The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum Of Choice

The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum Of Choice

The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum of Choice What is the difference between a teacher-centered and learner-driven classroom? We’ve taken a look at examples of student-centered teaching before. It’s both a subtle (in theory) and dramatic (in function) shift...
When School Is Nothing Like The World Students Live In

When School Is Nothing Like The World Students Live In

When School Is Nothing Like The World Students Live In by Terry Heick Reading recently through Edutopia’s resources on informal learning, the distinction between formal and informal learning resonated more strongly now than ever. As a classroom teacher, this...
What Teachers Can Change

What Teachers Can Change

What Teachers Can Change by Terry Heick John Hattie’s Visible Learning meta-analyses is can’t-miss reading on teaching and learning. In the book, Hattie extracts data from over 50,000 studies in an attempt to uncover what the data says works. In that way, he isn’t...
10 Rhetorical Questions To Create New Ideas For Learning

10 Rhetorical Questions To Create New Ideas For Learning

10 Rhetorical Questions To Create New Ideas For Learning by Terry Heick Lately I’ve found myself squinting a bit at some of the practices and structures in teaching and learning. This squinting is less about efficiency or performance, but rather what effect each piece...
Stop Chasing Students And Lead Them Instead

Stop Chasing Students And Lead Them Instead

Stop Chasing Students And Lead Them Instead by Terry Heick Teachers are used to hearing about new ideas in education—changes in instruction, technology, and curriculum that are going to fix what’s broken. The trouble is, these changes are so difficult to...
Will You Still Be Teaching Next Year?

Will You Still Be Teaching Next Year?

Will You Still Be Teaching Next Year? by Terry Heick Are you coming back next year? Teaching, I mean. Will you be back? Not to the same classroom. I don’t mean the same grade level or content area or school or even the same district. I’m asking about whether or not...
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