The GDCF Comedy Break: What Teacher’s Brains Look Like

Don't you just love it when people who aren't teachers tell you how easy teaching is? At any given time, teacher's brains are full to capacity with stuff we can't even imagine. From ABCs and 123s to professional development and beyond, it's amazing what...

10 Assignment Checklist Questions Learners Should Always Ask

When it comes time to grade assignments from your learners, anything can happen. From incomplete or unlabelled work to chronic illegibility and partial referencing, it's all on the table. To that end, this list of useful assignment checklist...

7 Free Resources for Exploring 7 Popular Education Trends

Education trends are a fascinating and ever-changing entity. Seeing where things are going in your chosen field is always interesting. However, how are popular education trends measured? Also, once you've got them, how do you merge them into...

40 Positive Life Lessons Teachers Can Share With Their Kids

Editor's note: This is an updated version of our list of positive life lessons we can share with our students. Sometimes there are many positive life lessons that we often wish we'd learned earlier than we did. That's okay—after all, isn't the human journey all about...

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The Best Web Resources for Makerspace Project Ideas

Makerspaces are becoming a big deal for schools all over the world. In these unique areas, student ingenuity takes the lead. From primary to senior grades makerspaces drive innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Since their popularity...

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Primary Students Solving World Hunger One Seed at a Time

Is the idea of primary students solving world hunger hard to believe? Not according to Lindsay Doughty, a primary school teacher at GEMS Dubai American Academy. She became inspired recently by a story we shared about students reporting what they considered...

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5 Team Building Games That Teach You Critical Thinking Skills

Team building games offer students fun opportunities to hone critical skills for success in the modern workplace. Students (and future employees!) that value teamwork are more motivated and creative. They're also better at problem solving and communicating with one...

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What Student Understanding Means and How To Measure It

What is student understanding and how do we measure it? What sets the master teacher apart from the amateur? The masters have perfected assessment for understanding, rather than simply knowledge. However, in their oft-quoted book Understanding...

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