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12 Priorities For The Modern Public School Teacher

12 Priorities For The Modern Public School Teacher contributed by Heather Edick This post was originally published in 2012 and updated several times, most recently in 2019 Teachers have so much to worry about today, as they always have. This week, I listened to some recordings of training provided to those who are going to […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 155 Does Competition And School Choice Meaningfully Improve Education?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 155 Does Competition And School Choice Meaningfully Improve Education? Drew Perkins talks with Corey DeAngelis of the Cato Institute about the ability of school choice and competition to improve our education system. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @DeAngelisCorey @CatoInstitute Cato Institute Jay Greene Patrick Wolf Peter Greene Listen and subscribe […]

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What Every Teacher Needs In Order To Grow

What Every Teacher Needs In Order To Grow by Terry Heick Teaching can do weird things to you. It can give you purpose and sanctuary, or dissolve both right in front of your eyes. It can energize and drain you. Inspire and demoralize you. Connect and isolate you. It’s an awkward mix art and science–analytics […]
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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 154 Depolarizing America Through Inquiry And Critical Thinking

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 154 Depolarizing America Through Inquiry And Critical Thinking Drew Perkins talks with John Wood Jr. and Bill Doherty of the Better Angels organization about their workshops and efforts to depolarize America. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Better-Angels.org @BetterAngelsUSA Better Angels on Facebook @billdoherty @JohnRWoodJr Listen and subscribe on: iTunes Stitcher […]

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What Is eduCLIMBER? A Tool To Organize Student Data Once And For All

What Is eduCLIMBER? A Tool To Organize Student Data Once And For All by TeachThought Staff This post is sponsored by eduCLIMBER, a platform designed to organize actionable data that allows educators to make informed decisions that will help students succeed. We created the content on our own free from editorial influence. eduCLIMBER only wanted us to […]

Think Like A Fitbit: Measuring What We Value

Think Like A Fitbit: Measuring What We Value contributed by Chase Orton I spent the summer asking math teachers the following question: At the end of the school year, how do you want your students to feel about themselves as mathematical thinkers? In other words, imagine asking your students: “What kind of a math student […]
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10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher

10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher by Terry Heick Teaching isn’t easy. It will challenge your content knowledge, pedagogical skills, charisma, diplomacy, communication, statistical analysis skills, and a dozen other strands you didn’t know where strands. Some teachers may try to tell you that being happy doesn’t matter. That it’s about results. Data. Performance. Or […]

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Why Technology Hasn’t Already Transformed Education

Why Technology Still Hasn’t Transformed Education or Why iPads Haven’t Changed Much In Your Classroom by Terry Heick Preface: I wrote this post in early 2012 in response to Apple’s then-new textbook initiative. TeachThought was only a year or so old at the time and iPads had a lot of buzz. I thought it’d be interesting […]
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6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom by Dr. Monica R. Martinez Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2015 version In the U.S., millions of middle and high school students attend schools that don’t match the reality of their lives. By their teenage years, young people should be solving […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 153 Communicating Effectively About Sexuality Education

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 153 Communicating Effectively About Sexuality Education Drew Perkins talks with Brittany McBride about her work with Advocates for Youth about sexuality education, social justice, and equity issues. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: amaze.org advocatesforyouth.org 3rs.org @amazeorg Amaze on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Listen and subscribe on: iTunes Stitcher Podbean PodcastLand YouTube […]

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