How To Never Run Out Of New Ideas As A Teacher

How To Never Run Out Of New Ideas As A Teacher by Terry Heick *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com As an educator, ideas are everything. If educating, as a verb, was merely a matter of execution, ideas would be less important. In a standardized...

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The Future Of Learning Includes Spiral Slides

The Future Of Learning Includes Spiral Slides by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes and I love the way Eminence Independent Schools included fun in their new building addition they call The...

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A Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

A Guide to Questioning in the Classroom by TeachThought Staff This post was promoted by Noet Scholarly Tools who are offering TeachThought readers 20% off their entire order at Noet.com with coupon code TEACHTHOUGHT (enter the coupon code after you’ve signed in)! Get...

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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. Grow: TeachThought PD Project-Based Learning Workshops *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks while...

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Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know

Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know by Terry Heick Grow with >> TeachThought PD Inquiry and PBL Workshops 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 Grow >> TeachThought PD Inquiry Workshops 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 just...

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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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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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The Thing About Homework

The Thing About Homework by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development As schools around the United States get restarted for another year so does the annual debate about homework. Should there be mandatory homework? How much is appropriate? Does...

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How The Culture Of Achievement Is Hurting Our Schools

How The Culture Of Achievement Is Hurting Our Schools by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Achievement sounds great doesn't it? What parent doesn't want their child to achieve? What...

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The Delicate Dance Of Professional Development

The Delicate Dance of Professional Development by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog post was originally published at TeachThought.com Professional Development. We need it. You need it. Our students need us all to do it but how?...

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The PBL Mindset For Leadership

  The PBL Mindset for Leadership by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this piece was originally published at TeachThought.com In a recent blog post (How the Culture of Achievement is Hurting Our Schools) I noted the dangers of...

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5 Barriers To More Authentic Teaching And Learning

5 Barriers To More Authentic Teaching And Learning   By Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD *this post was originally published at TeachThought.com School should be different. Teaching should be different. Learning should be different. In most cases it's...

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Spotlight: Student Work In Project Based Learning

Spotlight: Student Work In Project Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development Grow with >> TeachThought PD PBL Workshops Recently Abby Griffy, a school leader from a district with which I've worked developing Project Based...

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