20 Questions To Help Students Think Critically About News

20 Questions To Help Students Think Critically About News

20 Questions To Help Students Think Critically About Newsby TeachThought Staff1. Who is saying what? That is, what author and publication are making what kind of claim about what topic or ideas?2. Is what’s being said fact or opinion?3. Does this headline seem...
5 Tips For Teaching With Art In Any Subject Area

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...
What Is Four-Dimensional Questioning?

What Is Four-Dimensional Questioning?

What Is Four-Dimensional Questioning?contributed by Dr. Jamie Schwandt, (Ed.D.)Questioning is like a missile guidance system designed to attack a specific target; whereas, a question guidance system is designed to identify an exact issue, problem, or answer.Dan...
Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom?

Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom?

Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom? by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD At the risk of characterizing teaching and learning in a factory context let’s face it, classrooms are a kind of marketplace system with an exchange of ideas and...
The Difference Between Googling And Inquiry-Based Learning

The Difference Between Googling And Inquiry-Based Learning

The Difference Between Search And Inquiryby Terry HeickEd note: This post is part 2 of 2 in a mini-series on Google and student inquiry. Part 1 can be seen here.As we recently talked about, Google impacts thinking by putting a universe of information at the end of any...
How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think by Terry Heick Ed note: This post is part 1 of 2 in a mini-series on Google and student inquiry. Part 2 can be seen here. It’s always revealing to watch learners research. When trying to understand complex questions...