When Students Study What They Can Still Change

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...
Why The Best Teachers Change Their Minds

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...
What Kind Of Student Should School Produce?

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...
The More I Lecture, The Less I Know If They Understand

The More I Lecture, The Less I Know If They Understand

The More I Lecture, The Less I Know If They Understand by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education I recently wrote that Understanding by Design is agnostic about any specific method or pedagogy. The bottom-line question has to do with validity: given the goals, what...
How #Grow17 Can Change Your Classroom Next Year

How #Grow17 Can Change Your Classroom Next Year

How #Grow17 Can Change Your Classroom or School Next Year by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Register for PBL #Grow17 Many years ago I taught in a middle school across the hall from a math teacher named Jim who perennially joked as the students walked out...
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