How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity

How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education It was not that long ago when I did a workshop where the staff from the Dodge Foundation (who were funding my work at the time) took me aside at the break because they were...

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Life Isn’t Fair, But Education Should Be

Life Isn’t Fair, But Education Should Be by Terry Heick Let’s take a moment to separate some ideas that get confused. As a backdrop, let’s consider that there is inherent inaccessibility of education. There is a sentiment that those working from...

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When Robots Replace Teachers

When Robots Replace Teachers by Terry Heick We’ve known for decades now that eventually, robots will replace all of us. Robots in factories. Robots that will clean your house. Robots that will diagnose your illness. Robots that will write poetry and compose symphonies...

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How To Create Learning Through Play: A Spectrum

How To Create Learning Through Play by Terry Heick This post has been updated from a 2013 post.  We’ve talked before about the role of play in learning, and this is an idea that I’m becoming fascinated with. It’s also a bit of a tough nut to crack. What exactly is...

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Facilitating For Inquiry In PBL With #GrowChat

Facilitating For Inquiry In PBL With #GrowChat  by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD As our summer professional learning event, TeachThought PBL #Grow17, draws closer we're excited about the different ways we can engage with our audience around the focus of...

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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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