Melissa Bachmann

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Creating an LGBT-inclusive School Climate

Schools are places of learning and also miniature societies. The climate of a school has a direct impact on both how well students learn and how well …

Music amps immunity and cuts stress

<b>MCGILL (CAN) —</b> Before surgery, listening to music is more effective at reducing anxiety than prescription drugs, report researchers.<p>In a large-scale …

10 reasons I love using Edmodo in my iPad classroom…

I can not describe how much easier Edmodo has made my teaching! At the beginning of this academic year, and in my capacity as an eLearning leader, I …

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 …

Education Technology

Teachers: This Is What I Need From You

<b>Teachers: This Is What I Need From You</b><p>As educators, we have a huge responsibility towards each child entrusted to us.<p>It is our duty to try our best …

Neuroscience & the Classroom

Overview<p>Insights drawn from neuroscience not only provide educators with a scientific basis for understanding some of the best practices in teaching, …

The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Lessons for Teachers

On top of that, TED Ed team have just finished compiling a list of the most popular TED Ed lessons. We are sharing them with you below. Check them …

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

Overview<p>Three-quarters of AP and NWP teachers say that the internet and digital search tools have had a “mostly positive” impact on their students’ …

How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms

A survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies have helped them in teaching …

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.<p><i>The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.</i><p>Sergey Ivanov/Flickr<p>Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system …

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

<b>50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>While Apple products are known for their integration in classrooms, …

Build a School in the Cloud

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can …

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 …

Apps

50 Of The Best Education Accounts On Twitter

<b>50 Of The Best Education Accounts On Twitter</b><p>By <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Which are the best education accounts on twitter to follow?<p>Well, that depends on how …

Social Media

The 50 Best Education Twitter Hashtags--With Meeting Times!

<b>50 Important Education Twitter Hashtags–With Meeting Times!</b><p><i>Note: We are updating this list that is now going on two years old. Please suggest any</i> …

Social Media

How to Be Mindful in an ‘Unmanageable’ World

“I believe this is a very special moment in history, a kind of perfect storm. There is a growing recognition — to borrow language from AA — that our world has become unmanageable.” Those words have been reverberating in my head ever since Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, said …

Mindfulness improves reading ability, working memory, and task-focus

If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again -- and breathe, and focus. According to a new study, as little as two …

Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher

<b>Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Surviving as a teacher isn’t easy.<p>Between the sheer work load, diversity of tasks, brutal pace, and …

Information For Educators

The Genographic Project offers myriad opportunities for educational involvement. Schools and universities at all levels and across multiple disciplines use the Genographic Project in their classrooms.<p>Creating DNA sculptures with candy, schoolwide swabbing events, and family interviews are just a …

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, …

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

<b>2. FOSTER INQUIRY BY SCAFFOLDING CURIOSITY.</b><br>Teachers always come up to Laufenberg wanting to learn more about her progressive pedagogy -- and they …

Penn-Finn Learnings 2013: How We Value Our Teachers

1. Common, Consistent and Long-Term Policy<p>The models for teacher preparation and comprehensive education are 40 years old and do not change …

Education

Logo Design: using the psychology of colour

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that colours have meanings and evoke certain emotions. It makes sense, right? Though it seems to be …

47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Need To Know About Yourself

Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans!<p>The order that I'll present these 100 things is going to be pretty random. So the fact that this first one is first doesn't mean that it's the most important ... just that it came to mind first.<p><i>Dr. Susan Weinschenk is the author of</i> …

Flickr

The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk

One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” …

The Brain