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8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data

8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data contributed by Daniel R. Venables, Founder of Center for Authentic PLCs Teachers look at data for one reason: to teach better. We don’t look at data to compare teachers or students (though this sometimes happens) or to point fingers. Data are tools teachers can use to improve—not […]

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning by TeachThought Staff A Definition of Student-Centered Learning In our view, student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure. Like any phrase, “student-centered learning” is subjective and flexible–and only useful insofar as it ultimately supports the […]

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This Is What Understanding Looks Like

This Is What Understanding Looks Like by Terry Heick Testing is a major challenge in education. Agreeing on what’s to be tested and how it’s to be administered and what data should be collected and shared and how we should respond to that data—this is all a matter of much debate. It’s also a big […]
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52 Of The Best Quotes About Learning

52 Of The Best Quotes About Learning by TeachThought Staff The internet loves many things. It loves cats, for example. Memes, too. It loves video, which means it loves YouTube–and arguing in the comments section beneath YouTube videos. It loves recipes and Wikipedia and alarming misdiagnoses on WebMd and, among other things (and getting to […]
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25 Alternatives To “I Don’t Know” And “I Can’t”

25 Alternatives To ‘I Don’t Know’ & ‘I Can’t’ by TeachThought Staff At the core of a growth mindset is the willingness to change. While you might want to ‘change’ (e.g., improve), changing your own thinking patterns has to precede any behavioral change (e.g., growth), and language is a big part of that. I can’t […]
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Innovation & Imagination: 12 Benefits Of Creativity

Innovation & Imagination: 12 Benefits of Creativity  by Ashley McCann Creativity is a valuable skill. All too often people outgrow their imagination as adulthood approaches due to an encroaching sense of self doubt, an ingrained belief that it’s an impractical pursuit, or firm guidance from more experienced grown-ups advising engineering over art school. Although almost […]

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6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind

6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind The role of play in learning is a complex thing, in part because it is easily misunderstood as “playing is learning.” While that’s certainly true, there is also a role for play in formal learning experiences as well. As self-directed learning becomes more possible and more potent […]

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10 Strategies To Design Your Classroom More Like A Video Game

How Video Games Have Mastered Learning Engagement Terry Heick Agreeing on how to best establish what a learner understands isn’t simple — if for no other reason than understanding isn’t simple. Gamification and game-based learning (which are different, by the way: the former uses encouragement mechanics to promote engagement, while the latter uses video-games as core […]

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