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

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education  by Terry Heick This post has been updated from previous publishing. Below are 50 ideas for a new education. Note, most of these are about education as a system rather than learning itself, but that’s okay. It’s often the infrastructure of learning that obscures anyway. Few of them may […]

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How Rapid Technology Change Impacts Your Teaching

How Rapid Technology Change Impacts Your Teaching by Terry Heick In an increasingly digital world (or increasingly digital human experience anyway), rapid technology change is a fact of life. And these threats aren’t limited to business disruption, the safety of your data, or the digital footprint of your children. This kind of change also introduces […]

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Is The Cognitive Load Theory The Most Important Thing A Teacher Should Know?

Is The Cognitive Load Theory The Most Important Thing A Teacher Should Know? by Terry Heick What is the most important thing a teacher should know? According to British educationalist Dylan Wiliam, it is the Cognitive Load Theory (Wiliam 2017). Is it true? Well, that depends. First some backstory. As we discussed in The Definition Of […]

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What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers by Terry Heick Preface: I’m (very clearly) not a neurologist. While I often have dedicated a lot of thought and research into things I write, sometimes I write about things in order to understand them–or understand them better. This is one of those times. Caveat […]

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What Writing Is & Is Not

What Writing Is & Is Not by Terry Heick Writing is inherently reflective. Writing is an output and product of equal parts process and affection. Writing can be used to learn and demonstrate learning–often simulatenously. Writing is not limited to any specific form, function, or genre. Writers often choose a form in which to participate–a […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Passes 100,000 Downloads!

The TeachThought Podcast Passes 100,000 Downloads! by Terry Heick Summary Start a podcast, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. So we did, and you’ve downloaded it over 100,000 times. That’s pretty cool. About The TeachThought Podcast Due to the hard work of TeachThought Professional Development Director Drew Perkins, the TeachThought podcast has reached over […]

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The Definition Of Mobile Learning

  by Terry Heick What is the definition of mobile learning? For starters, let’s agree that mobile learning is learning based on mobility often through mobile devices like smartphones, iPads, other tablets, and wearable technology. Of course, there’s more to it than that. Years ago, I created a graphic that laid out some of the principles […]

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