12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication

by TeachThought Staff Teacher-parent communication is, ideally, a two-way street. It is best thought of in terms of purpose: Why do teachers and parents need to communicate? How can learning experiences be designed that require that interaction? What systems can be put in place to respond when the communication–for whatever reason–doesn’t happen? Apps and technology

20 Tips For Effective Online Classroom Management |

by TeachThought Staff The shift to online learning is somewhat new and it has its share of challenges for many teachers all over the globe.   Whether learning remotely or in an actual classroom, effective classroom management is crucial in achieving a productive study environment. Although students are no longer staying in a single room, teachers

Digital Signage As A Tool For In-School Communications |

contributed by Ethan Andrews With the emerging digital culture, educational institutions continue to be persuaded to embracing digital signage. However, why is this change taking over? There is a need to keep in touch with a population increasingly hard to reach using traditional methods. Using digital signage across the education sector has become quite popular

10 Tips For Teaching Mindfulness In School At Any Grade Level

contributed by Kelly April Tyrrell and TeachThought Staff While the scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the Waisman Center aren’t yet ready to issue evidence-based mindfulness curriculum practices, Flook and CIHM outreach specialists Lisa Thomas Prince and Lori Gustafson offer the following tips for families wishing to engage in

10 Student Engagement Strategies That Empower Learners |

How To Help Students Not Just ‘Pay Attention’ But Take Control Of Learning by Terry Heick Agreeing on how to best establish what a learner understands isn’t simple — if for no other reason then understanding itself isn’t simple. The difference between gamification and game-based learning is important: the former uses encouragement mechanics to promote engagement, while

8 High School Classroom Management Strategies That Empower Students

8 High School Classroom Management Strategies That Empower Students “Don’t smile for a full year.” “Dress professionally.” “Wear your hair up.” New teachers — and younger ones, in particular — are often encouraged to lead with firmness, an authoritative presence, and a no-nonsense approach. Unfortunately, these well-intended suggestions may work against efforts to build personal

14 Of The Best Tools For Educational Research |

14 Of The Best Tools For Educational Research by TeachThought Staff Dl/rdrct: https://www.teachthought.com/technology/research-tools-for-students-to-diversify-their-approach-to-data-seeking/ In Search Engines For Academic Research, we shared a list of actual search platforms including BASE, saying “BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines, especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 200 million documents from more than 8,000