Educator Voices

Sarah Pope drives to work every day. It takes the cognitive neuroscientist 10 minutes to get to her lab at the University of Texas at Austin, and 10 minutes to get back home. She thought it was the fastest route, until one day a roadblock forced her to take a back road, which cut her commute time...
Dear Students, Asking For Help Is A Strength contributed by Penny Kostaras I am a K-12 learning coach. My approach is comprehensive – executive functioning, time management, and academic content. A trend I’ve noticed over my career is a winter influx of bewildered freshman, and I am always...
What Is The MAP Reading Fluency Test? A Literacy Assessment Tool For Teachers by TeachThought Staff This is sponsored content. NWEA.org asked us to let you know about the tool but we created all content free from editorial influence. We focused it objectively on clarifying the tool and its features...
44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom’s Taxonomy contributed by Peter Pappas My interest in reflective thinking is rooted in a simple but powerful statement by Donald Finkel who wrote that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” (Teaching...
As an extension of the conversation I started in last week’s Lead Smarter post, I shared the following thought in Twitter: Quick reminder: Posting your objective on the board isn’t a best practice. Making students aware of what they are expected to learn is a best practice. Those aren...

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