Life

Poem From 10-Year-Old Dyslexic Student Emphasizes Power Of Perspective

Poem By 10-Year-Old With Dyslexia Emphasizes Power Of Perspective by TeachThought Staff I was reading it backwards like “life in it make can I” and was like…. this doesn’t make any sense and then I realised. Why is this child more intelligent than me — Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) February 27, 2019 Dyslexia I am stupid. …

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An App To Help Students Practice Social Skills

Overview A basic app to help students 4+ to practice what is ‘appropriate’ or not in certain social situations Platforms: iOS:iPhone   iOS: iPad  Android Cost: Free with in-app purchases Developer Description The “Say It… Or Not?” app helps children with autism understand and practice what to say… and what not to say… in real-life …

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Here’s A Free Tool Kit From Harvard’s Project Zero To Incorporate Good Work Into Your Curriculum

Here’s A Free Tool Kit From Harvard’s Project Zero To Incorporate Good Work Into Your Curriculum by Terry Heick Good work is central to TeachThought’s approach to teaching and learning. It’s part of the ethos of our Inside-Out School model and central to critical literacy. It’s also a recurring theme in Wendell Berry’s work (a Kentucky author who …

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Wendell Berry: “Teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner.”

Wendell Berry: “The teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner.” by Terry Heick Wendell Berry’s influence on TeachThought is immeasurable, but I don’t write about him directly much. I did write about meeting him, and created a crude sort of school model inspired by him called ‘The Inside-Out School.’ I’ve also written some about …

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If A YouTuber Ran For President, They’d Probably Win

If A YouTuber Ran For President, They’d Probably Win by Terry Heick In a democracy, the majority rules. What happens, then, when the majority is wrong? I’m sure there are political science theories that ‘explain’ this problem, but I’m equally sure I wouldn’t be able to endorse that theory. I’ve thought about this concept for …

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A Simple Compound Interest Calculator

A Simple Compound Interest Calculator by TeachThought Staff One of the foundations of financial literacy–or saving and investing, anyway–is understanding the benefits of compound interest. The big picture here is what a child ‘needs to know.’ At TeachThought, we support the prioritizing of thought over content (while realizing that they’re not mutually exclusive). We also …

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Study: People With Depression Talk About Themselves More Often Than Others

Study: People With Depression Talk About Themselves More Often Than Others by Terry Heick Mental health is everything. While the argument is often made that it is stigmatized, a more precise label might be ‘wildly misunderstood.’ The ability of a human being to create and maintain a sense of well-being should be as primal as …

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An Overview Of Budgeting & Student Loans For College Students

An Overview Of Budgeting & Student Loans For College Students contributed by Jenna Smith When you’re in college, you learn a vast amount of information about almost everything under the sun. Unfortunately, unless you’re a finance or accounting major, it’s unlikely that you’ll come across any Personal Finance 101 classes before you get out into the rat race.  This might not …

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Wisdom For Teens: Hip-Hop Artist J. Cole On ‘The Disease Of More’

Wisdom For Teens: Hip-Hop Artist J. Cole On ‘The Disease Of More’ by TeachThought Staff Know a teen that could use a little wisdom? How about hip-hop artist J. Cole waxing on about inherent dissatisfaction–and dangers–of materialism? At TeachThought, we love hip-hop. (Want to read more? You could start with 11 Classic Hip-Hop Songs You Can …

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Literacy Lessons

Money Matters: 3 Financial Literacy Lessons For Students

Money Matters: 3 Financial Literacy Lessons For Students contributed by Jess Holmes This is sponsored content As educators, we are responsible for more than just passing on knowledge and formulas; we are thought-makers and soul-crafters. Also, we should be able to give students some practical know-how, and you don’t have to be teaching economics to …

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Credit Scores

Good Credit, Bad Credit: 3 Ways Credit Scores Can Affect Students

Good Credit, Bad Credit: 3 Ways Credit Scores Can Affect Students contributed by Jenna Wilson For better or for worse, we live in a credit-driven economy. As such, your credit score is one of the most important numbers connected to your finances. That one number can   large purchases, among many other problems. Few people …

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