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What Close Reading Actually Means

What Close Reading Actually Means

by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education 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 contribute his content to our site. Occasionally, we are...

6 Signs You’re Creating Confident Students

6 Signs You’re Creating Confident Students

Are You Creating Confident Students? by Terry Heick One approach to great teaching is facilitation: decentering yourself. Standing to the side, out of the students' way, and moving to more of a facilitative role of teaching. And one critical ingredient in such an...

What Great Teachers Know About Their Students

What Great Teachers Know About Their Students

 Creating Student-Centered Learning Profiles: What Great Teachers Know About Their Studentsby TeachThought StaffThis is part 2 of our #iteachthought series (because we refuse to say "back to school"--well, except for just then). Part 1 looked at classroom design,...

How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process

How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process

How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Processby Terry HeickGamification is simply the application of game-like mechanics to non-game 'things.'The big idea here is to encourage a desired behavior. In this way, 'gamification' amounts to installing mechanics...

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