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To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Self-improvement

Mastering the Teaching Game

There are several paraphrased points that I hope will resonate with other educators as affirmations, challenges, or both. These eight ideas …

20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day contributed by Saga Briggs This post has been updated from a previous version The ultimate goal …

Knowing something really well doesn’t mean you can teach it well

Over the holidays, I taught my niece how to throw a frisbee with a forehand. It took five minutes, and she totally picked it up. It was awesome. And …

Teaching

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

<b>249 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are …

Where's The Innovation In Education Coming From?

<b>Where’s The Innovation In Education Coming From?</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Innovation matters because it reflects and causes adaptations to a changing world.<p>But …

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

<b>A Collection Of The Best Resources For Teaching With The iPad</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is …

The Difference Between Pedagogy, Andragogy, And Heutagogy

<b>The Difference Between Pedagogy, Andragogy, And Heutagogy</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Jackie Gerstein’s passionate thinking about learning is some of my favorite to …

Pedagogy

What It Means To Be A Reflective Teacher

<b>What It Means To Be A Reflective Teacher</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Reflection is a fundamental tenet of learning; it is also, therefore, a fundamental part of …

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be.

Curation is a term that is rapidly growing in popularity and is directly impacting the world of workplace learning and performance. In a world where …

What Is Your Educational Philosophy?

1. Students need to learn.<p>Students want and need to learn as much as they need food, clothing, and shelter. An educator's primary job is to fill that …

10 lessons on school #leadership

<i>~ Pride is extremely important and is something we all need, but if you are not careful, pride will work against you and ultimately blind you from</i> …

Schadenfreude

Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You’ll Know You’re Doing It Right

<b>Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You’ll Know You’re Doing It Right</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Notice that we didn’t use the more vague “good teacher” …

Pedagogy

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to …

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Proven Effects of Positive Motivation<p>Thankfully, this information has led to the development of brain-compatible strategies to help students …

See Inside The Human Heart Like Never Before

Most of us envision the human heart as some 2-D illustration from a middle school science textbook, or maybe a crude animation from a Discovery Channel special.<p>This new heart simulation, created by researchers at University of Tokyo, is so accurate that it will at times make you queasy. It takes …

New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning

Curriculum-Planning Tips and Strategies<p>Countdown to Your First Year: Making Planning Manageable: Need help figuring out where to start when planning …

Teaching

8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papers

<b>8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papers</b>by <b>Dorothy Mikuska</b> There are plenty of reasons why the research paper is not assigned. They …

Teaching

Extend learning by NOT using grades

<i>When a grade is given, the learning stops.</i><p><i>When specific feedback is provided and extending questions are asked, the learning goes deeper.</i><p>We've all …

Pedagogy

Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment

It’s not a stretch to say that assessment is a hot button issue in education; however, you’d be hard pressed to find an educator who doesn’t see the …

How The Memory Works In Learning

<b>How The Memory Works In Learning</b>By <b>Dr. Judy Willis</b>, M.D., M.Ed.Teachers are the caretakers of the development of students’ highest brain during the …

7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

<b>7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from</i> …

Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text

<b>Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text</b>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Authentic Education<b>Selecting Text For Comprehension</b>In the previous literacy posts …

Teaching

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy. This …

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

If you're anything like me, you learned how to use programs like Photoshop and Gimp out of necessity to do minor changes to photos. You might have …

Infographics

10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaking For The 21st Century

Sketch notes–or graphic notes, or whatever other term you like–are one of the single most important developments in note-taking history. Hold on, …

Why MOOCs Are Great for Teacher Development

For a while there, the word “MOOC” seemed to be on everyone’s tongue. For many educators who had reached their saturation points, MOOCs were the …