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Five Simple Strategies That Can Help Any Student Learn – Teach Thought Staff

Empowered with some basic information about how the mind and brain work during learning, teachers can plan to use some new strategies for supporting high student achievement. Through the years we have facilitated the use of brain-based strategies that help foster growth mindsets through the internalization of learning successes, individual choice, positive self-talk, and teacher … Continue reading Five Simple Strategies That Can Help Any Student Learn – Teach Thought Staff

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself – Marc Chernoff

Our previous article, 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself, was well received by most of our readers, but several of you suggested that we follow it up with a list of things to start doing.  In one reader’s words, “I would love to see you revisit each of these 30 principles, but instead of … Continue reading 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself – Marc Chernoff

7 Ways to Achieve High Levels of Classroom Productivity – Lee Watanabe-Crockett

When it comes to classroom productivity, the ideal classroom is a happy one. It means students are creating solutions and projects that have meaning and purpose. They gladly take initiatives and assume responsible ownership of class time. Above all, it means students are loving their learning. Achieving high levels of classroom productivity means making sure students are interested and invested … Continue reading 7 Ways to Achieve High Levels of Classroom Productivity – Lee Watanabe-Crockett

Top Ten Reasons Students Should Read More Whole Books and Fewer Passages and Packets by Cari White — Nerdy Book Club

This seems like a list that should be written by Captain Obvious, right? Of course students should read whole books from beginning to end! But does that really happen at your school? Or does the workroom copier groan under the load of stapled packets with “passages” and related multiple-choice questions? Are students unable to find […] … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons Students Should Read More Whole Books and Fewer Passages and Packets by Cari White — Nerdy Book Club

The 3 Keys To Becoming Irresistible – John Gorman

There’s a routine question asked in job interviews, first dates, table games and so on: What is the most important thing you look for in other people? There’s variations on this format (i.e. “What’s the most attractive quality you look for in a potential partner?” Or, “What’s your greatest strength?” And so on) but, in … Continue reading The 3 Keys To Becoming Irresistible – John Gorman

Reclaiming a Sense of Joy – Quick Strategies for Easing the Stress of Teaching by Shane Safir

It’s the end of the school year and I’m sitting with a young principal I coach who has deep expertise, heart, and know-how. Suddenly, she breaks down sobbing. “I’m miserable in this job,” she says. “I want to stay the course, but I don’t know how to get my head above water. I just don’t … Continue reading Reclaiming a Sense of Joy – Quick Strategies for Easing the Stress of Teaching by Shane Safir

Trauma Can Make it Hard for Kids To Learn, Here’s How Teachers Learn To Deal With That – Adeshina Emmanuel

There’s no debating that childhood trauma seriously impacts how students learn. Researchers have tied stressful events such as divorces, deportations, neglect, sexual abuse and gun violence to behavioral problems, lower math and reading scores, and poor health. The latest research, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, finds that children who endure severe stress are more likely … Continue reading Trauma Can Make it Hard for Kids To Learn, Here’s How Teachers Learn To Deal With That – Adeshina Emmanuel

You start getting bitter’: what I learned from 43 years in prison – Simon Hattenstone & Eric Allison

John Massey sits in a cafe called the Breakout, opposite Pentonville prison in north London. It’s six years since he broke out himself, scaling the nearby prison wall with a makeshift rope and hook. He was 64. Scotland Yard warned the public that the convicted murderer was potentially dangerous and should not be approached. Two … Continue reading You start getting bitter’: what I learned from 43 years in prison – Simon Hattenstone & Eric Allison

The Future of Social Media Education – Laura Tierney

Teens build relationships with friends through FaceTime and group chats. They nurture friendships with compliments on Instagram and Snapchat. They stay in touch with friends and family overseas with messages on WhatsApp. Social media is just how they socialize these days. Students are spending an average nine hours each day on their screens, according to … Continue reading The Future of Social Media Education – Laura Tierney

13 Things Highly Successful People Do Not Waste Their Mental Energy On – Brianna Wiest

Highly successful people (regardless of the variety of ways one could define being "successful") all seem to understand a few core principles. Chief among them is that it is not your time, but your energy, that is limited each day and therefore, needs to be carefully managed. This is why you hear stories of extremely accomplished people with … Continue reading 13 Things Highly Successful People Do Not Waste Their Mental Energy On – Brianna Wiest

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