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7 Skills Students Will Always Need

7 Skills Students Will Always Needby Jennifer Rita NicholsEd note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post.As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the 'real world' that exists around them. We teach them how to read, write, and calculate....

5 Tips For Teaching With Art In Any Subject Area

5 Tips For Teaching With Art In Any Subject Area contributed by Nicola Giardina, TeachThought PD Facilitator Art inquiry is a powerful way to engage students with diverse learning needs, improve critical thinking and social-emotional skills and make learning relevant...

It’s Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom

It's Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroomby Terry HeickAmong the biggest changes of modern academic standards is the shift in the burden of general literacy. Rather than only "writing teachers," teaching reading and writing, now all teachers across...

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy Independent Reading contributed by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D.In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the...

How Students Are Like Cats

How Students Are Like Catsby Terry HeickStudents can be a lot like cats.This occurred to me recently when teaching a group of 8th graders about the wonders of the preposition. Cats are curious, aloof little prima donnas capable of great feats of athleticism and...

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