie,</b> <b>Laureate Professor and Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, as well as the</b> …

Types of Student Inquiry

Do you know the types of student inquiry?<p>There are various types of student inquiry. How many of them do you know? Thanks to a post I found on …

5 Strategies to Deepen Student Collaboration

Create Learning Activities That Are Complex<p>Students need a reason to collaborate. If the assignment is too simple, they can more easily do it alone. …