Sun.Nov 18, 2018

Taking the “Manage” Out of Classroom Management

Catlin Tucker

Every time I lead a blended learning workshop, teachers ask me the same question. “How do you deal with students who are off task or distracting other students?” ” This is a hard question to answer. Classroom management isn’t something I have struggled with.

The Importance of Civics Education

User Generated Education

Truth be told, I always disliked history and government classes as a K through undergraduate student. I found it dry, boring, irrelevant, and unimportant. I believe this was due to it all being about memorization. memorizing events and dates in history; memorizing the branches of government; memorizing states and their capitols. This type of learning reflects only remembering, the lowest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

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8 Ways to Overcome Management Fatigue

A Principal's Reflections

As a school administrator, I remember always having the best intentions when it came to instructional leadership. During every summer, my team and I would reflect on the past year and establish a better vision and plan for how we all would collectively work to improve learning.

I Put In Work And It’s All For The Kids [An NCTE Reflection]

The Jose Vilson

Just before I got home, I turn on DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” because it matches the BPM I need to make it through the length of JFK International Airport corridors. As I get off the umpteenth moving sidewalk, DMX rapped : “I’ve been doing this for 19 years.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

A VR-based Approach to ADHD


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects nearly 1 in 20 children in USA. It is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior.

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What Is Four-Dimensional Questioning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Is Four-Dimensional Questioning? contributed by Dr. Jamie Schwandt, (Ed.D.) Questioning is like a missile guidance system designed to attack a specific target; whereas, a question guidance system is designed to identify an exact issue, problem, or answer.

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Learn How You Can Help A Teacher by Supporting Students across the Country Today!


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we speak with Debbie Scott who created Help A Teacher, a fantastic network of educators that allows teachers to connect with other teachers to support them with their classroom needs.

How To Google Search By Date

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Google Search By Date by Terry Heick The internet has a big problem. Well, it has a lot of problems because people have problems and people use and construct, participate in and otherwise realize the architecture of the internet.

“The PBL Playbook” and How PBL can Help You Innovate Inside the Box

The Principal of Change

My good friend and a colleague I highly respect, AJ Juliani, is offering an opportunity to get a copy of his book, “ The PBL Playbook ” by paying shipping and handling only.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Apply For The Sony KOOV Robotics Kit Pilot Program

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Apply For The Sony KOOV Robotics Kit Pilot Program by TeachThought Staff What Is The KOOV Pilot Program? Explore the coding and robotics kit with the KOOV Pilot Program from Sony.

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Technology and Education ReCap From Across the Web, w/e 11-17-18


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 142 Addressing Teacher Shortages By Creating Strong Work Environments

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Why You Shouldn't Limit Screen Time

The Innovative Educator

Read fear-mongering pieces like the click bate trio of stories that appeared in the New York Times this fall about the " Dark Consensus Around Screens ," and you'd think you can't be a good parent or educator unless you limit screen time. While such pieces prey on insecurities, make good headlines, and draw in concerned parents and teachers, at best such stories lack nuance. At worst they lack research.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Don’t forget about the A in STEAM!

eSchool News

Over the years, an increasing amount of schools nationwide have incorporated the STEM framework into their curriculum, engaging students around the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math.

When Values and Mission Guide Your Decisions


Being mindful of what is driving the decisions we make as educators is valuable. A good place to start is by defining our own core values. New principal Rita Platt shares a method for distilling those values and tells how she applied hers to several school decisions.

Why Choice Matters to Student Learning


Excerpted from “ Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement ” by Heather Wolpert-Gawron. The following is from the chapter “Give Us Choices.” ” . By Heather Wolpert-Gawron. In 1971, Starbucks opened in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

For Research Students- 14 Seminal Works on Discourse Analysis

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Discourse analysis is an interdisciplinary area of study that combines a multitude of theories, methods, and analytical procedures. Approaches to discourses analysis vary according to ones more

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

The Tempered Radical

eSchool News

This week’s #BloggerMondays blog is The Tempered Radical by Bill Ferriter, a sixth-grade teacher from Raleigh, North Carolina. Ferriter shares his experiences as a classroom teacher openly, highlighting his good days and bad.

Some Useful Professional Development Resources for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today we spent sometime going through our PD archive and pulled out these three resources to help teachers with their professional development. Each of these resources features a number more

Always feel rushed in class? How to let go of the GOOD to make time for the GREAT

The Cornerstone for Teachers

In this episode of the Truth for Teachers podcast, we’re talking about how to let go of the good so you can make time for the great.