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10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area by TeachThought Staff With the Common Core adoption in the United States, teaching vocabulary is no longer strictly the domain of the English-Language Arts classroom. While Robert Marzano has been promoting the instruction of academic vocabulary for years–and many school literacy plans have included …

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27 Ways To Enhance Retention In Your Students

27 Ways To Enhance Retention In Your Students by TeachThought Staff How you can help students retain what they learn? What sort of teaching strategies, curriculum mapping techniques, or other changes can you use to help them remember and apply information? Most broadly, this is a matter of understanding and transfer. The more complete a student’s understanding, …

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3 Ways You Can Respond When Students Turn In Incomplete Work

3 Ways You Can Respond When Students Turn In Incomplete Work contributed by Heather M. Stocker It’s like looking at a photograph where only a small bit of the picture is discernible, but you can’t tell that what you’re actually looking at. This is what happens when students turn in incomplete assignments. Incomplete assignments only …

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10 Pieces Of Advice That Could Save Your Teaching Career

10 Pieces Of Advice That Could Save Your Teaching Career by Terry Heick Simple premise, as titled: what sorts of ‘things’ make teaching unsustainable, and what sort of advice can help teachers reflect on these ideas to mitigate any damage and make the profession more enjoyable, and thus sustainable. 10. Grow a healthy and useful …

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6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups by TeachThought Staff Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so. The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. The strength of this particular graphic is in the range of the ideas. The first tip …

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5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning

5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning by TeachThought Staff Personalized learning is something that many teachers strive for, but it can be easier to want it than make it happen. Personalization is best created at the learning model and curriculum level rather shoe-horned in after the curriculum is done, but when you’re given …

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50 Smart Ideas For Project-Based Learning

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff This post has been updated with new ideas and clearer formatting At TeachThought, we’re huge fans of project-based learning. While there is no magic bullet of practice, program, or framework that automatically produces progressive and effective learning, what makes project-based learning exceptional is its …

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