6 Instructional Strategies That Challenge And Support Students

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

What Can COVID Vaccine Side Effects Tell You About Your Immune Response?

Do COVID Vaccine Side Effects Tell You How Strong Your Immune Response Will Be? contributed by Robert Finberg, Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School It’s not a bad sign if you feel fine after your COVID-19 shot. Luis Alvarez/DigitalVision via Getty Images Robert Finberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School If someone gets a … Read more

How The English Language Learning System Is Failing in America

How The English Language Learning System Is Failing in America The following is adapted from Can You Hear Me Now? English Language Learners (ELLs) face a plethora of challenges. Some may come from backgrounds where violence is commonplace and education is either inadequate or contrasts sharply with the forms in the US. Some are even … Read more

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves creating opportunities within the school day to support students in developing positive behaviors and mindsets such as goal-setting, showing empathy, cultivating relationships, making responsible choices, and managing their nervous systems. While educators typically won’t find these skills prioritized in … Read more

Looking For The Google Classroom Login Page?

Looking For The Google Classroom Login Page? by TeachThought Staff Google Classroom has quickly become the standard for education technology in the mainstream classroom. It’s functional, (mostly) easy to use, and doesn’t get overly ambitious in what it tries to accomplish: helping teachers organize and distribute digital assignments to their classroom. But that doesn’t mean … Read more

Beyond ‘Drill And Kill’: How IXL Can Help Students Learn More

Beyond ‘Drill And Kill’: How IXL Can Help Students Learn More contributed by Eric Bates, ixl.com In 1956, a team led by an educational psychologist at the University of Chicago created a framework for categorizing educational goals, called the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Its premise is that learning objectives are not always equal: memorization of … Read more

6 Tips For Using Exit Tickets To Improve Your Teaching

This is sponsored content. Regardless of sponsorship, we never provide a platform for or support any tools, resources, organizations, etc., that we don’t believe are useful for teachers to help push education forward. You can read more about our sponsored content policy here. Exit tickets are a widely used teaching tool. Collecting feedback from students … Read more

What Is Genius Hour? An Overview For The Classroom

What Is Genius Hour? by TeachThought Staff Genius hour is an approach to learning where students are guided by their own interests, background knowledge, and curiosity to learn. From the outside looking in, it is less organized, less formal, and less standardized than traditional learning. Genius hour is truly ‘open-ended’ learning characterized by student self-direction, … Read more

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 contributed by Sanam Edwards, Teacher It’s been more than a year since we shifted to our virtual platform on Teams. Learners have acclimated to technology like fish to water, and it is sometimes educators who must keep stride with their hunger for new tech tools. We experienced … Read more