Curricula

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom by Terry Heick Note: You can purchase a similar, classroom-ready version of these stems on printable cards, if you find that useful. Meaningful conversation can make learning more personal, immediate, and emotional. During meaningful conversations, students are forced to be accountable for their positions, to listen, to analyze …

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Digital Learning

126 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning

126 Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning by TeachThought Staff You can get a ready-for-the-classroom version of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy for $6.95. At TeachThought, we’re enthusiastic supporters of any learning taxonomy. (We even created our own, the TeachThought Learning Taxonomy.) Put simply, learning taxonomies help us think about how learning happens. Even if they’re …

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Alternatives

25 Alternatives To “I Don’t Know” And “I Can’t”

25 Alternatives To ‘I Don’t Know’ & ‘I Can’t’ by TeachThought Staff At the core of a growth mindset is the willingness to change. While you might want to ‘change’ (e.g., improve), changing your own thinking patterns has to precede any behavioral change (e.g., growth), and language is a big part of that. I can’t …

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48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area

48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area by TeachThought Staff Critical thinking is the heart and soul of learning, and–in our estimation anyway–ultimately more important than any one specific content area or subject matter. It’s also an over-used and rather nebulous phrase — how do you teach someone to think? Of course that’s the purpose …

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Making Friends: 10 Team-Building Games For Students 

10 Team-Building Games For A Friendlier Classroom by TeachThought Staff 10 Team-Building Games for a Friendlier Classroom is a fantastic resource for developing relationships and a positive tone in the classroom. Included are 10 team-building games to get you started towards a friendlier, more positive classroom. This resource was developed by our own TeachThought Professional Development …

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28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area

28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area by TeachThought Staff Critical thinking isn’t a skill, nor is it content knowledge or even evidence of understanding. While it involves and requires these ideas, critical thinking is also very much a state of mind — a willingness and tendency to sit with an idea and …

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15 Self-Guided Reading Responses For Non-Fiction Texts

15 Self-Guided Reading Responses For Non-Fiction Texts by TeachThought Curricula Critical literacy begins in being able to decode a text and then analyze it for meaning, implicit and explicit themes, and the relationship of a text to a given perspective, author’s purpose, and related text and media. Critical literacy is about a text and the …

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