How To Connect Schools And Communities

Education

by Terry Heick It’s possible that there is no time in the history of education that our systems of educating have been so out of touch with the communities. Growing populations, shifting communities, and increasingly inwardly-focused schools all play a role. In light of the access of modern technology, social media, and new learning models [&hellip

The Pedagogy Of The Oppressed Freire –

Education

by TeachThought Staff Paulo Freire’s “The Pedagogy of the Oppressed” is a foundational text in educational theory. Its enduring significance stems from its profound critique of traditional teaching and learning methods. Written in the 1960s, this influential work remains as relevant today as it was at the time of its publication, offering insights

Learning Goals Examples for College Students –

Education

Setting specific goals isn’t just about ticking off checkboxes; it’s about charting a path toward academic excellence and personal growth. As a college student, you juggle lectures, exams, and study sessions. That’s where learning goals come into play—they help you focus, measure your progress, and keep your eyes on the prize, whether acing your fi

How To Sync Your Classroom

Education

by TeachThought Staff In just the last decade, the image of technology in the classroom has shifted from rows of desktops in a dedicated computer lab (all facing the same direction) to one where a variety of different devices coexist, often uneasily, in and out of the lab. The role of the teacher, on the […]

The Relationship Between Reading And Critical Literacy

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by Terry Heick Phonemic awareness is knowing that certain letters make certain sounds. Phonemic awareness is knowing that sounds can blend together in predictable and unpredictable ways. Phonemic awareness is about loving the sounds that letters can make, then noticing common patterns across symbols, media, and languages. Phonemic awareness makes d

The 33 Best Books For Students Who Don’t Like To Read

Education

“Let’s get out our [independent/book club/whole class] books and open to page __!” At least one student in the room experiences a shudder of disdain and a wave of despondency each time such words are uttered (many more students are likely experiencing this emotional response to the dread of reading on the inside). Why Do […]

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