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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 …

Pedagogy

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 …

Teaching

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 …

Education Technology

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 …

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 …

Teaching

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 …

Infographics

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 …

Pedagogy

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” …

Teaching

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 …

Education Technology

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 …

Freelancing

New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning

Resources by Topic:<p>Curriculum-Planning Tips and Strategies<p>Countdown to Your First Year: Making Planning Manageable: Need help figuring out where to …

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 …

Teaching Professor Tips App

Get a daily teaching tip delivered to your smart phone or tablet with the new Teaching Professor Tips app. Brief and to the point, each tip provides …

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 …

Pedagogy

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 …

Pedagogy

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> …

Education Technology

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, …

Note-Taking

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 …

Seven myths of university teaching

Source: Miles Cole<p>Teaching is creative, intellectually challenging and rewarding, but it is also elusive and complex. This makes it rich territory …

Pedagogy

Survey: Adaptive Learning Tools Most Effective Ed Tech

Research<p>Four out of five, 81 percent, of higher ed students used mobile devices in 2014, up 40 percent over 2013, according to a new survey from …

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

<b>Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>The concept of disruption is an apt one in our fluid, digital, and almost …

Education Technology