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6 Questions Every Teacher Needs To Answer In Order To Grow

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6 Questions Every Teacher Needs To Answer In Order To Grow by Terry Heick Looking for professional development designed specifically for your school or district? Visit TeachThought Professional Development at wegrowteachers.com and talk with our experts to find out how you and your staff can grow today! Broadly speaking, there …

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Updating The Gears Of Education

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Updating The Gears Of Education  by Terry Heick I. Education is both industrial and fundamental; the product of engineering and affection. II. This makes it a human process, full of incredible complexity that mirrors that complexity inside each of us. This, in turn, requires a response that is equally complex …

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15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

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It’s tempting to say that no matter how much technology pushes on education, every teacher will always need to know iconic teacher practices like assessment, curriculum design, classroom management, and cognitive coaching. This may end up being true–how education changes in the next 20 years is a choice rather than …

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8 Strategies To Improve Your School Without Anyone Noticing

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  8 Strategies To Improve Your School Without Anyone Noticing by Terry Heick Education reform is tricky. For one, so many teachers are wary of change. Not improvement, mind you, but change for the sake of change–shifting from one program or “research-based strategy” to another, endlessly. Year after year. So …

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Why Assessments Fail To Measure Understanding

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Assessing understanding might be the most complex thing an educator or academic institution has to do. Unfortunately, professional development gives a lower level of attention to developing quality assessments, training that is rarely commensurate with this complexity. The challenge of assessment is no less than figuring out what a learner …

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“Kids Can’t Learn From Teachers They Don’t Like”

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‘Kids Can’t Learn From Teachers They Don’t Like’ by TeachThought Staff The following TEDTalk by Rita Pierson reminds us of why we all got involved in teaching to begin with. While curriculum, assessment, and instructional design may be how you parse your thinking now, at one point it probably had …

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Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New

why brain based learning means always connecting old knowledge with new

Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com Building and retrieving memories takes place in stages through information encoding, storage in patterns of relational memories, and restimulating these neuronal pathways by review each time the memory is accessed and used. Familiarity increases recall so students …

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