The Changing Role Of The Teacher

The Changing Role Of The Teacher by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Ed note: This post was excerpted and mildly edited from a longer post from Grant on self-sustained learning. What does it mean to "teach"? What should a teacher…

An Example Of Experiential Learning

An Example Of Experiential Learning by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education I recently visited Thetford Academy in Vermont (one of the few and interesting public-private academies in New England) where they have a formal and explicit…

Let’s Focus On Local Assessment

Let's Focus On Local Assessment by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education If you agree that the track we are going down on high-stakes one-shot testing of every student in terms of Common Core is unproductive and unsustainable, I have a…

What Tests Actually Measure

What Tests Actually Measure by Grant Wiggins Ed note: On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to contribute his content…

Great Teaching Means Letting Go

Great Teaching Means Letting Go by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education My greatest learning as a teacher came on the soccer field. We had been working for a few weeks on the same key ‘moves’ on the field related to…

Is This Cheating?

by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education Cheating or not? As the school year ends and many of you have student papers due, here’s an ethical challenge related to such assignments, put to the New York TimesEthicist last Sunday:…