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25 Of The Most Misunderstood Ideas In Education

25 Of The Most Misunderstood Ideas In Education

25 Of The Most Misunderstood Ideas In Education by Terry Heick There's a lot of misunderstanding in education, and that makes sense because it's an 'industry' with tremendous external pressure to change but an extraordinary kind of inertia internally that keeps it...

20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching

20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching

20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching by TeachThought Staff What makes an effective teacher? Or more specifically, what observable characteristics might you see and hear? The University of Minnesota offered some observable characteristics of effective...

How A Good Teacher Becomes Great

How A Good Teacher Becomes Great

How A Good Teacher Becomes Greatby Terry HeickGood teachers are amazing--and rare.The ignorance of the Those who can’t, teach mantra is frightening--being a good teacher is an incredible challenge to achieve consistently.Good teachers use data to drive instruction,...

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum

by Terry Heick "Failing Forward" is a relatively recent entry into our cultural lexicon--at least as far has headlines go anyway--that has utility for students and teachers. Popularized from the book of the same name, the idea behind failing forward is to see failing...

The Difference Between Googling And Inquiry-Based Learning

The Difference Between Googling And Inquiry-Based Learning

The Difference Between Search And Inquiryby Terry HeickEd note: This post is part 2 of 2 in a mini-series on Google and student inquiry. Part 1 can be seen here.As we recently talked about, Google impacts thinking by putting a universe of information at the end of any...

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think by Terry Heick Ed note: This post is part 1 of 2 in a mini-series on Google and student inquiry. Part 2 can be seen here. It's always revealing to watch learners research. When trying to understand complex questions often as...

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