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10 Indicators Of Efficient Teaching by TeachThought Staff Notice that we didn’t use the more vague ‘good teacher’ phrasing. That’s an important distinction, because here we’re talking about something a bit more clinical. Not entirely scientific and analytical and icky, but not entirely rhetorical and abstract and mushy either. Something somewhere in the middle–human, efficient, and hopefully […]

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How To Take Your Teaching Experience Online With Video Courses contributed by John Mason Disclosure: This content was created and promoted by IG Online courses are an excellent way to generate passive income. If your online course becomes a success, you may even make it a full-time job. This is good news for teachers. However, taking […]

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Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Kids Thinking contributed by Kenny McKee Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning. Brain researcher David Sousa claims that physical activity increases the amount of oxygen in our blood, and this oxygen is related to enhanced learning and memory. A Washington Post article […]

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John Dewey: We must prepare our students…for their world.’ by Terry Heick “The world is moving at a tremendous rate. No one knows where. We must prepare our children not for the world of the past, not for our world, but for their world–the world of the future.” That’s not Ken Robinson, but John Dewey. […]

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Book: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by TeachThought Staff Summary “Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he […]

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TeachThought Grow18 Conference Opens by TeachThought Staff TeachThought’s second annual GROW education conference kicked off Monday, July 9th in Louisville, Kentucky and continues all week, culminating in a ‘Differentiation in PBL’ workshop at the Muhammad Ali center. GROW18 Overview Teachers from five countries are gathering to grow their craft alongside an arrow of international educators, innovators, best-selling […]

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Confirmation Bias Really Kills Thinking by Terry Heick What is confirmation bias? Broadly speaking, confirmation bias is the tendency of people to overvalue data that supports their own beliefs. It usually works something like this. Whether based on a fear (e.g., ‘I’m going to lose my job’) or inaccurate and/or incomplete data (e.g., a stereotype), […]

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The Learning And Design Principles Of Connected Learning by TeachThought Staff No teacher should be hurting for compelling progressive education content. Sites like edutopia, Langwitches, Cult of Pedagogy, and dozens of others offer outstanding reading on a daily basis to help you improve the things that happen in your classroom. (And this list is frustratingly […]

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As Knowledge Demands Change, Curriculum Must Change, Too by Terry Heick Increasingly, the idea of computer coding is coming up in discussions about the classroom. This usually happens in the context of ‘21st-century learning,’ because, well, coding sounds like an exceptionally modern thing to do. In Hollywood, computer coders are characterized as aloof and spectacled […]

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4 Key Takeaways From “What School Could Be” by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD I first met Ted Dintersmith a few years ago in a meeting in downtown Louisville, KY (TeachThought is located in Louisville) to which I was invited to discuss innovation in Kentucky’s schools. I don’t think I’d yet seen his documentary, Most Likely […]

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