Rethinking Education’s Impact on Student Well-being

Rethinking Education’s Impact on Student Well-being

Rethinking Education's Impact on Student Well-Being by ThoughtStretchers Education Does the prevalent use of high-control behavior strategies in schools come at the cost of students' mental well-being? This question challenges conventional wisdom about the necessity...

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10 Foundational Concepts of Reading Instruction

10 Foundational Concepts of Reading Instruction

10 Foundational Concepts of Reading Instruction by ThoughtStretchers Education Effective reading instruction is built upon several foundational concepts that underpin the development of literacy skills in learners. These concepts provide the framework for designing...

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How Do I Write A Driving Question For PBL?

How Do I Write A Driving Question For PBL?

How Do I Write A Driving Question For PBL? by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education One of the key pieces of designing and implementing project-based learning is the Driving Question, often called the DQ. The DQ grounds the work that students will do...

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5 Types Of Questions For Cultures Of Thinking

5 Types Of Questions For Cultures Of Thinking

5 Types Of Questions For Cultures Of Thinking by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Regardless of your intent and desired learning outcomes, questions are a vital tool in a teacher's toolkit. How well you use questions generally depends on your...

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3 Questions To Guide Effective Inquiry-Based Learning

3 Questions To Guide Effective Inquiry-Based Learning

3 Questions To Guide Effective Inquiry Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education The debate over the efficacy of inquiry based learning has been the subject of several blog pieces and podcasts here on ThoughtStretchers Education and even...

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10 Keys to Success For Student Group Work

10 Keys to Success For Student Group Work

10 Keys to Success For Student Group Work Embarking on a group project can be both exciting and challenging for students. The collaborative nature of group work offers a unique opportunity for shared learning and diverse perspectives. However, effective management is...

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John Hattie’s 5 Keys To Teaching With Intent

John Hattie’s 5 Keys To Teaching With Intent

John Hattie's 5 Keys To Teaching With Intent by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Effective teaching is a tall task with plenty of moving parts so having clarity about some of the most important variables in the process is key. In Visible Learning:...

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Nurturing Deep Learning in Middle Schoolers

Nurturing Deep Learning in Middle Schoolers

Nurturing Deep Learning in Middle Schoolers By Aprajita Ralli Student Engagement at School: A Sense of Belonging and Participation, Results From PISA 2000, states: “Researchers have recently used the term engagement to refer to the extent to which students identify...

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12 Ways To Engage Students In Authentic Learning

12 Ways To Engage Students In Authentic Learning

12 Ways To Engage Students In Authentic Learning Authentic learning experiences are activities or projects that reflect real-world situations, challenges, and contexts. These experiences are designed to engage students in meaningful, hands-on learning that goes beyond...

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We’re Now ThoughtStretchers Education!

We’re Now ThoughtStretchers Education!

We're Now ThoughtStretchers Education! by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education We're excited to shift gears with a new name and brand from TeachThought PD to ThoughtStretchers Education! We will still offer our wide array of professional learning and...

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What Is Social Emotional Learning?

What Is Social Emotional Learning?

What Is SocialEmotional Learning? by ThoughtStretchers Education Staff, Education is about more than just academic achievement. It's also about equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate the complexities of life successfully. Social...

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Inquiry Teaching And Reducing Polarization

Inquiry Teaching And Reducing Polarization

Inquiry Teaching And Reducing Polarization by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education The approach to teaching and learning in our K-12 schools over the past four decades is a contributing factor to the divisive, downward spiral that may be the end of...

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What Is Project Based Learning?

What Is Project Based Learning?

Project based learning is an instructional approach that revolves around the creation of a product, using inquiry to identify what students need to know and learn in order to do so successfully.

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Four ‘Circuit Breakers’ That Disrupt Student Inquiry

Four ‘Circuit Breakers’ That Disrupt Student Inquiry

Creating a classroom environment where the stakes for students don’t feel quite so high, especially when exploring sensitive issues, is crucial. It can help them ask better questions and enjoy intellectual “play” in a way that ultimately leads to deeper thinking and more curious exploration of ideas.

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5 Ways To Differentiate Instruction

5 Ways To Differentiate Instruction

5 Ways to Differentiate Instruction by TeachThought Staff Differentiation is an important aspect of education that aims to meet the diverse needs of students in the classroom. It is the process of tailoring instruction to meet the individual learning needs and...

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The 5 Phases of Project Based Learning

The 5 Phases of Project Based Learning

The 5 Phases of Project Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Project based learning experiences can range from highly complex in scope, scale, and timeline to much more simple versions with more limited complexity and sophistication....

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ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast
ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast

What Is Social Emotional Learning?

What Is SocialEmotional...

What Is Project Based Learning?

Project based learning is an instructional approach that revolves around the creation of a product, using inquiry to identify what students need to know and learn in order to do so successfully.

8 Strategies to Boost Critical Thinking

As we strive to prepare our students for an ever-evolving world, prioritizing the cultivation of critical thinking skills is a powerful step toward their success and empowerment.

Four ‘Circuit Breakers’ That Disrupt Student Inquiry

Creating a classroom environment where the stakes for students don’t feel quite so high, especially when exploring sensitive issues, is crucial. It can help them ask better questions and enjoy intellectual “play” in a way that ultimately leads to deeper thinking and more curious exploration of ideas.

PBL Research: A Guide to Project Based Learning

Learn about project based learning and research in education. Discover the benefits of PBL and how to implement it in your classroom. Get insights from the latest research on PBL.

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