10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching

10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching

by Terry HeickMy first year of teaching was a blur.At the time, it didn’t feel like a blur. It felt a joyous, adrenaline-fueled rush of lessons, meetings, and new relationships. But in hindsight, it was definitely a blur. And now, years later, I can see a few simple...
What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers by Terry Heick Preface: I’m (very clearly) not a neurologist. While I often have dedicated a lot of thought and research into things I write, sometimes I write about things in order tounderstand them–or...
Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachersby TeachThought StaffPart of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning process–teaching strategies, writing pieces, etc.Which is what makes the following chart from Kathleen Cushman’s Fires...
48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area

48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area

48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area by Ashley McCann  Critical thinking is the heart and soul of learning, and–in our estimation anyway–ultimately more important than any one specific content area or subject matter. It’s also an over-used and rather...