What Is The Purpose Of School?

What Is The Purpose Of School?

What Is The Purpose Of School? by Terry Heick ed note: this post has been updated from previous publishing The idea of ‘work’ is present in most modern educational discussion almost entirely under the terms ‘career readiness.’ This itself is an interesting failure, as...
The Characteristics Of A Good School

The Characteristics Of A Good School

The Characteristics Of A Good Schoolby Terry HeickFor professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us; this post has been updated and republished from a previous versionWhen a society changes, so then must its...
How To Never Run Out Of New Ideas As A Teacher

How To Never Run Out Of New Ideas As A Teacher

How To Never Run Out Of New Ideas As A Teacherby Terry HeickAs an educator, ideas are everything.If educating, as a verb, was merely a matter of execution, ideas would be less important. In a standardized circumstance for example, like a factory, new ideas have less...
A New Definition For Equity In Education

A New Definition For Equity In Education

A New Definition For Equity In Education by Terry Heick *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com In a profession increasingly full of angst and positioning and corrective policy, there are few ideas as easy to get behind as equity. Equal. Equality....
We Can’t Teach As Fast As Things Change

We Can’t Teach As Fast As Things Change

We Can’t Teach As Fast As Things Changeby Terry HeickWe can’t teach as fast as things change.By things I mean information. Perspectives. Ideologies. What’s socially acceptable and what’s not. Our collective cultural biases and intellectual prejudices.Educultural views...
18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessmentby Terry Heick1. In terms of pedagogy, the primary purpose of an assessment is to provide data to revise planned instruction. It should provide an obvious answer to the question, ‘What next?’ What now?”2....