12 Things Schools Could Be Instead Of Schools

12 Things Schools Could Be Instead Of Schools

12 Things Schools Could Be Instead Of Schoolsby Terry HeickWhat else could schools be?Instead of schools, I mean. Or at least as we think of the word ‘school,’ anyway. The more I think about it, the more this is about semantics and language than education innovation...
13 Standards For A Near-Future School

13 Standards For A Near-Future School

13 Standards For A Near-Future Schoolby Terry HeickIn 2018, an “unconnected classroom”—that is, one without social components, digital media output, authentic and highly visible school-to-school and school-to-community functions, and personal learning for each student...
What Is Really, Truly ‘Best For The Kids’?

What Is Really, Truly ‘Best For The Kids’?

What Is Really, Truly ‘Best For The Kids’?by Terry HeickWhat’s best for the kids.I remember hearing this phrase when I was handed a towering stack of fluency probes that represented about 3-4 hours of “in addition to” work per week.I...
Learning Is Different Than Education

Learning Is Different Than Education

Learning Is Different Than Educationby Terry HeickEd note: This post has been updated from an early 2013 post.“…all our problems tend to gather under two questions about knowledge: Having the ability and desire to know, how and what should we learn? And, having...