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What Is Reciprocal Teaching? |

What Is Reciprocal Teaching? by Terry Heick Reciprocal teaching is a guided teaching strategy where small groups of students improve their reading comprehension by the scaffolded application of Predicting, Clarifying, Questioning, and Summarizing as reading strategies (Palinscar & Brown, 1984) . In this way, it is a type of literature circle and uses a constructivist–and communal

6 Teaching Strategies To Promote Deeper Learning

A teaching strategy is anything the teacher does or facilitates to help students learn. So while formal teaching strategies like ‘Reciprocal Teaching’ and ‘Station Teaching’ are often thought of when considering these kinds of strategies, something as simple as ‘being clear,’ making eye contact, or even holding class outside could be considered a teaching strategy.

50 Of The Best Education Quotes For Teachers |

In addition to teaching, educators play a number of vital roles in students’ lives. They serve as listeners and leaders, counselors and coaches, disciplinarians and disruptors, mediators and motivators, surrogates and soldiers, entertainers and energizers, and advocates and allies. In a typical day of switching among the ever-evolving list of roles, it is typical for

3 Surprising Ingredients For 21st Century Learning

What is necessary for learning? Not much, according to Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newscastle University in England. In fact, it can be reduced to three ingredients.Mitra has compelling credibility here, obviously. His hole-in-the-wall project in 2007 generated tremendous interest when he showed that children could indeed learn complex tasks in the absence of formal

Why Worrying About Screen Time Might Be The Wrong Approach |

Screen time. Just the phrase tightens the chests of well-intentioned (and helicoptering) parents everywhere. Concerns range from our children becoming anti-social to developing addictions to certain games (I’m looking at you Fortnite), to screens preventing them from connecting with the physical spaces and people and opportunities around them. As parents, we want balance, not necessarily

60 Critical Thinking Strategies For Learning |

Critical thinking is the ongoing application of unbiased, accurate, and ‘good-faith’ analysis, interpretation, contextualizing, and synthesizing multiple data sources and cognitive perspectives in pursuit of understanding. What are the 7 critical thinking strategies? Someone emailed me recently asking that question and I immediately wondered how many more than seven there were. 27? 77? Infinity? This

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 247 Creating Changemakers Through PBL

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 247 Creating Changemakers Through PBL Drew Perkins talks with Leesa Carter-Jones, president and CEO of the Captain Planet Foundation, about their work to engage young people through project-based learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Listen and subscribe on your favorite podcast player including: Also available on Google Music for

12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have |

12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have by Terry Heick What should every lesson have? It’s a challenge to say what every single lesson imaginable should always have every single time no matter what. There are always exceptions. But what elements should be in nearly every lesson nearly every time? I could’ve kept the