Dear Students, Asking For Help Is A Strength contributed by Penny Kostaras I am a K-12 learning coach. My approach is comprehensive – executive functioning, time management, and academic content. A trend I’ve noticed over my career is a winter influx of bewildered freshman, and I am always sorry that we hadn’t met in the
by Terry Heick What are the different types of questions? Turns out, it’s pretty limitless. I’ve always been interested in them–the way they can cause (or stop) thinking; the nature of inquiry and reason; the way they can facilitate and deepen a conversation; the way they can reveal understanding (or lack thereof); the stunning power
How To Create A Forward-Leaning Curriculum contributed by Thom Markham, Educator This post has been updated and republished It’s a cliché to say that change comes too rapidly now for us to keep up, but clichés exist for one good reason: They’re often true. In the case of education—an industry that claims to focus on
by TeachThought Staff How can you make remote teaching more enjoyable? Easier? More sustainable for both you and students? Of course, there’s no magic wand but we’ve gathered some thoughts below. This post is a mix of tools, tips, and strategies. If you’re looking only for tools, you can read more about the best remote
Do You Have An Education Podcast? by Terry Heick Summary: Do you have an education podcast? You can now submit podcasts centered around innovative teaching and learning to TeachThought. You can submit it to a teacher resource page we’re creating. The goal is for teachers to more easily find podcasts they’re looking for to grow.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 230 Making PLC’s More Effective Drew Perkins talks with Chad Dumas about his new book Let’s Put the C in PLC: A Practical Guide for School Leaders. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: *Also published at TeachThought.com Listen and subscribe on your favorite podcast player including: Also available on Google
10 Principles Of Proficiency-Based Learning contributed by Chris Sturgis 10 Principles Of Proficiency-Based Learning” by Chris Sturgis was originally published on CompetencyWorks Great Schools Partnership continues to produce great resources to support states and districts converting to competency education. They have drawn from what districts are doing in New England and have created Proficiency-based Learning Simplified resources.
by Terry Heick This post has been updated from its original publication in 2016 Increasingly, the idea of computer coding is being pushed to the forefront of things. In movies, on the news, and other digital avatars of ourselves, coders are increasingly here. In Hollywood, computer coders are characterized as aloof and spectacle geniuses in green
contributed by Jay McTighe, Harvey Silver, and Matthew Perini Learning is learning, whether in a classroom, at a library, or within a virtual environment. However, regardless of the venue, learning can vary—from superficial to substantive. We wrote this blog post because we know that so many teachers across the country are looking for ways to make online and