7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com by Terry Heick Questions can be extraordinary learning tools. A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational...

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A Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

A Guide to Questioning in the Classroom by TeachThought Staff *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com This post was promoted by Noet Scholarly Tools who are offering TeachThought readers 20% off their entire order at Noet.com with coupon code...

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Why Teachers Need Formative Assessment Too

Why Teachers Need Formative Assessment Too *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com by Paul Moss When you saw the image above, it may have surprised you in some way. If you’re a teacher, you may have instantly wondered if you would, should, or could do...

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10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning

10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Inquiry-based learning is a term that educators and parents alike hear bandied about without a clear sense of exactly what it is, why it’s effective,...

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A New Definition For Equity In Education

A New Definition For Equity In Education by Terry Heick *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com In a profession increasingly full of angst and positioning and corrective policy, there are few ideas as easy to get behind as equity. Equal. Equality....

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4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do by Lauren Ayer, M.Ed. *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks while teachers lectured endlessly, expecting children to soak...

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Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know

Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know by Terry Heick *This blog was originally published at TeachThought.com The above image comes from a presentation from Jesse Stommel , an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Madison. And it...

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Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers

Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers by Terry Heick *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Clocks and old watches are miracles. If you’ve ever taken one apart and had a look at the intricate gears with their jutting teeth reaching out with...

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We Can’t Teach As Fast As Things Change

We Can’t Teach As Fast As Things Change by Terry Heick *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com We can’t teach as fast as things change. By things I mean information. Perspectives. Ideologies. What’s socially acceptable and what’s not. Our collective...

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The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment by Terry Heick For in-person professional development from TeachThought on effective assessment (or any other topic your school or district might need), contact us today. Ed note: this post has been updated and republished from...

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The Rarity Of Engaged Reading

The Rarity of Engaged Reading by Angela Peery, TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator Picture a classroom full of youngsters. They could be darling, chubby-cheeked kindergartners or swaggering, confident high school seniors – or anything in between. Can you see them?...

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What’s Your Theme Music?

What's your theme music? by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development At the risk of being a little too edgy for education, let's have some fun here, ok? Tell us in the comments section below...if you could have theme music for your classroom or...

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