What Effective Principals Do

What Effective Principals Do by Ian Lancaster 1.  Balance management with leadership. School administration involves both management duties and leadership opportunities. The management side tends to be the stuff that one has to do. Leadership is the stuff that one...

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How To Get Fired As A Teacher

How To Get Fired As A Teacher by Terry Heick Getting fired in any profession can be tricky. Maybe you want a career change, but need a push in that direction. Or maybe you want to stay at home with the kids and be a ‘stay at home’ parent. (What an odd phrase.) Or...

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A Road Map To Becoming A Better Teacher

Prioritize, Practice, Refine And Reflect: A Road Map To Becoming A Better Teacher by Terry Heick Becoming a better teacher is not much different than becoming a better artist or farmer or architect or engineer. Most broadly, improvement in teaching can be reduced to a...

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6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

by Iain Lancaster Over the past two decades there has been a lot written, and much discussion, around the use effective use of assessment in the classroom. Unfortunately many educators, particularly at the secondary school level, continue to cling tenaciously to...

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10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom

10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom by Mike Acedo Many of us can recall instances in our lives where we found ourselves idly sitting in a classroom, eyes glazed over, half listening to our teacher as they lectured in front of the room. These scenes are all too...

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10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds

by TeachThought Staff Good assessment is frequent assessment. Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you...

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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching. Whether you’re using formative assessment for data to personalize learning within a unit, or more summative data to refine a curriculum map, the ability to quickly and...

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What Teachers Can Change

What Teachers Can Change by Terry Heick John Hattie’s Visible Learning meta-analyses is can’t-miss reading on teaching and learning. In the book, Hattie extracts data from over 50,000 studies in an attempt to uncover what the data says works. In that way, he isn’t...

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How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom

How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff One of my students came up to me at the beginning of this year and said, “I’ll be graduating next year because of you.” It was a wonderful experience and one that I hadn’t experienced before. It...

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Want To Grow As A Teacher? Attend #Grow17 July 17-19

  Are you ready to deepen your teaching? Are you excited to use Project-Based Learning to empower students? Join us at TeachThought PBL #Grow17 and develop your understanding, connect with teachers, and enjoy what Louisville, Kentucky has to offer in your...

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