Who We Are
TeachThought, LLC is a fluid platform dedicated to supporting educators in evolving learning for a 21st century audience.
This starts with thought leadership and practical solutions for K-20 teachers via this blog.
It then extends to our design of learning models, curricula, apps, and other progressive learning tools to experiment with what works and what does not using data-driven and research-supported thinking.
TeachThought is primarily interested in exploring new learning models, including blended learning, project-based learning, self-directed learning, and the role of play in learning while also supporting existing K-20 educators as they seek to improve their own craft in practice today.
In that way, we strive to balance the rhetoric of “What if?” future scenarios with the persistent integration of new tools and thinking in classrooms in the here and now.
In pursuit, we’re starting small. Some blogging and related publishing, some networking and presenting, and curriculum as well. This foundation will then be followed up by an open-source school model that can be adapted to fit local needs anywhere on the planet, and then a series of brick-and-mortar schools that attempt to realize the potential of blended and self-directed learning in replacing the teaching of content with the teaching of how to learn.
Our pathway beyond that involves content, apps, and the kind of connectivity that can reach anyone on the planet at any given time—and in the process replacing consumption with production, and making it cool again to be smart.
TeachThought’s mantra is simple: learn better.
Our mission is modest enough–to create a modern enlightenment that results in healthy communities and truly interdependent citizens.
We believe that this can happen much more simply than it’d seem. The secret is to change the way people think about learning. It’s possible more than ever to create learning spaces that are personalized, self-directed, social, and rigorous. This requires new tools and models, but more importantly a paradigm shift in how people thinking of the learning process–and all people, not just educators. Because in the 21st century, we’re all educators.
And we all can learn better.
What Makes TeachThought Different?
There are a lot of great blogs and organizations out there. What makes TeachThought unique is our macro view of the learning process, from culture and community to specific classroom practice.
TeachThought is a fluid platform that explores the best in learning innovation. We connect K-20 educators not only with resources and ideas, but models, frameworks and curricula. Many blogs cover progressive education and trending topics, but TeachThought also seeks to support the implementation of innovative learning.
It is our position that all learning should result in substantive personal and social change.
Our ideas are heavily influenced from a wide variety of thinkers, from Wendell Berry to Edward Wilson, David Hume to Henry David Thoreau, Jean Paul Sarte to Jeremy Bentham, Bena Kallick to Art Costa, Ken Robinson to Daniel Pink, Maria Popova to Grant Wiggins–and countless souls in between.
This concept includes the relationship between culture, communities, and the institutions and curriculum purported to serve them, as well as emerging technologies and media.
TeachThought partners with other progressive educators who have niches they expertly/passionately fill, including (in alphabetical order):
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