Whole Child

How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs

How Thoughtful Technology Integration Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs by Jackie Gerstein For specific training and professional development around technology integration, contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Jackie Gerstein and other TeachThought professionals to your school today. A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students’ …

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A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom

A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom by Lauren Ayer, M.Ed. Bullying. Zero tolerance policy. Targeting on social media. School violence. Active Shooter. These are words commonly heard in education today. As teachers, we spend a great deal of time in staff development and training, learning how to combat these issues. We learn how …

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6 Ways Students Are Braver Than I Ever Give Them Credit For

6 Ways Students Are Braver Than I Ever Give Them Credit For by Paul Moss, edmerger.com Students are incredibly brave every day. And sometimes, when I am having a difficult time with a class, or specific students, I need to remind myself of these facts: 1. Every day they are expected to bare themselves open to …

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Physical Education As Punishment

Why You Shouldn’t Use Physical Education As Punishment by Dr. Kymm Ballard, Executive Director for SPARK Think about any time you’ve seen “army boot camp” portrayed in pop culture — are you picturing the traditional drill sergeant, ordering his troops to do endless laps and push-ups, as punishment for their errors that day? Now, with that scenario …

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A Teacher Writes A Brutally Honest Letter To Parents & Politicians

A Teacher Writes A Brutally Honest Letter To Parents & Politicians by TeachThought Staff In an Open Letter to Oklahoma Voters and Lawmakers that’s been getting some national press, Oklahoma teacher Steven Wedel made a plea for sanity from parents and politicians to help children. The result was an absolute brutal and shockingly honest assessment of public education–well everywhere, …

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reinventing learning

Ep. 11: Redefining Intelligence To Unlock The Possibility In Our Students

      Ep 11: Redefining Intelligence to unlock the possibility in our students. by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 11 of the TeachThought Podcast! In this episode Drew Perkins (Director of Professional Development at TeachThought) and Scott Barry Kaufman discuss why and how he thinks intelligence should be redefined using his Theory of …

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A Research-Based, School-Driven Model To Prevent Teen Pregnancy

A Research-Based, School-Driven Model To Prevent Teen Pregnancy by The Resource Center For Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Beliefs and perceptions are powerful forces for every human being. They influence the ways people interact with each other, make decisions about their own behaviors, and plan for their futures. Adolescents are still in the process of forming their belief …

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Graphic: How Sleep Affects Student Performance In School

Graphic: How Sleep Affects Student Performance In School Contributed by vistacollege.edu How important is sleep to academic performance? Sleep researcher Ravi Allada puts it simply: “One of the most profound effects of a night of sleep is the improvement in our ability to remember things.” Reading, writing, and remembering are the foundation of formal learning, so …

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Video: Using Video Games To Reconnect With Male Learners

Using Video Games To Reconnect With A Lost Generation Of Male Learners by TeachThought Staff Video games continue to suffer from a juvenile connotation, but as Ali Carr Chellman explains, by looking at how video games engage the brain, we just might be able to re-connect with a lost generation of male learners. Particularly interesting …

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There’s Value In A Non-Traditional Path To College

There’s Value In A Non-Traditional Path To College  by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Teacher & Holder of Student Loan Debt  It’s that time of year again–college time. You go to the mailbox. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for your whole life. The one that parents and teachers tell you will determine the course of your very …

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