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12 Questions To Help Help Students See Themselves As Thinkers

Merging Metacognition & Citizenship by Terry Heick Ed note: This post parallels our self-directed learning model. Why should someone learn? While Paulo Freire, John Dewey, and others have provided compelling arguments for what might be the goal of education, learning and education are not one and the same. One simple overarching goal of learning, as opposed to […]

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100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking

100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking by Terry Heick Last year I wrote a post on how to help students think for themselves. TeachThought reader Peter Duckett wrote me a few months later with these questions below that he added in order to facilitate their use in the classroom. I’ve added some myself, […]

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Ep. 19: Learning For Social And Personal Change With Kahoot!

  Ep. 19: Learning For Social And Personal Change With Kahoot! by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 19 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with Jamie Brooker, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Kahoot! about their mission driven approach to learning, how Kahoot! is more than just an assessment tool, their growth […]

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Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers

Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers by Terry Heick Bring TeachThought PD to your school! Imagine the dogged pursuit of a proper clock-maker, day after day bound up in design and measurement and function and orderly thinking, forcing exactitude on little bits of metal that never asked for it. And then finally getting it […]

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Why Emotion Is More Important Than Understanding

Why Emotion Is More Important Than Understanding by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a previous post with new imagery, a new metaphor, new title, and some clarified language.  Teachers mean well. By teachers, I mean you and I. We mean well. After all, here we are, creating and consuming resources to […]

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A Giant List Of Really Good Essential Questions

Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions by Terry Heick Essential questions are, ask Grant Wiggins defines, “‘essential’ in the sense of signaling genuine, important and necessarily-ongoing inquiries.” These are grapple-worthy, substantive questions that not only require wrestling with, but are worth wrestling with–that could lead students to some critical insight in a 40/40/40-rule sense of […]

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