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From Inquiry To Technology: A Reading List For Progressive Teachers

From Inquiry To Technology: A Reading List For Progressive Teachers contributed by Jesse Lubinsky It’s possible that the term ‘progressive teaching’ is unnecessary. Maybe it’s just ‘good teaching.’ But we’re going to go with it anyway because regardless of how subjective the whole day of ‘progressiveness’ is, there is generally a noticeable difference between ‘traditional …

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Teaching Social Justice: 25 Books To Encourage Students To Change The World

Teaching Social Justice: 25 Books To Encourage Students To Change The World by TeachThought Staff What are the kinds of ideas that convince people that they can change the world? What about students–what kinds of inspiration or knowledge or confidence or vision do they need to believe they can affect real change in their community? …

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A Poem That’s Been Torn In Half? New Children’s Book Explores Value Of Mistakes

A Poem That’s Been Torn In Half? New Children’s Book Explores Value Of Mistakes by TeachThought Staff This post is sponsored by Workman Publishing Title: ‘My Book Of Beautiful Oops!’ Author: Barney Saltzberg (author’s page) Ages: 3+ Availability: In Stores Now Summary: ‘My Book Of Beautiful Oops!’ Is A Scribble it, Smear it, Fold it, Tear …

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20 Books To Teach Diversity To Elementary & Middle School Students

20 Books To Teach Diversity To Elementary & Middle School Students by TeachThought Staff Teaching complex and nuanced subjects through novels makes sense, if for no other reason than complex and nuanced topics are why many novels exist. A good book either gives readers the opportunity to see through the eyes of another — allowing them …

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30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy

30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy by TeachThought Staff Often confused with sympathy and compassion, empathy is, put simply, the ability to feel what another person is feeling. Unlike sympathy or compassion, empathy doesn’t require you to feel for  them, though it can lead to those emotions. Empathy, rather, is a starting point …

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Recommended Reading: Do I Really Have To Teach Reading?

Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12 by TeachThought Staff Title: Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12 Author: Cris Tovani Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers; 1 edition (January 1, 2004) Print Length: 144 pages Big Idea: Literacy instruction is accessible to all content area teachers Audience: All teachers in grades 6-12 …

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31 Of The Most Influential Books About Education Ever Printed

31 Of The Most Influential Books About Education Ever Printed by Grant Wiggins This post was originally written by Grant in 2012 With the holidays soon upon us, I thought it appropriate to provide a list of what are arguably the most historically influential books in education, as we ponder gifts for colleagues, friends and …

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