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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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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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Grade Differently: 7 Categories For Gamification Of Learning

Better Than Letter Grades: Helping Your Students See Their Own Progress by Terry Heick How can you help students see their own progress? And use that to motivate them? Encouragement mechanics–a kind of gamification–is one approach. And note, you needn’t make that lesson or unit feel like a ‘video game.’ That’s not gamification. Gamification is […]

3 Ways You Can Respond When Students Turn In Incomplete Work

contributed by Heather M. Stocker It’s like looking at a photograph where only a small bit of the picture is discernible, but you can’t tell that what you’re actually looking at. This is what happens when students turn in incomplete assignments. Incomplete assignments only give a partial snapshot of student ability. We might only see […]

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52 Mistakes We Need To Stop Making In Education

52 Mistakes We Need To Stop Making In Education by Terry Heick The context for this one is simple enough–what mistakes do we constantly make in education that hold us back from the best versions of ourselves? From realizing our collective potential as a construct, field, and industry? What mistakes do we make over and over and […]
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12 Rules Of Great Teaching

12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers. Trust is a currency of a human classroom. So I thought I’d gather twelve of them to start with. The idea […]
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Want To Become A Better Teacher? Try Slowing Down

Want To Become A Better Teacher? Try Slowing Down by Terry Heick The gift of my fifth year of teaching was patience. Every year something new occurs to me as an educator, and for year five it was the insurmountable scale of process. This was partly a response to beginning to see the things that […]
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12 Ideas For Holiday Activities In The Classroom

12 Ideas For Holiday Activities In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff This is sponsored content from education.com. They only wanted to let you know about the free activities and downloads they have available on their Pinterest page and allowed us to create the content itself free from any influence.

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