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8 Sneaky But Effective Simple School-Improvement Strategies

8 Sneaky But Effective Simple School-Improvement Strategies by Terry Heick Education reform is tricky. For one, so many teachers are wary of change. Not improvement, mind you, but change for the sake of change–shifting from one program or “research-based strategy” to another, endlessly. Year after year. So many trends in learning are simply repackaged approaches …

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27 Ways To Engage Teachers At Your Next Faculty Meeting

27 Ways To Engage Teachers At Your Next Faculty Meeting by TeachThought Staff Engaging teachers at staff meetings matters. The explanation goes something like this: Teachers work hard. While teachers are professionals and professionals often have to perform under less-than-ideal circumstances, all human beings have a finite amount of energy and focus each day. Teachers are …

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Introducing Project-Based Learning Workshops By TeachThought

Introducing Project-Based Learning Workshops By TeachThought by TeachThought Staff Did you know that TeachThought Professional Development offers project-based learning workshops? Project-Based Learning isn’t any more complex than other trends in education, but there are a lot of misconceptions about roles, work, process, and authenticity that can affect whether or not ‘it work’ in your school …

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7 Ways To Improve Parental Involvement In The Classroom

7 Ways To Improve Parental Involvement In The Classroom  by TeachThought Staff If it’s not obvious enough by watching and seeing and experiencing in your own classroom, there are studies describing the importance and significance of getting parents on board in a child’s learning (here’s one). Besides which, it’s just plain and simple common sense …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 125 Mindshifting School Leadership

The TeachThought Podcast Episode 125: Mindshifting School Leadership Drew Perkins talks with Heather Warrell about using digital tools and shifting mindset to help school leaders improve workflow and transparency in their schools. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @heatherwarrell @kirkbiggerstaff Seth Godin KY GoDigital Reclaiming Your Day: 3 Simple Digital Efficiency Hacks For School Principals …

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When We Ask African American Teachers To Discipline African American Students Because They’re African American

When We Ask African American Teachers To Discipline African American Students Students Because They’re African American by Anthony Conwright, TeachThought “Anthony, we don’t do anything.” I was the dean of students; I was in charge of safety and discipline at a progressive charter school in San Diego. A female student of color, Janet, is in …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 105 Debating The Impact Of Scholarship Tax Credits

Drew Perkins talks with Senior Policy Analyst at The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, Anna Baumann, and Associate Professor of Educational Administration, Leadership, & Research at Western Kentucky University and member of the Kentucky Board of Education, Gary Houchens, about the impact of proposed legislation to allow scholarship tax credits for non-public school students. Links & Resources Mentioned …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 104 Education Budgets And Legislative Priorities

Drew Perkins talks with Kentucky superintendents Dr. Nick Brake and Matt Robbins about education budget cuts, their potential impact on teaching and learning, and the legislative priorities laid out by the collaborative efforts between their districts. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Owensboro Public Schools Daviess County Public Schools Legislative Priorities Outline Joint Board Meeting …

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined  by TeachThought Staff Communication depends on a common language. In any field, knowing what a colleague means when they use a term or phrase is the difference between talking about ideas and exchanging ideas. So the following list of public education terms is useful not so much for …

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Reclaiming Your Day: 3 Simple Digital Efficiency Hacks For School Principals

Reclaiming Your Day: 3 Simple Digital Efficiency Hacks For School Principals by Heather Warrell, TeachThought PD Leadership Workshop Facilitator Let’s be honest—while school leadership can be highly rewarding, it can, at times, be absolutely brutal. From juggling district demands, to tracking data, to cooling down angry parents, to drowning in emails (gag), to attempting  to make ‘an appearance’ …

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