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Designing Curriculum That Teachers Will Actually Use

Designing Curriculum That Teachers Will Actually Use

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 going to go back and re-share his most...

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation by TeachThought Staff A decent working definition of intrinsic motivation is "motivation that stems directly from an action rather than a reward." Teachers often think of the idea of motivation in terms of student engagement but...

Chasing The Definition Of An Academic Argument

Chasing The Definition Of An Academic Argument

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 going to go back and re-share his most...

How Single-Point Rubrics Can Improve Student Work

How Single-Point Rubrics Can Improve Student Work

How Single-Point Rubrics Can Improve Student Work by Drew Perkins Developing and using rubrics with students has long been a challenge for educators. Sometimes it's an afterthought for teachers once they've planned their lesson or unit. It's most definitely an...

Tone In Teaching: 20 Words That Can Change How Students Think

Tone In Teaching: 20 Words That Can Change How Students Think

Tone In Teaching: 20 Words That Change How Students Think by Terry Heick While I often talk about 'scale' as one of the primary challenges in education--and have also wondered about curriculum, too--a more subversive concept constantly at play throughout education is...

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