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27 Things Teachers (Have To) Do Well by TeachThought Staff What’s a teacher? What kinds of things should a 21st century be able to do?  How about with an iPad? What’s the purpose of school? These are the kinds of questions we like to try to tackle here at TeachThought, as it’s these macro-level questions that can […]

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50 Alternatives To Lecturing by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’S online masters in education programs. SEU simply asked us to write about how learning is changing and the updated kinds of things teachers need to know, and to let you know about their program. So here we are. As teachers, when we […]

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30 Lessons For Teachers From Dr. Seuss by TeachThought Staff Dr. Seuss is gold–whimsical and visually interesting traipses through surreal worlds, and always full of life advice. And life advice is learning advice, and learning advice–well, that’s why we’re all here, yes? There are themes below that apply directly to the responsibilities of a teacher. […]

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment by Mike Fisher This post has been updated and republished Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, collaborating with others around the globe, performance tasks, and more. Getting these design elements into a teacher’s current curriculum demands that teachers create professional habits […]

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7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from Sylvia Duckworth, who took our graphic from alwaysprepped.com (now getalma) post and created the above visual. It is also sporting a new title, as the “habits of” is a trademarked term. As […]

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The Question Game by Sophie Wrobel, geist.avesophos.de The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, […]

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How We Use A Mentoring Model For Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students contributed by Karim Abouelnaga I was raised in Long Island City, Queens by immigrant parents who knew very little about the public education system. As a result, I went through some of New York City’s most struggling public schools. At the time, I wasn’t aware […]

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Drew Perkins talks with Senior Policy Analyst at The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, Anna Baumann, and Associate Professor of Educational Administration, Leadership, & Research at Western Kentucky University and member of the Kentucky Board of Education, Gary Houchens, about the impact of proposed legislation to allow scholarship tax credits for non-public school students. Links & Resources Mentioned […]

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Infographic: Which Content Areas Are Most Valuable In Real Life? by TeachThought Staff Which content areas are most valuable in real life? What do students think of your class? Not you or how you teach it, but the content area itself? The utility of various content areas is an understudied idea. We constantly think of […]

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Let’s Develop A New Standard For School Security contributed by Jeff Green This post has been updated and republished in light of the recent shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida As a former elementary principal and a father, December 14, 2012 had more than a great impact on me. While I was in […]

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