When Students Study What They Can Still Change

When Students Study What They Can Still Change by Terry Heick I was reading the surprisingly enlightening comments section of a YouTube video when I ran across an interesting idea: the energizing effect of making education contemporary. In this context, contemporary...

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Why The Best Teachers Change Their Minds

Why The Best Teachers Change Their Minds by Terry Heick When I first started teaching, I thought essay writing was the ideal form of assessment. If students could “write intelligently” about an idea (or the big idea of a certain academic standard), they understood. If...

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What Kind Of Student Should School Produce?

What Kind Of Student Should School Produce? by Terry Heick What kind of student should school produce? That’s a big question. Let’s backup and look at the recent collision of science and government in the United States as a kind of context. Slate recently published an...

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How To Up Your Llama Llama Red Pajama Game

How To Up Your Llama Llama Red Pajama Game by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD We wouldn't recommend playing this version for your kids as a substitute for reading it to them as their is a bit of an "adult-ish" spin toward the end but it's definitely a fun...

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12 Alternatives To Letter Grades In Education

12 Alternatives To Letter Grades In Education by Terry Heick Grow with >> TeachThought PD Assessment Workshops Few artifacts of formal learning are as iconic as the letter grade. What can I do to get an A? She’s a C student. He’s always gotten As and Bs in all...

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Why Students Should Read

Why Students Should Read by Terry Heick Grow with >> TeachThought PD Literacy Workshops Lately, there’s something about reading that’s bothering me about how we teach reading and writing. I’ve written about it before and said a lot of what I say here, but never...

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6 Questions Hattie Didn’t Ask But Could Have

6 Questions Hattie Didn’t Ask But Could Have by Terry Heick If you’re familiar with John Hattie’s meta-analyses and it hasn’t given you fits, it may be worth a closer look.If you missed it, in 2009, John Hattie released the results of a massive amount of work (work he...

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4 Steps Towards A More Personal Classroom

4 Ways To Get Started With Personalized Learning contributed by Linda Pruett Grow with >> TeachThought PD Differentiation Workshops Personalized learning is a key to transforming education. What is personalized learning? It is meeting the kids where they are –...

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8 Reasons To Attend TeachThought PBL #Grow17

Join us July 17-19 for our inaugural #Grow17 conference. 8 Reasons To Attend TeachThought PBL #Grow17 by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Register for PBL #Grow17 This summer, TeachThought will be hosting our inaugural #Grow17 open-registration event to meet...

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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation

The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation by Iain Lancaster Here’s a question we don’t think about often enough: “What motivates students to be engaged at school?” The answers to this vary dramatically and can have a huge impact on each and every student. Let’s start...

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