Why Are Schools So Bad At Preparing Students For Modern Jobs?

Why Are Schools So Bad At Preparing Students For Modern Jobs?

Why Are Schools So Bad At Preparing Students For Modern Jobs?by TeachThought StaffIf schools are supposed to be training the workers of the future, the growing consensus is that most of them are not doing a very good job of it.In a trend that seems long overdue,...
10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years

10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years

10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years by Terry Heick Teachers are the arbitrators of knowledge and culture. Knowledge and culture are each dynamic, endlessly crashing and churning. This makes teaching significantly important and difficult work, and can...
12 Ideas That Will Probably Break Education

12 Ideas That Will Probably Break Education

12 Ideas That Will Probably Break Education by Terry Heick As education changes, it depends primarily on internal catalysts for that change. That is, the ‘things’ that change it are on the ‘inside’ of that system itself, most notably data, assessment, PLCs, and...
The Necessity Of Self-Criticism In Education

The Necessity Of Self-Criticism In Education

The Desperate Need For Self-Criticism in Education by Terry Heick To grow, teachers must be able to reflect critically on their own performance. Education is ‘actuated’ by teachers. It makes sense, then, that education should also be able to reflect critically on its...
The Problem With Most School Mission Statements

The Problem With Most School Mission Statements

The Problem With Most School Mission Statementsby Terry HeickRead your school mission statement, and tell me what you think.Respond in the comments if you can. Tell me who it seems written by, and for. Well, first come up with some idea in your head what a school...
Want To Change Education? You’d better Have These 6 Things

Want To Change Education? You’d better Have These 6 Things

Want To Change Education? You’d better Have These 6 Thingsby Terry HeickEvery afternoon, after failing to take a nap because I make everything harder than it has to be, I pout down to Starbucks for coffee and a book.Today a teacher I used to work with walked by, and...