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The Point Of School Isn’t To Get Good At School

The Point Of School Isn’t To Get Good At School

The Point Of School Isn’t To Get Good At School by Grant Wiggins GROW >> contact TeachThought PD Ed note: On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to...
Create A Curriculum That Questions The Purpose Of Knowledge

Create A Curriculum That Questions The Purpose Of Knowledge

“Curriculum that questions the purpose of knowledge.” by Terry Heick Looking to grow your school? Contact TeachThought PD In our recent post, Education’s Curious Fascination With Uniformity, reader James Foss left a useful comment that had within it an interesting...
The First Step In Teaching Students To Think For Themselves

The First Step In Teaching Students To Think For Themselves

The First Step In Teaching Students To Think For Themselves by Terry Heick Grow with >> TeachThought PD Workshops The first step in helping students think for themselves just might be to help them see who they are and where they are. If we truly want students to...
The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick For in-person professional development from TeachThought on how to create an effective learning environment in your classroom or school, contact us today. Wherever we are, we’d all like to...
25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently by Julie DuNeen, Sketch Note Via Janet Hamilton If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. Most likely you will hear...
Education & Our Strange Culture Of Bad Homework Assignments

Education & Our Strange Culture Of Bad Homework Assignments

Education & Our Strange Culture Of Bad Homework Assignments by TeachThought Staff & Paul Moss Homework in elementary school has an ‘effect size of zero.’ We’ve written about John Hattie’s seminal aggregation of data on what works in formal education before,...

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