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6 Tips For PBL Planning Across Content Areas

6 Tips For Powerfully Integrated Projects  by Mike Kaechele, TeachThought PD PBL Facilitator One of the weaknesses of our modern education system is that content has become so siloed that students rarely see the connections between subjects or connections with their world. Integrated projects can break down these walls when students investigate authentic problems that […]

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Wendell Berry: “Teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner.”

Wendell Berry: “The teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner.” by Terry Heick Wendell Berry’s influence on TeachThought is immeasurable, but I don’t write about him directly much. I did write about meeting him, and created a crude sort of school model inspired by him called ‘The Inside-Out School.’ I’ve also written some about […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 148 Can We Discuss Social Justice Honestly?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 148 Can We Discuss Social Justice Honestly? Drew Perkins talks with James Lindsay about his recent article and work about social justice and activism in the peer review process in academia. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @ConceptualJames Areo: Postmodern Religion and the Faith of Social Justice Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks […]

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15 Of The Best Ways To Share Large Files

15 Of The Best Ways To Share Large Files by TeachThought Staff As a 21st century teacher, you probably need to share stuff and have stuff shared with. “Stuff” like pdfs, various word processing documents, video files, and other digital fare. The traditional way to do this has been through emailing, but limits here–including speed, […]
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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 147 Unpacking PBL Through A Student’s Passion

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 147 Unpacking PBL Through A Student’s Passion Drew Perkins talks with New Zealand student E. Wen Wong about her passion for project-based learning and how it has impacted her thinking, learning, and future. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @psbeaches Instagram: psbeaches Facebook: P.S. Our Beaches How Project Based Learning is the key […]

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The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online

The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online by TeachThought Staff How can you promote digital citizenship in students? We’ve offered that the definition of digital citizenship can be thought of as, roughly, “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” In short, […]

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A Visual Summary: 32 Learning Theories Every Teacher Should Know

A Visual Summary: 32 Learning Theories Every Teacher Should Know by Terry Heick Learning theory–and the research that goes into it–is a topic seen frequently in universities and teaching programs, then less frquently after once teachers begin practicing in the classroom. Why this is true is complicated. (If you’re teaching, you may have more pressing […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 146 Does Education Have A Twitter Problem?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 146 Does Education Have A Twitter Problem? Drew Perkins talks with Dean Shareski about the lack of substance in some education related social media postings, the importance of being able to discuss difficult ideas, and teacherly authority vs. self-directed learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Dean’s Ideas and Thoughts blog […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 145 Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom

The TeachThought Podcast Episode 145 Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom Drew Perkins talks with Telannia Norfar and Chris Fancher about their upcoming book “Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom”. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Prufrock Press: Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom book @thnorfar @cfanch Telannia’s blog: PBL Birdside View – Journey of a […]

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7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us. Let’s take a look at this vague idea of the ‘classroom of the future.’ This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about. So let’s […]

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