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16 Questions To Help Students Brainstorm Project-Based Learning

16 Questions To Help Students Brainstorm Project-Based Learning by Terry Heick We’ve written about inquiry-based learning in the past, as well as its mother project-based learning, and its more complex cousin self-directed learning. So it made sense to take a look at challenge-based learning–the process of anchoring the learning process through problems–usually local, authentic, and personal to the student. […]

Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone?

Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone? by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com & Terry Heick  We know that for most children kindergarten is something anticipated with awe and enthusiasm – especially when one or more older siblings are already in school. There certainly can be anxieties, but they revolve around fear of leaving a parent or the security […]
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50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Teacher

50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As Teacher by TeachThought Staff Growing as a teacher is all about challenging yourself–moving out of our comfort zone, trying something new. Here are 50 ideas to consider. Learn a second language fluently (preferably one that is increasingly spoken in your geographical area). Create a closed social media community for your […]

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12 Barriers To Innovation In Education

12 Barriers To Innovation In Education  by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been reposted (unchanged) from its original posting in 2014. Innovation is not something that just happens–or, rather it does given the right chemistry. Oftentimes this chemistry is referred to locally in schools as “climate,” but climate is only a small part […]

10 Things Every Teacher Needs To Survive

  What a teacher needs depends on the teacher. Emerging learning trends, data management resources, literacy strategies, digital tools, exemplar curriculum models, increased or decreased autonomy, classroom management tips–this is a list that could get long fast. But sometimes it can be those less visible characteristics that can dictate teacher success, which makes the following […]

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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 […]

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