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Think Like A Fitbit: Measuring What We Value contributed by Chase Orton I spent the summer asking math teachers the following question: At the end of the school year, how do you want your students to feel about themselves as mathematical thinkers? In other words, imagine asking your students: What kind of a math student 
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10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher by Terry Heick Teaching isnt easy. It will challenge your content knowledge, pedagogical skills, charisma, diplomacy, communication, statistical analysis skills, and a dozen other strands you didnt know where strands. Some teachers may try to tell you that being happy doesnt matter.
Why Technology Still Hasnt Transformed Education or Why iPads Havent Changed Much In Your Classroom by Terry Heick Preface: I wrote this post in early 2012 in response to Apple's then-new textbook initiative. TeachThought was only a year or so old at the time and iPads had a lot of buzz. I thought itd be interesting 
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.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 153 Communicating Effectively About Sexuality Education Drew Perkins talks with Brittany McBride about her work with Advocates for Youth about sexuality education, social justice, and equity issues. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: amaze.
16 Questions To Help Students Brainstorm Project-Based Learning by Terry Heick Weve 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 learningthe process of anchoring the learning process through problemsusually local, authentic, and personal to the student. 
Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone? by Judy Willis M.D., M.
50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As Teacher by TeachThought Staff Growing as a teacher is all about challenging yourselfmoving 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).
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 happensor, 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 
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 tipsthis 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 
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 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.
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 simplerand visual, too. The main benefit is, of course, ease of organization. As the animation above shows, you can 
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 were left with is 
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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 
Heres A Free Tool Kit From Harvard's Project Zero To Incorporate Good Work Into Your Curriculum by Terry Heick Good work is central to TeachThoughts approach to teaching and learning. Its part of the ethos of our Inside-Out School model and central to critical literacy. Its also a recurring theme in Wendell Berrys work (a Kentucky author who 
10 Dos & Donts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area by TeachThought Staff With the Common Core adoption in the United States, teaching vocabulary is no longer strictly the domain of the English-Language Arts classroom. While Robert Marzano has been promoting the instruction of academic vocabulary for yearsand many school literacy plans have included 
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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 students understanding, 
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15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities contributed by Brian Neese, Alvernia University According to the National Education Association (NEA), the number of U.S. students enrolled in special education programs has risen 30 percent over the past 10 years.
Advertise With TeachThought: Now Accepting Packages by TeachThought Staff TeachThought is now accepting advertising applications for 2019. Contact us today to create visibility for your product, platform, or service on one of the worlds leading progressive education platforms and the millions of monthly readers and users that depend on our ideas, tools, and content to 
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