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50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching

    50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching by TeachThought Staff Teaching is both an art and science. Teaching is conceptual and intellectual, abstract and concrete, creative and sequential. It’s about people but framed through ideas. It’s about content, hearts, minds, the past, the future–whatever we can imagine, teaching and learning are both causes […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 94 Why I Don’t Grade

Drew Perkins talks with Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington about grading (or not grading), assessment and the relationship to teaching and learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Jesse Stommel – web site, Twitter Jesse’s “Why I Don’t Grade” blog Digital Pedagogy Lab […]

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Assessment Quality? 9 Steps To Creating Effective Mutliple-Choice Questions

  Assessment Quality? 9 Steps To Creating Effective Mutliple-Choice Questions contributed by Dr. Stephen Murphy, Measured Progress One of the critical elements to understanding what students know and are able to do is using spot-on assessment items that provide fair and valid data. Good data helps teachers make instructional decisions, informing student groupings and identifying needs […]

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Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’

Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’ contributed by Shireen Jaffer As educators, we have all had at least one student approach us with the question, “How will this help me in the real world?” Every year, teachers are reminded of the academic requirements they must help their students fulfill. These requirements typically involve […]

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35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies

35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies  by Sara Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want […]

Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart

Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart by TeachThought Staff Framing content is among the most powerful strategies teachers have to engage students and promote deep understanding of content. One example is project-based learning, which is both an instructional design tool for teachers, as well as a (potentially) engaging ways for learners […]

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12 Smart Ideas To Grade Essays Faster

12 Smart Ideas To Grade Essays Faster by Todd Finley Does grading a stack of papers feel like shoveling smoke for a weekend? Like the payoff does not equal your effort? Over the years, I’ve learned strategies to reduce my essay grading time and mental hangover without sacrificing student accountability and the benefits of feedback. […]
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Helping Students Fail: A Framework

Helping Students Fail: A Framework by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a previous publishing As teachers, allowing students to see failure as a negative experience is one of the worst things we can do. Granted, this isn’t unique to education. The idea of risk-taking, failing, looking, leaping, try-try-again is ingrained […]

How To Teach With The Concept Attainment Model

How To Teach With The Concept Attainment Model by TeachThought Staff In 1956, psychologist Jerome Bruner published a book called “A Study of Thinking.” Being a psychologist, Bruner was interested in cognitive processing–how people think, and how those tendencies might be used to inform teaching and learning processes. He developed a new way of introducing […]

5 Common Challenges Of Analytics Reporting

5 Common Challenges Of Analytics Reporting contributed by Catherine Wilson The benefits of analytics are obvious and do not need to be stated yet again. Companies of all sizes and across industries realize that this tool is both a huge asset and a competitive necessity. But what does deserve much focus is how hard it […]

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