Educator Voices

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sam Larson was looking for loopholes. Crouched on the floor of a sunny student building at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Sam was surrounded by cardboard, scissors, rulers and about a dozen other high school students. All of them were attending a residential summer “...
9 Ways To Support A Culture Of Wellness In Your School by TeachThought Staff How can you create a culture of wellness in your school or classroom? General wellness is an important concept for leading a healthy life wrapped up in a generic term. What does wellness look like and how can you...
When Emily Esfahani Smith went to college and embarked on her adult life she thought the key to a happy life was success. She was looking for the perfect job, boyfriend and apartment. But the longer she chased the things she thought would make her happy, the more anxious and adrift she felt. So she...
12 Alternatives To Letter Grades In Education by Terry Heick Ed note: This post was originally published in November of 2012 and has been updated several times, most recently in December of 2018 with updated links, language, and imagery Few artifacts of formal learning are as iconic as the letter...
Discussion: What Are Teachers Responsible For? by TeachThought Staff The processes of teaching and learning are an ongoing negotiation between teacher, student, and content. As a culture, we are in the habit of creating expectations for teachers and not students because they’re adults and...

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