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How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’ – TeachThought PD

  • The following poster is going up in my classroom this coming year to remind them of the different possibilities for getting help if and when they get stuck on a learning task: – – – – The bottom line becomes facilitating learner self-reliance knowing that these are skills learners can…
  • Research has demonstrated that engaging students in the learning process increases their attention and focus, motivates them to practice higher-level critical thinking skills and promotes meaningful learning experiences (Engaging students in learning).
  • (Scaffolding) – – By allowing students to learn from their mistakes, or circling back through the curriculum will allow more students to access your instruction and for you to have a better understanding of where they are at with their learning.
  • (Strategies and Practices That Can Help All Students Overcome Barriers) – – Focus on mastery of learning; mastery of skills.
  • Sal Khan of Khan Academy fame has a philosophy that focuses on mastery of learning and skills that applicable to all types of learning: – – A problem, Khan says, is the next block of material builds on what the student was supposed to learn in the last lesson, and…

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How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’ – TeachThought PD

What’s Your Theme Music? – TeachThought PD

  • Whats your theme music?
  • Tell us in the comments section below…if you could have theme music for your classroom or school what would it be?
  • As John Slade says in the clip below from the hilarious movie, Im Gonna Git You Sucka, Its my theme music, every good hero should have some.

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What’s Your Theme Music? – TeachThought PD

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)

  • This is the#3 Episode of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Courseshas more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers.
  • They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately.
  • The #3 Show of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast – – This week were counting down the top shows of the season!
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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)