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How The Memory Works In Learning

How The Memory Works In Learning contributed by Dr. Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed. Teachers are the caretakers of the development of students’ highest brain during the years of its most extensive changes. As such, they have the privilege and opportunity to influence the quality and quantity of neuronal and connective pathways so all children leave […]
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10 Metacognitive Prompts To Help Students Reflect On Their Learning

10 Metacognitive Prompts To Help Students Reflect On Their Learning by TeachThought Staff & Peter Pappas It’s well-established that reflection is critical in the learning process. While it sounds formal, ‘reflection’ simply means to ‘think again’ about something that happened. Reflection is a natural part of learning and in many cases doesn’t even need to […]

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What Students Do Better Than Teachers

What Students Do Better Than Teachers by Terry Heick You can ask your students what they’re interested in—what they’re curious about—but that’s not the right question, because they probably don’t know. Or don’t know they know. A big part of communicating with children (of any age) is the terms and form of the conversations. Terms […]
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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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6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom by Dr. Monica R. Martinez Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2015 version In the U.S., millions of middle and high school students attend schools that don’t match the reality of their lives. By their teenage years, young people should be solving […]

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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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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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10 Simple Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning

10 Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning contributed by Andrea Leyden Learning is about reaching your full potential and can help you achieve self-actualization, the highest need identified by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. However, traditional education generally has a beginning and an end which culminates in taking tests. Lifelong learning preserves an individual’s desire to […]

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The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum of Choice

The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum of Choice by TeachThought Staff What is the difference between a teacher-centered and learner-driven classroom? We’ve taken a look at examples of student-centered teaching before. It’s both a subtle (in theory) and dramatic (in function) shift in the entire ecology of a classroom, curriculum, and sense of student […]

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4 Things Every Student Should Do Every Day

4 Things Every Student Should Do Every Day by Terry Heick Just a quick post meant to be quantitatively modest (only four) and qualitatively useful/practical. A list like this could get long fast. Off the top of my head, any teacher can come up with hundreds of ‘things’ it would be ‘good’ for students to […]
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