The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

The Inconvenient Truths About Assessmentby Terry HeickFor in-person professional development from TeachThought on effective assessment (or any other topic your school or district might need), contact us today.1. In terms of pedagogy, the primary purpose of an...
Think Like A Fitbit: Measuring What We Value

Think Like A Fitbit: Measuring What We Value

There appears to be a massive disconnect between the math students we want to create and the math students we are creating. There’s a dissonance between our purpose and our practice.

The Thing About Homework

The Thing About Homework

The Thing About Homeworkby Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PDAs schools around the United States get restarted for another year so does the annual debate about homework. Should there be mandatory homework? How much is appropriate? Does it further disadvantage...
How The Culture Of Achievement Is Hurting Our Schools

How The Culture Of Achievement Is Hurting Our Schools

How The Culture Of Achievement Is Hurting Our Schoolsby Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PDAchievement sounds great doesn’t it? What parent doesn’t want their child to achieve? What teacher doesn’t hope their students achieve at a high level?...
Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought?

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought?

Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought?by Terry Heick, Director of TeachThoughtThinking is troublesome.For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts and reaches out uncertainly towards moments...