50 smart ideas for project-based learning
At TeachThought, we’re huge fans of project-based learning.
While there is no magic bullet of practice, program, or framework that automatically produces progressive and effective learning, what makes project-based learning exceptional is its flexibility. As it is, first and foremost, simply a curriculum planning tool, so much other ‘good stuff’ that can support learning (game-based learning, learning simulations, place-based education, self-directed learning, etc.) can all be ’embedded’ in project-based learning. READ MORE
8 steps to making feedback more effective
Feedback has the potential to have a powerful effect on student learning, and this year, with estimated student learning loss of four to five months for math and reading respectively, that impact will be more important than ever. In his meta-analysis of feedback studies, John Hattie emphasizes that it’s not how much feedback is given that matters—the feedback must be successfully received, processed, and applied. For students to benefit from feedback, they must have the opportunity to act on it. READ MORE
We Are Teachers
It’s a big question, right? One that most teachers have asked themselves at least once in their career. Am I meant to be a teacher? What if I don’t see teaching as a calling but just as a profession? We asked educators to tell us how they knew they were meant to be teachers. Their responses are as unique and impactful as teachers themselves. READ MORE
3 ways STEM learning supports the future of work
To succeed in college and the workplace, students require a solid foundation in STEM learning. Experience in these subjects does not only benefit aspiring scientists and engineers–it’s essential for all students.
In fact, between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent. Even positions in traditionally non-STEM fields (estimated to grow by 9 percent) will require some sort of technological knowledge. READ MORE