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Learning is a process of acquiring knowledge, but more crucially acquiring the habits and tendencies to transfer that knowledge in personally meaningful circumstances.

How I Learned Differentiation

How I Learned Differentiation by Jessica Hocket As middle and high school student, I had few choices in learning and few opportunities for work I would have called “fun” or even worthwhile. As a teacher, I pledged to make better use of adolescents’ time and let them choose from meaningful tasks whenever possible. Looking back through […]

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The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary

The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education This is number 7 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. In the […]

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A Call For Homeschool 2.0

A Call For Homeschool 2.0 by Terry Heick Recently, Emma Thompson made (some) British headlines for deciding to homeschool her daughter. Schoolimprovements.net responded cynically, but not much differently than I’ve heard from other teachers, writing: “I have no comment on this individual case, but I myself increasingly perplexed by the apparently growing gap between the […]

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. […]

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Peace Posters: A Collection Of Visuals Designed by Students

 Peace Posters: A Collection Of Visuals Designed by Students by TeachThought Staff The modern internet–memes, gif animations, and infographics for days, but of cats. What about peace? That’s (something in the universe of) what an educator thought for herself recently when she reflected on the power of the visual world wide web while lamenting the […]

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A New Priority? Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School

A New Priority: Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School From a press release MADISON, Wis. — Over the course of 12 weeks, twice a week, the prekindergarten students learned their ABCs. Attention, breath and body, caring practice — clearly not the standard letters of the alphabet. Rather, these 4- and 5-year-olds in the Madison Metropolitan School […]

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What If Schools Helped Students Identify And Scale Their Gifts?

What If Schools Helped Students Identify And Scale Their Gifts? by Drew Perkins, International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education Recently while reading the most recent Fast Company magazine I came across an article entitled The Startup Revolution is About to Surge Again and was intrigued by the applications to education. What instantly struck me was the dichotomy […]

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My Journey Teaching Through Passion-Based Learning

My Journey Teaching Through Passion-Based Learning by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net Ed note: This is the first part of a two-post mini-series (can you call two posts a mini-series?) The second part of this post will be published tomorrow morning, and will focus on the design cycle of genius hour and passion-based learning. For the past eight […]

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