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....
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?...