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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.

When Students Study What They Can Still Change

When Students Study What They Can Still Change by Terry Heick I was reading the surprisingly enlightening comments section of a YouTube video when I ran across an interesting idea: the energizing effect of making education contemporary. In this context, contemporary education didn’t refer to the use of technology, or modern curriculum framing tools imposed […]

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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation by TeachThought Staff A decent working definition of intrinsic motivation is “motivation that stems directly from an action rather than a reward.” Dr. Richard Ryan and Edward Deci explain in their Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions & New Directions. “Intrinsic motivation is defined as the doing of an activity […]

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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation

The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation contributed by Iain Lancaster What motivates students? And further, what motivates them to be engaged at school? The answers here vary dramatically and can have a huge impact on each and every student. Let’s start with the obvious line of answers. “everyone goes to school,” or “everyone needs an education […]

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25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset

25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset by Saga Briggs, InformED What if your true learning potential was unknown, even unknowable, at best?   What if it were impossible to foresee what you could accomplish with a few years of passion, toil, and training? According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, this isn’t some hypothetical […]

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Boy Teased For Wearing Fila Shoes Drops Knowledge In Response

Boy Teased For Wearing Fila Shoes Drops Knowledge In Response by TeachThought Staff If 10-year-old Nyeeam Hudson of New Jersey doesn’t end up as President of the United States, he certainly has the potential for a career as an educator. See also: 52 Of Our Favorite Inspirational Quotes For Teachers The quick version is that Hudson was […]

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‘The Objective’ As Read By Wendell Berry

‘The Objective’ As Read By Wendell Berry by Terry Heick I recently attended a screening of a documentary on Wendell Berry at the Louisville Speed Art Museum. TeachThought Professional Development Director Drew Perkins and I took in what was then called ‘The Seer’ back in July. Now titled ‘Look & See” out of, if I’m […]

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