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The Challenge Of Scale In Learning

The Challenge Of Scale In Learning by Terry Heick I Scale is the breadth of context for the application of a thing and like purpose, audience, and context, scale is a factor in application. Scale is also a characteristic of context and can be judged by the ambition of its purpose and its subsequent precision. […]
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7 Skills Students Will Always Need

7 Skills Students Will Always Need by Jennifer Rita Nichols Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post. As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible […]
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4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do contributed by Lauren Ayer, M.Ed. Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks while teachers lectured endlessly, expecting children to soak up the information being thrown at them. In today’s educational environment, students are expected to collaborate, think critically, and work together […]

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5 Tips For Teaching With Art In Any Subject Area

5 Tips For Teaching With Art In Any Subject Area contributed by Nicola Giardina, TeachThought PD Facilitator Art inquiry is a powerful way to engage students with diverse learning needs, improve critical thinking and social-emotional skills and make learning relevant to students’ lives. Yet many teachers shy away from teaching with art, which causes their […]

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Poem From 10-Year-Old Dyslexic Student Emphasizes Power Of Perspective

Poem By 10-Year-Old With Dyslexia Emphasizes Power Of Perspective by TeachThought Staff I was reading it backwards like “life in it make can I” and was like…. this doesn’t make any sense and then I realised. Why is this child more intelligent than me — Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) February 27, 2019 Dyslexia I am stupid. […]

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Should Teachers Give Their Phone Number To Parents?

Should Teachers Give Their Phone Number To Parents? by Terry Heick Should teachers give their phone number to parents? I’m not sure there’s a universal answer here but may be worth teachers sharing their experience. I came across the conversation after seeing the following conversation reddit. You can read more about Google Voice here. I […]

An App To Help Students Practice Social Skills

Overview A basic app to help students 4+ to practice what is ‘appropriate’ or not in certain social situations Platforms: iOS:iPhone   iOS: iPad  Android Cost: Free with in-app purchases Developer Description The “Say It… Or Not?” app helps children with autism understand and practice what to say… and what not to say… in real-life […]

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It’s Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom

It’s Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom by Terry Heick Among the biggest changes of modern academic standards is the shift in the burden of general literacy. Rather than only “writing teachers,” teaching reading and writing, now all teachers across all content areas are being asked to do so (something we’ve talked […]

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 159 The Science Of Deeper Learning And Why We’re Not Doing More Of It

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 159 The Science Of Deeper Learning And Why We’re Not Doing More Of It Drew Perkins talks with neuroscientist and author Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath about his new book and work the science of learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @JCHorvath johnbiggs.com.au – SOLO taxonomy Book: Stop Talking, Start […]

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy Independent Reading  contributed by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D. In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the demands of increased rigor. However, in a balanced literacy program, they […]

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