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Drawing Ideas: The Benefits Of Mindmapping For Learning

Drawing Ideas: The Benefits Of Mindmapping For Learning contributed by Andrew Sperl Developing your teaching methods to be more effective is an everyday process for educators around the world. In the same way, students everywhere continue to work on methods that will help them learn more efficiently so they can be successful in school. With …

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Marzano’s 9 Instructional Strategies For Teaching And Learning

Marzano’s 9 Instructional Strategies For Teaching And Learning by TeachThought Staff In education, louder than the call for innovation, engagement, thought, or self-direction is the call to be research-based. In fact, being research-based may even trump being data-based, the two twins of modern ed reform. The former stems, in part, from deserved skepticism of trends …

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50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher by TeachThought Staff While Apple products are known for their integration in classrooms, increasingly Google is the choice for schools and districts looking for something organized, useful, and inexpensive that’s available on tablet, laptop, Chromebooks, desktop, smartphone, and more.  In fact, the sheer diversity of Google …

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Why Teaching Is Still The Best Job In The World

7 Reasons Why Teaching Is Still The Best Job In The World by TeachThought Staff This post has been republished from previous publishing Sometimes, good teachers quit. Teaching is an increasingly demanding job with divergent influences, dynamic sources of innovation, and aging dogma that makes it all a struggle. It can be emotionally draining, and at times, …

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40 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

40 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff and bestcollegesonline.com  There are a lot of great technology tools out there for teachers that can make it easier to connect with other educators, get ideas for classroom activities, and find inspiration. One of the most popular tools for teachers is Pinterest. Using …

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What Happens When Teachers Start Stepping Out Of Their Comfort Zone

What Happens When Teachers Start Stepping Out Of Their Comfort Zone by TeachThought Staff What happens when, as a teacher, you step out of your comfort zone? We’ve talked in the past about what happens when teachers connect, but that doesn’t necessarily require a teacher to push past their usual habits and routines. Much like adopting …

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4 Essential Rules Of 21st-Century Learning

4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning contributed by Jennifer Rita Nichols The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking and planning for the future. Educators and administrators are actively searching for ways to prepare students for the future, and the educational system has been evolving faster than ever before. Various …

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9 Questions To Reflect Critically On Your Own Teaching

9 Questions To Reflect Critically On Your Own Teaching by TeachThought Staff This post has been updated and republished Video your teaching, and see what really happens in your classroom. That is my exhortation to you, from a recently converted disciple of such professional development. I don’t mean for the sake of observing student behavior, …

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6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home

6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home contributed by Maria Winters DiMarco We’ve discussed five reasons to teach digital literacy in the classroom. In reading Paul’s post, I couldn’t help but to take a step back and think about the growing number of children around the country who barely have access to …

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4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do contributed by Lauren Ayer, M.Ed. Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks while teachers lectured endlessly, expecting children to soak up the information being thrown at them. In today’s educational environment, students are expected to collaborate, think critically, and work together …

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