Disruption & Innovation

8 Strategies To Improve Your School Without Anyone Noticing

8 Strategies To Improve Your School Without Anyone Noticing by Terry Heick Education reform is tricky. For one, so many teachers are wary of change. Not improvement, mind you, but change for the sake of change–shifting from one program or “research-based strategy” to another, endlessly. Year after year. So many trends in learning are simply […]

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What’s Wrong With EdTech?

What’s Wrong With Education Technology? by Terry Heick Mobile applications–or apps–have served an important role in the evolution of what’s possible in a classroom. Libraries and textbooks and teachers have been the traditional portals to information in education. This had many benefits, including a very even, aligned, and uniform learning experience for students. Like apps, textbooks are […]

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The Problem With Evidence-Led Innovation

The Problem With Evidence-Led Innovation by Conrad Wolfram, Computer-Based Math Ed note: TeachThought is ecstatic to announce that Conrad Wolfram (of Wolfram Knowledge Engine and Computer-Based Math acclaim) will be publishing with us. Below, you can find his first post. You can also find his personal site here.) Earlier this week I was part of […]

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Ep. 33 Innovating Education At High Tech High With Larry Rosenstock

Ep. 33 Innovating Education At High Tech High With Larry Rosenstock by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 33 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with Larry Rosenstock, co-founder and CEO of High Tech High, about their approach in designing, sustaining and refining their approach as an education innovation. Links & Resources […]

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4 Things Innovative Schools Have In Common

4 Things Innovative Schools Have In Common by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education A recent list of 13 innovative schools is interesting because it is so diverse. Clearly innovation and creativity is not one dimensional. Some of the schools on the list are considered innovative because of the way they use their learning […]

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12 Barriers To Innovation In Education

12 Barriers To Innovation In Education  by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been reposted (unchanged) from its original posting in 2014. Innovation is not something that just happens–or, rather it does given the right chemistry. Oftentimes this chemistry is referred to locally in schools as “climate,” but climate is only a small part […]

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Why Education Needs Disruption

Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School! Why Education Needs Disruption by Terry Heick On Collaboration As An Industry Hopefully we can agree that education–as it exists–isn’t good enough. I know this is a tired argument, but it’s an underlying assumption of this concept: education needs reform. Iteration. Evolution. Transformation. Whatever word reflects the level of […]

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