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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Differentby Terry HeickThis post was one of our earliest posts from Terry Heick in very early 2012. It has now been updated and republished.In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of...

10 Ways To Honor Mistakes In The Learning Process

Turning Mistakes Into Learning Opportunitiesby TeachThought StaffToday, if you asked me about my most memorable learning failures, I will tell you I am glad they happened.  My errors have made me a better teacher and learner.  I can now relate to students who have a...

You Have To Create Understanding By Design

You Have To Create Understanding By DesignEd note: We’re continuing to go back and share some of Grant’s best and most useful posts. by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic EducationA cardinal principle in aiming at understanding is that understanding requires different...

How Much Freedom Should A Teacher Have?

How Much Freedom Should A Teacher Have?by Grant Wiggins, Ed.DEd 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 contribute his content to our site....

I And You And Us: 30 Inspiring Messages For Students

I And You And Us: 30 Inspiring Messages For Studentsby Terry HeickThe premise is simple enough here: What are the kinds of messages that inspire students?We've talked about student engagement and motivational videos for teens, in addition to 'good class rules.'This is...

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