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What Are The Best Graphic Organizers For Promoting Critical Thinking?

What Are The Best Graphic Organizers For Promoting Critical Thinking? Graphic organizers may be one of the most accessible, adaptable, and underrated tools for promoting critical thinking. Think about it. They can be used for just about any purpose in the classroom, from note-taking, brainstorming, and making connections, to delegating responsibilities and reflecting upon one’s …

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4 Dos And Don’ts Of Effective Elementary School Classroom Management

Elementary school teachers are true superheroes. If you were to observe an elementary school classroom for one school day, you would be amazed at how many skills, tools, and talents teachers utilize to engage students in learning, anticipate and prevent conflicts, and model positive community participation.  Elementary school teachers are up early. They work on …

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Some Thoughts On Knowledge And Knowledge Limits

Knowledge is limited. Knowledge deficits are unlimited. Knowing something–all of the things you don’t know collectively is a form of knowledge. There are many forms of knowledge–let’s think of knowledge in terms of physical weights, for now. Vague awareness is a ‘light’ form of knowledge: low weight and intensity and duration and urgency. Then specific …

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Alternatives To Bloom’s Taxonomy

6 Alternatives To Bloom’s Taxonomy For Teachers by TeachThought Staff At the end of the day, teaching is about learning and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and flexible assessments forms, constantly improving our sense of what understanding looks like–during mobile learning, during project-based learning, and in a flipped classroom–can …

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Pandemic or no, kids are still getting — and spreading — head lice

Like the coronavirus, all these bugs depend on human sociability. Unfortunately, the measures that many reopened schools have taken to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 — masks, hand-washing, vaccination — do little to deter the spread of the head louse. However, physical distancing, such as spacing desks 3 feet apart, should be helping, if it’s …

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Should schools require the COVID vaccine? Many experts say it’s too soon

1. The first school vaccine mandates date back more than 200 years LA Johnson/NPR In 1818, the King of Wittenberg, in east-central Germany, issued what appears to have been the first school vaccination requirement, for smallpox. The king decreed: “No person to be received into any school, college or charitable institution; be bound apprentice to …

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Alternatives To Bloom’s Taxonomy

6 Alternatives To Bloom’s Taxonomy For Teachers by TeachThought Staff At the end of the day, teaching is about learning and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and flexible assessments forms, constantly improving our sense of what understanding looks like–during mobile learning, during project-based learning, and in a flipped classroom–can …

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When can kids take off their masks in school? Here’s what some experts say

In a statement to NPR, a spokesperson said, “CDC continues to recommend universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels. At this time, there are no changes, however, as the science changes, we will update our guidance as needed.” CDC director Rochelle …

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Students are still struggling to get internet. The infrastructure law could help

She made it through the semester without failing, but after that she was done. Begay didn’t sign up for classes the next semester, despite being only a handful of credits away from her goal: an associate degree in health occupations. In many parts of the country, access to a strong internet connection isn’t a given. …

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