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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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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 108 Breaking Barriers With The Values of Jackie Robinson

Drew Perkins talks with the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon, about her life and experiences and wisdom in addition to her educational work with Scholastic and Major League Baseball called Breaking Barriers. This program, which features an essay contest, teaches students the values and characteristics that Jackie Robinson exhibited in his life, and how to use …

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30 Lessons For Teachers From Dr. Seuss

30 Lessons For Teachers From Dr. Seuss by TeachThought Staff Dr. Seuss is gold–whimsical and visually interesting traipses through surreal worlds, and always full of life advice. And life advice is learning advice, and learning advice–well, that’s why we’re all here, yes? There are themes below that apply directly to the responsibilities of a teacher. …

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Boy Teased For Wearing Fila Shoes Drops Knowledge In Response

Boy Teased For Wearing Fila Shoes Drops Knowledge In Response by TeachThought Staff If 10-year-old Nyeeam Hudson of New Jersey doesn’t end up as President of the United States, he certainly has the potential for a career as an educator. See also: 52 Of Our Favorite Inspirational Quotes For Teachers The quick version is that Hudson was …

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Dear Teachers, Today Is An Opportunity

Dear Teachers, Today Is An Opportunity by TeachThought Staff Here’s a quick thought for you: Today is an opportunity. Today is your chance. Not some day generally or metaphorically. Not in some esoteric sense of vague futureness. Today. Right now.  This moment is empty. Blank. Bursting with opportunity to become something. And don’t forget that as you reach and push …

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Ep. 32 Learning, Loving And Listening To Our Kids

Ep. 32 Learning, Loving And Listening To Our Kids by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 32 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with John Thompson about his new book, A Teacher’s Tale: Learning, Loving and Listening to Our Kids. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: A Teacher’s Tale: Learning, Loving …

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Ep. 21: Reframing Education By Erasing the Deficit Mindset With Yong Zhao

  Ep. 21: Reframing Education By Erasing the Deficit Mindset With Yong Zhao by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 21 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with internationally recognized education thought leader Yong Zhao about reframing education from a standardized and deficit mindset to one that builds on student strengths. Also discussed were two …

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Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher contributed by Saga Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au You plan. You assess. You network. You collaborate. You tweet, differentiate, administer literacy probes, scour 504s and IEPs, use technology, and inspire thinking. And for all of this, you’re given bar graphs on tests to show if what you’re …

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