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9 Chrome Extensions Research Students Should Know about

Chrome browser has a number of interesting educational extensions to enhance your productivity and facilitate your workflow. Over the last few years …

Education Technology

Free Lesson Plans to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

Common Sense (formerly Graphite) has this wonderful section packed full of pre-made lesson plans that teachers and educators can appropriate to their …

Education Technology

6 Ways of Building Student Confidence Through Your Practice

A confident learner is a happy and productive one, and every teacher wants a class full of them. Building student confidence begins in any space …

Teaching

The Five Biggest Mistakes Teachers Should Never, Ever Make

Everybody makes mistakes; it’s a fact of life. It happens in professional, personal, and social situations of every definition. Making mistakes is …

Pedagogy

The Most Essential Modern Teacher Skills and Why They Matter

Today, modern teacher skills are a broad area of consideration. Teachers know they must adapt to the transforming education landscape. In an age of …

Teaching

The 10 Things You'll Always Find in Ideal Learning Environments

You know when you experience ideal learning environments simply by looking around you. Learning is collaborative and harmonious, and the work is …

Pedagogy

A Focused Practice for Relationship Building

“I don’t hear you talking about skateboard competitions anymore,” I said. “Do you still ride that Cloud Nine, or are you marshaling all that raw, …

Teaching

6 Signs You're Creating Confident Students

<b>Are You Creating Confident Students?</b><p>One approach to great teaching is facilitation: decentering yourself. Standing to the side, out of the students’ …

Pedagogy

19 Reading Response Questions That Work With Most Texts

19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response by Terry Heick Though I’ve been busy with TeachThought for the last four years, my original …

Teaching

Value-Added Schools

No, this is not a post about value-added evaluation practices. I believe that ship has sailed. There is a great deal of research and evidence out …

Pedagogy

Blogging as literacy

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Educator Approved<p>09/06/16<p>2 FILES<p>This mini-assessment is designed to illustrate aspects of standards 6.NS.B.2 and 6.NS.B.3, specifically the …

Education Technology

A Classroom Full of Risk Takers | Edutopia

I asked my other son the same question and got an equally troubling answer. He never had to take a risk because his classes were too easy. That …

Pedagogy

Do You Pose Questions That Invite Metacognition? - Learning Personalized

Bena Kallick is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public …

Pedagogy

10 tech tools that will make you a super teacher!

Just kidding.Because there are no tech tools that will make us super teachers. Pencils didn’t make us super teachers. Textbooks didn’t make us super …

Teaching

The Biggest Barrier to School Improvement

In all my years in education, one of the most confusing concepts is something that is disguised to serve as the great clarifier of learning. When …

Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning | Edutopia

New Research Shows the Power of PBL<p>In an attempt to foster those necessary skills, Allen-Sanchez uses a combination of project-based learning (PBL) …

Pedagogy

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Learning Strategies<p>If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning<p>By Todd Flory     Dec 22, …

Create Interactive Agendas with Google Slides

Time, or more accurately the lack thereof, is the number one “pain point” most teachers experience. They don’t feel they have enough time to get …

Education Technology

4 Must-Have Google Classroom Skills for Teachers

Pinterest<p>4 Common Questions About Google Classroom Assignments<p>Google Classroom is quite a robust platform for teachers and students to communicate, …

New Infographic: 12 Strategies to Manage the Modern Classroom

Innovative educators know they have to update classroom management strategies in the modern classroom. Here are twelve strategies to do just that.

Infographics

The Take Care of Me List

The Specifics<p>Students must fill a page with a list of specific things I could do as their teacher to take care of them as learners. I ask them to …

Teaching

Google Classroom: Create Group Documents - Teacher Tech

One request I am often asked about Google Classroom is how to create documents for small groups. If you create a copy of a document for each student …

Seven Strategies for Improving Student Feedback

We know feedback is important. But what happens when students ignore it? In this article and podcast, we explore how to integrate feedback into every …

Reading for Comprehension Isn’t Enough

<b>Resistance Reading and Counter-Narratives</b><p>Two key critical literacy strategies, resistance reading and writing counter-narratives, assist students …

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning

<b>A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>At TeachThought, we’re huge fans of project-based learning.<p>While there is no …

50 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer Before They Graduate High School

50 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer Before They Graduate High School by Terry Heick For professional development on ideas like …

What Is the Point of a Makerspace?

<b>Listen to my interview with John Spencer (transcript):</b><p>Sponsored by Peergrade and Microsoft Class Notebook<p>This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. …