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Ep. 27 Let’s Make Professional Development More Effective

Ep. 27 Let’s Make Professional Development More Effective by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 27 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins discusses ways to make professional development more effective by using inquiry to align and refine it with your mission and vision statements. Interested in TeachThought Professional Development workshops? Visit TeachThought.com/PD …

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Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better

Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School! Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better by Terry Heick Time for a staff meeting? Need an idea? Something that engages teachers? Shake things up a bit? Start the year off right? Lessee. Maybe you group teachers somehow–something cool. By birth month or favorite Jimmy …

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Mandating The Posting Of Learning Targets & Other Mindless Policies

Mandating The Posting Of Learning Targets & Other Mindless Policies by Grant Wiggins Ed note: On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to contribute his content to our site. Occasionally, we are going to go back and re-share his …

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Making Twitter A Mainstream Tool For School Improvement

Making Twitter A Mainstream Tool For School Improvement by Terry Heick, Using twitter as a learning tool doesn’t require much imagination. Twitter is a microblogging platform that allows people to share and skim a large quantity of ideas in a short period of time. Students can connect with experts, socialize thinking, participate in basic school-to-school …

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