How To Support Students That Never Come To School

How To Support Students That Never Come To School by TeachThought Staff No matter how many opportunities there are for innovation in education, in any form this much is true: School can’t work if students don’t attend. Student attendance can be an issue at any grade...

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8 Things Every Teacher Needs To Improve

8 Things Every Teacher Needs To Improve by Terry Heick 1. Humility You’re probably very good at what you do–at least parts of it. You’re also probably very bright, compassionate, and driven or you wouldn’t have made it to whatever place you’re currently in as an...

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8 Things To Look For In Today’s Classroom

8 Things To Look For In Today’s Classroom by TeachThought Staff What are the kinds of things you should look for in today’s classroom? The common response often begins and ends with technology, but as we’ve discussed often, it’s not about the technology. To a point,...

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7 Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading

7 Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading by Kathy Glass We often ask students to use context clues to figure out a word’s meaning; therefore, it is our job to formally teach how authors use them. In doing so, students become armed with an inventory of ways to...

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Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

by Terry Heick ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a previous post A couple of years ago, I developed a kind of self-directed learning model. At the time, I thought of it as a way to support students in understanding how to learn. It was designed...

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Integrating The Habits Of Mind In The Classroom

16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom by Terry Heick In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given;...

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6 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Situation

6 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Situation by TeachThought Staff While it’s true that critical thinking is a foundation rather than a brick, how you build that foundation depends on the learning process itself: exposing students to new thinking and promoting...

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Updating The Gears Of Education

Updating The Gears Of Education  by Terry Heick I. Education is both industrial and fundamental; the product of engineering and affection. II. This makes it a human process, full of incredible complexity that mirrors that complexity inside each of us. This, in turn,...

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How I Connect Students Through Project-Based Learning

How I Connect Students Through Project-Based Learning by Rachelle Dene Poth One area that I’ve tried to focus on in my teaching recently is collaboration, specifically how students collaborate with one another. I enjoy having students work together within the same...

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52 Of The Best Quotes About Learning

52 Of The Best Quotes About Learning by TeachThought Staff The internet loves many things. It loves cats, for example. Memes, too. It loves video, which means it loves YouTube–and arguing in the comments section beneath YouTube videos. It loves recipes and Wikipedia...

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