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28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area

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Critical Thinking

4 ways teachers can supersize Hattie effects

In 2015, researcher John Hattie updated his seminal research Visible Learning. Hailed as “teaching’s Holy Grail,”1 Hattie synthesized 15 years of …

Pedagogy

Finland is famous for its education system. What makes it different?

For as small and homogeneous as Finland may be, its repeated success in national education rankings means there are at least a few lessons the US can …

Education

The 25 Book Challenge

33% of my 118 7th graders told me they had not read a single book last summer. That books were just not their thing or they were simply too busy. …

Publishing

Google Document URL Tricks

Flexible Seating in Middle School

I was already experimenting with flexible seating in my eighth-grade English classroom when I saw a video about combating writer’s block by working …

Teaching

A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet For Authentic Learning

<b>A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Like most buzzwords in education, “authenticity” isn’t a new idea.<p>For decades, teachers have …

Pedagogy

Google Forms: Reuse Your Bell Ringer - Teacher Tech

Reuse the Same Google Form Daily<p>Making new stuff every day = Tiring. Instead, just reuse the same Google Form every day and take advantage of sorting …

Add-on: Email Parents - Teacher Tech

As a high school teacher with 150+ students, it can be challenging to give personal attention to each student. I remember one time a parent calling …

Google Docs

Real-World Applications of Classroom Learning

Instead of promising students that today’s lessons will be important in their lives someday, why not help them apply what they’re learning to tackle …

Education

The 2017 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

You don’t have to look hard to find an education blogger. The internet is full of experts ready to share their knowledge.<p>But who are the trendsetters …

K-12

8 Tips to Foster a Sense of Belonging | Rethinking Learning

For all learners to grow and flourish, we need to create environments where every child is recognized and validated as a learner with unique talents, …

Learning

How A Good Teacher Becomes Great

<b>How A Good Teacher Becomes Great</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Good teachers are amazing–and rare.<p>The ignorance of the <i>Those who can’t, teach</i> mantra is …

Teaching

Ring Their Bells: A New Way to Deliver Bell Work

This is the most frequent challenge that I hear from educators in all grade levels (including higher education): "How do I create and sustain …

Teaching

16 Excellent Apps to Use on with Google Classroom

August 14, 2017<br>We have already published a wide variety of materials, tips and guides on how to make the best of Google Classroom in teaching and …

M-learning

Creating a Writers' Workshop in a Secondary Classroom

In the middle of the school year, I always regret my choice of becoming an AP and Honors English teacher. Not because I hate to teach, but because …

Teaching

Digital Assignments - Include a Parent Corner - Teacher Tech

Include Reflection Questions for Parents<p>Typically when I create an assignment I create it for my students. My students know how the class is run and …

Parenting

Finding an Authentic Goal for Your PBL Classroom

When we talk about project-based learning (PBL), we focus our curriculum on finding real-world ways for students to learn problem-solving and …

Teaching

Making the Most of a 90-Minute Block

<b>Listen to this Post as a Podcast</b><br>(sponsored by Raymond Geddes and Kids Discover Online)<p><b>This is an excerpt</b> from a letter written to a Charlotte, North …

Teaching

Interesting statements for Ss self-reflection in classes. Are we providing children with opportunities to give us this feedback? https://t.co/Y3ZXBoQ5kT

A Trait Strong Readers Share

Students in classrooms across the United States spend an estimated 85 percent of their school day on assignments that require reading texts. A key …

Teaching

Some Handy Google Sheets Tips for Teachers

August , 2017<br>After Google Docs poster, here is the one we promised to prepare for Google Sheets. Our purpose behind these visuals is to highlight …

M-learning

Ten Things You Can Do With Google Forms

Google Forms and Google Sheets is the part of G Suite for Education that I get most excited about teaching to others. That is largely because once a …

8 Things to Look For in a Student-Centered Learning Environment

From years of teaching in the classroom and countless school visits and interactions with excellent educators worldwide, I’ve created a list of …

Pedagogy

7 Tips for Limiting Problem Behaviors in Your Classroom

Several weeks ago, I shared a post discussing how effective teachers develop classroom leadership skills instead of viewing themselves as classroom …

6 Questions To Ask Your Students On Day One

It’s that time again – time to think about that very first day of school and how you greet your class on day one. How will you begin to create an …

Teaching

The 5 Prerequisites to Rigor

Everybody wants more rigor. States want more rigorous assessments. Colleges want students who took the most rigorous coursework in high school. …

Student-Centered Learning: It Starts With the Teacher

Have you ever attended a conference session and seen groups of teachers leave in the middle? It's painful to watch, yet completely understandable. …

Education