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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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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 152 Reading Lessons Learned From A Child Left Behind

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 152 Reading Lessons Learned From A Child Left Behind Drew Perkins talks with author and reading specialist Lois Letchford about her story and ongoing work teaching of reading based on lessons learned from helping her son overcome massive reading issues. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: loisletchford.com Reversed: A Memoir @LetchfordLois […]

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You Can Now Drag And Drop To Organize Your Google Classwork Page

You Can Now Drag And Drop To Organize Your Google Classwork Page by TeachThought Staff As of early 2019, you can now drag and drop topics and individual Classwork items to make organizing your Classwork page much simpler–and visual, too. The main benefit is, of course, ease of organization. As the animation above shows, you can […]

Learning Theories: Adaptive Control Of Thought

Learning Theories: Adaptive Control Of Thought by Terry Heick With any knowledge comes underlying assumptions. In the case of cognitive architectures and other theories and models that seek to distill and unify, one assumption is that knowledge is reducible but only to a point, and once we reach that point, what we’re left with is […]
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Envisioning The Future Of Technology In Education

Envisioning The Future Of Technology In Education by TeachThought Staff Ed note: We recently got in touch with Michell again and hope to have some updated thinking around this idea in the very near future. With that in mind, we decided to republish this post because its simultaneous deep thinking and easy skimmability. Predicting the […]

Here’s A Free Tool Kit From Harvard To Incorporate Good Work Into Your Curriculum

Here’s A Free Tool Kit From Harvard’s Project Zero To Incorporate Good Work Into Your Curriculum by Terry Heick Good work is central to TeachThought’s approach to teaching and learning. It’s part of the ethos of our Inside-Out School model and central to critical literacy. It’s also a recurring theme in Wendell Berry’s work (a Kentucky author who […]

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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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