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50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Teacher

50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As Teacher by TeachThought Staff Growing as a teacher is all about challenging yourself–moving out of our comfort zone, trying something new. Here are 50 ideas to consider. Learn a second language fluently (preferably one that is increasingly spoken in your geographical area). Create a closed social media community for your […]

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What An Episode Of King Of The Hill Taught Me About Good Teaching

What An Episode Of King Of The Hill Taught Me About Good Teaching by Matthew Byars There’s an episode of the animated TV show King of the Hill in which Hank, the curmudgeonly, old-fashioned father of the family, becomes an emergency substitute shop teacher at his son Bobby’s middle school. Rather than following the standard […]

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10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area by TeachThought Staff With the Common Core adoption in the United States, teaching vocabulary is no longer strictly the domain of the English-Language Arts classroom. While Robert Marzano has been promoting the instruction of academic vocabulary for years–and many school literacy plans have included […]

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27 Ways To Enhance Retention In Your Students

27 Ways To Enhance Retention In Your Students by TeachThought Staff How you can help students retain what they learn? What sort of teaching strategies, curriculum mapping techniques, or other changes can you use to help them remember and apply information? Most broadly, this is a matter of understanding and transfer. The more complete a student’s understanding, […]

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15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities contributed by Brian Neese, Alvernia University According to the National Education Association (NEA), the number of U.S. students enrolled in special education programs has risen 30 percent over the past 10 years. Additionally, the NEA reports that nearly every general education classroom in the country includes […]

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From Tech To Pedagogy: 8 Tips For History Teachers

  From Tech To Pedagogy: 8 Simple Tips For History Teachers contributed by Manuel Muroni As a teacher, one of the most difficult subjects to teach can be history. With only a few exceptions, the young, active minds of students tend to shy away from textbook recitation and dusty lists of boring dates. Standard procedure […]
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How To Add And Delete Questions To A Google Form

How To Add And Delete Questions To A Google Form by TeachThought Staff How do add and/or delete questions on a Google Form? It’s really quite simple. If you’re using a template, you can skip to Section 1.3 to edit your form. You can always come back here if you want to add or edit existing questions. […]
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10 Simple Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning

10 Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning contributed by Andrea Leyden Learning is about reaching your full potential and can help you achieve self-actualization, the highest need identified by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. However, traditional education generally has a beginning and an end which culminates in taking tests. Lifelong learning preserves an individual’s desire to […]

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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff The Stanford University Center for Professional Development recently developed a course of effective classroom in the classroom, and asked us to let you know about it. This online course consists of three online sessions, three weeks in a row. Each session includes expert video screencasts, classroom video […]

What Is Swarm Problem Solving?

What Is Swarm Problem Solving? contributed by Dr. Jamie Schwandt, (Ed.D.) “It would be unlikely that it would be a fish that discovered water, or a bird air.” – Chinese Proverb A common metaphor used by Arthur Conan Doyle in his Sherlock Holmes stories is that of links, chains, and threads. Alan Macfarlane writes in On Creative […]
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