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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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How A Simple Checklist Can Improve Learning

How A Simple Checklist Can Improve Learning by TeachThought Staff From reminding us of what to pack for a trip to helping doctors perform surgery, checklists are crucial for projects that require sequential steps or a series of tasks. As Atul Gawande points out in his book ‘Checklist Manifesto‘ (affiliate link), checklists break down complex […]

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Want To Help Us Beta Test TeachThought Groups?

Want To Help Us Beta Test TeachThought Groups? by Terry Heick Want to help us beta test TeachThought Groups? If you love TeachThought and love learning, an upcoming opportunity may be useful for you or someone you know. We are beginning early beta testing of TeachThought Groups, a social learning approach that gathers teachers based […]

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Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au This post has been updated, slightly revised, and republished from a previous posting Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 158 How Do We Teach Kids To Talk About Taboo Topics?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 158 How Do We Teach Kids To Talk About Taboo Topics? Drew Perkins talks with elementary teacher Liz Kleinrock about her TED Talk and work to help teachers and students talk about difficult topics. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Liz on Twitter: @teachandtransf1 TED Talk: How to teach kids […]

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How To Add Feedback To Student Writing On Google Docs

How To Add Feedback To Student Writing On Google Docs by TeachThought Staff Feedback is crucial for learning but there is an art and a science to its use. In 20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning, we offered different strategies for learning feedback including the ideas of a ‘feedback sandwich.’ It can be […]

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