5 Mistakes I Made As A New Teacher

5 Mistakes I Made As A New Teacher

5 Mistakes I Made As A New Teacherby Robyn JacksonI’ve been talking to teachers lately about creating an environment in their classrooms where students are free to make mistakes and supported in learning from their mistakes. I argue that learning from mistakes can be...
10 Ways Traditional Classrooms Punish Mistakes In Learning

10 Ways Traditional Classrooms Punish Mistakes In Learning

contributed by Miriam CliffordThe greatest mistake I ever made in my education was failing a physics course at Cornell.  I opted to take an auto-tutorial class that did not require calculus because I was afraid to make math errors. Up until this point, I had never...
Correcting The Deficit In Critical Thinking

Correcting The Deficit In Critical Thinking

Correcting The Deficit In Critical Thinkingby Terry HeickAs a culture, we have a thought crisis–namely, a harmful and enduring refusal and/or inability to think well and think critically.This is just an opinion but I hope not a radical one. To clarify why this...
Why Teachers–Not Schools–Are The Real Institutions

Why Teachers–Not Schools–Are The Real Institutions

Why Teachers–Not Schools–Are The Real Institutionsby TeachThought Staff“I am a teacher, therefore I teach,” is a phrase that seems to describe your job pretty well. After all, teaching is what you are getting paid for.But times are changing and such narrow...
How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Differentby Terry HeickThis post was one of our earliest posts from Terry Heick in very early 2012. It has now been updated and republished.In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of...
10 Ways To Honor Mistakes In The Learning Process

10 Ways To Honor Mistakes In The Learning Process

Turning Mistakes Into Learning Opportunitiesby TeachThought StaffToday, if you asked me about my most memorable learning failures, I will tell you I am glad they happened.  My errors have made me a better teacher and learner.  I can now relate to students who have a...