Why Being Wrong Is Actually A Good Thing

Why Being Wrong Is Actually A Good Thing

Why Being Wrong Is Actually A Good Thingby Terry HeickBeing wrong is only ‘bad’ if the consequences of that ‘wrong’ outweigh the benefits (and potential future benefits) of becoming right.David Deutsch wrote about this idea over on Nautilus a few years ago, but I saw...
Thinking About A Lack Of Thinking

Thinking About A Lack Of Thinking

by Grant Wiggins, Ph.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...
12 Principles Of Modern Learning

12 Principles Of Modern Learning

12 Principles Of Modern Learningby TeachThought StaffWhat are the principles of modern learning?Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ Richard Olsen  put together this useful visual way, way back...
Everything You Know About Curriculum May Be Wrong. Really.

Everything You Know About Curriculum May Be Wrong. Really.

Everything You Know About Curriculum May Be Wrong. Really. by Grant Wiggins 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...
Students Aren’t Products

Students Aren’t Products

Students Aren’t Productsby Terry HeickNow nearly two decades into the 21st Century, we should have a look around. What you see is 21st Century teaching and learning. This is it.So where are we? In a bit of a funk, mainly in how we see ourselves and what we...
What Is The Taxonomy Of Significant Learning?

What Is The Taxonomy Of Significant Learning?

The Taxonomy Of Significant Learningby Terry HeickThere isn’t a whole lot to the Taxonomy Of Significant Learning, but what’s there is useful to help frame how you design learning experiences for students.As a preface, I should say that I have not been...