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8 Reasons To Attend TeachThought Grow 19

by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Learn more and Register for Grow 19 – Early Bird Pricing Ends April. 2nd! This summer, TeachThought is excited to once again host our third annual open-registration conference event, Grow 19! We started this event two years ago to meet the increasing demand from individuals and groups around the […]

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Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know

Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know by Terry Heick Ed note: This has been updated from a 2014 post by the author The above image comes from a presentation from Jesse Stommel , an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Madison. And it makes an interesting point. ‘Not knowing’ is an awkward but precise label for the […]

Teaching Social Justice: 25 Books To Encourage Students To Change The World

Teaching Social Justice: 25 Books To Encourage Students To Change The World by TeachThought Staff What are the kinds of ideas that convince people that they can change the world? What about students–what kinds of inspiration or knowledge or confidence or vision do they need to believe they can affect real change in their community? […]

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The 20-20-20 Rule: Why Students Need To Take Screen Breaks

The 20-20-20 Rule: Why Students Need To Take Screen Breaks contributed by Jenna Smith Many students turn to online charter schools because of the flexibility those programs offer. In online schooling, they can schedule class time around what works for them, integrating their passions or responsibilities into their day. On the outside, it might seem […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 160 Navigating The Landscape Of Labels In Social Justice And Equity

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 160 Navigating The Landscape Of Labels In Social Justice And Equity Drew Perkins talks with Irshad Manjji about her new book and how we might better navigate the landscape of labels in the context of social justice and equity. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: irshadmanji.com @IrshadManji, Facebook, Instagram Book […]

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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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