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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development

<b>How To Help Teachers Create Their Own Professional Development</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Traditional teacher professional development depends on external training …

Teaching

Sleep Under the Stars at This Stunning South African Resort

As many of us bide our time with ice, snow, and unpleasant temperatures, it's fun to daydream about exotic vacation resorts. The Lion Sands Game Reserve, located at the Sabie Sand Reserve in South Africa is the perfect escape. Here, you observe amazing wildlife like lions, hippos, and giraffes as …

South Africa

15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning is a 21st century approach to learning that acts both as a curriculum and instruction tool, as well as a new way for students …

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do

<b>36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do? That’s an …

School Leaders: Guiding Teachers into the Digital Age

I thought about this standard while reading a recent evaluation of an on-demand computer-based professional learning application. That evaluation …

How To Create An App Library

Apps and books are <b>more similar than they might seem.</b><p>They each diffuse content, provide access to expertise, and allow the cataloging and …

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most …

25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement

Over the years, I’ve noticed how one question can change the dynamics of any situation. Everything might be moving along quite nicely at the dinner …

Teaching

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, …