Strategies

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves by Terry Heick Motivating and engaging students is the goal of most teachers–priming them to receive instruction, or otherwise align themselves to a pre-set process you’ve sketched out that you hope will yield a learning goal you selected beforehand. But I’ve also been thinking recently of how …

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Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Kids Thinking contributed by Kenny McKee Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning. Brain researcher David Sousa claims that physical activity increases the amount of oxygen in our blood, and this oxygen is related to enhanced learning and memory. A Washington Post article …

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35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies

35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies  by Sara Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want …

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How To Teach

How To Teach With The Concept Attainment Model

How To Teach With The Concept Attainment Model by TeachThought Staff In 1956, psychologist Jerome Bruner published a book called “A Study of Thinking.” Being a psychologist, Bruner was interested in cognitive processing–how people think, and how those tendencies might be used to inform teaching and learning processes. He developed a new way of introducing …

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The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction by Terry Heick Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to actuate. Differentiation is a rational approach to meeting the needs of individual learners, but actually making it possible on a daily basis in the classroom can be challenge. In ‘What Differentiation Is–And Is Not: The …

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Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes To Promote Critical Thinking

Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes To Promote Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff How can Post-it® Super Sticky Notes be used to promote critical thinking in the STEM high school classroom? Quite effectively, it turns out–especially if you’re familiar with Concept Attainment as a teaching and learning strategy. The Post-it® Brand recently conducted a Back-to-School STEM …

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The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words

The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words by Terry Heick I’m afraid teaching is indeed a kind of rocket science. It really is. In a recent post called “How A Good Teacher Becomes Great,” I more than hinted at this, outlining just a few of the daily–and complex–tasks teachers perform every day …

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