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Using the Arts to Synthesize Student Understanding

Start With Research<p>If you’re uncomfortable with your partner's academic or arts subject, try studying the content. “Through researching, you can …

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How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

In recent years researchers have begun to build a science of interest, investigating what interest is, how interest develops, what makes things …

Teaching

It just makes sense to teach in ways that match how our brains learn best @tnvora #edchat #teaching #sketchnote https://t.co/QRoLFHoft8

Can you save the arts, in our tech-focused world?

<b>Why arts may be the single most important topic you’ll study in school.</b><p><i>“Art makes us reconsider our place under the sun,” Lawrence Weiner</i><p>In recent …

10 Reasons to Teach Coding by @sylviaduckworth @mraspinall #edtech #edchat https://t.co/FKuowU80ud

11 Tips for Keeping up with Technology by @sylviaduckworth #edtech #edchat https://t.co/TYha2eiPDz

Helpful #growthmindset sketchnote by @sylviaduckworth #edchat #parenting https://t.co/yNS4aXYNLF

I made my classroom look like the real-world—and test scores soared

Think about the jobs in today’s economy — the ones we’re supposed to prepare students for after graduation. Are employees evaluated using bubble-in …

Education

Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration

There are lots of ways to stretch student thinking and get them talking to each other about ideas. One fun way is through riddles that require …

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15 Actionable Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation and Engagement

By: Terri Eichholz. Although it seems paradoxical for teachers to extrinsically motivate students to intrinsically motivate themselves, here are 15 …

Pedagogy

Arts Integration Allows Students to Engage Abstract Concepts in New Ways

In just a few years, art education has gone from the easiest thing to cut in a school budget to an increasingly utilized teaching technique to …

Teaching

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

Harvard education specialist Tony Wagner has been advocating that we reinvent the education system to promote innovation for years. He’s clear that …

Pedagogy

3 Things People Can Do In The Classroom That Robots Can't

How should schools best prepare kids to live and work in the second half of the 21st century?<p>In previous eras, the job of school was simple: Teach them math and reading skills. Have them learn some basic facts about the world.<p>Today the challenge is a lot different. Most people all over the world, …

Education

22 Powerful Closure Activities

Too many university supervisors and administrators criticize the absence of lesson closure, a dubious assessment practice likely caused by the …

Want Your Children to Survive The Future?

Send Them to Art School<p>Can you imagine a world in which most jobs are obsolete?<p>If not, you are most likely in for a rude awakening in the coming …

Our top 5 sites for sourcing great images and photos on your iPad - Book Creator app

Looking for ideas for getting photos into your Book Creator books? We’ve got you covered.<p>Our last blog post was about understanding copyright and …

Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips

<i>This article is adapted from Larry's new book, Self-Driven Learning: Teaching Strategies for Student Motivation.</i><p>Let's start with a question I've been …

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

<b>14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool for assessment design, but using it only for …

Digitally savvy students require new thinking in classroom instruction

Dive Brief:<p>Teachers can use innovative strategies in order to better engage students with blended learning and new tech approaches in the …

Great tools for teaching kids online safety

To celebrate Digital Citizenship Week (Oct 18-24) we’ve put together a great list of games, quizzes, and resources to help teach kids of all ages be …

How Students Make Progress in Learning

USDOEWhen we think and talk about learning, the metaphors we use matter. The language we employ when we describe how learning works can illuminate …

Pedagogy

30 goals to challenge yourself with for next year! via @ShellTerrell and @sylviaduckworth #edchat #teaching https://t.co/rxI9siBf7h

KQED

As laptops and tablets become more commonly used as writing tools, many are ready to leave the skill of handwriting behind. Most students will do …

Project based learning vs Problem based learning ... via @art_schultz #edchat #education https://t.co/ntY8686hQz

Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable …

10 Ways Educators Can Use SEL Measurement and Assessment for Student Success

<i>By Jonathan E. Martin</i><p><i>But what would you do with it?</i><p>In sharing a series of posts over the past several weeks about the rising demand for social …

Education

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

“More is better.” From the number of gigs in a cellular data plan to the horsepower in a pickup truck, this mantra is ubiquitous in American culture. …

4 Timeless Elements Of Strong Student-Teacher Relationships

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20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners

Kathy Perez has decades of experience as a classroom educator, with training in special education and teaching English language learners. She also …

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