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Founder & Director of TeachThought, humanist, technologist, futurist, failed philosopher, macro thinker extraordinaire.

50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching

50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching by TeachThought Staff Teaching is both an art and science. Teaching is conceptual and intellectual, abstract and concrete, creative and sequential. It’s about people but framed through ideas. It’s about content, hearts, minds, the past, the future–whatever we can imagine, teaching and learning are both causes and effects. […]

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Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart

Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart by TeachThought Staff Framing content is among the most powerful strategies teachers have to engage students and promote deep understanding of content. One example is project-based learning, which is both an instructional design tool for teachers, as well as a (potentially) engaging ways for learners […]

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Helping Students Fail: A Framework

Helping Students Fail: A Framework by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a previous publishing As teachers, allowing students to see failure as a negative experience is one of the worst things we can do. Granted, this isn’t unique to education. The idea of risk-taking, failing, looking, leaping, try-try-again is ingrained […]

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Stop Defining Learning By The Technology Used To Make It Happen

Stop Defining Learning By The Technology Used To Make It Happen by Terry Heick Come gather ’round peopleWherever you roamAnd admit that the watersAround you have grownAnd accept it that soonYou’ll be drenched to the bone.If your time to youIs worth savin’Then you better start swimmin’Or you’ll sink like a stoneFor the times they are […]

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Making Technology Transitions Less Scary: 8 Keys To Success

Making Your Next Technology Transition Less Scary: 8 Keys To Success by Gregory Hart Technology transitions can be scary for school districts. New technology often means changing the way your teachers and staff do their jobs on a day-to-day basis. For many people, change is scary. For teachers, this is no different. There are so […]

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An Anti-Bullying Message That Puts It All In Perspective

Burger King just released one of the best anti-bullying PSAs I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/0RV1JUvBd2 — Josh Goodman (@JustJOSH_ingYa) October 19, 2017 An Anti-Bullying Message That Puts It All In Perspective by Terry Heick Before we get to the anti-bullying message, let’s consider some background on cultural/societal priorities (and failures therein). In The Characteristics Of A Good […]

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Start Small: A Wendell Berry Commencement Address

Start Small: A Wendell Berry Commencement Address by Terry Heick Almost every challenge, when closely examined, is first a challenge of scale. If you consider our own corner of the world, learning, the labels and language we use will confirm this theory. Take for example, “ed reform.” Learning is different than education. It is impossible to […]

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This Is The Future And Reading Is Different Than You Remember

This Is The Future And Reading Is Different Than You Remember by Terry Heick If one thing changes, everything changes. Reading, for example—it has changed because writing has changed. Writing has changed because the barriers to and means of publishing have changed. Publishing has changed because technology changed, which itself changed because technology begets technology […]

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