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What To Do With A Student

What To Do With A Student by Terry Heick Say you've got some students. Two or 122. Doesn't matter--they're there. What should you do with them? Oh, lots. There's lots to consider. First, you have to see them. Really see them…

14 Things Every Student Needs

What Every Student Needs by Terry Heick There is no perfect lesson, unit, or school any more than their can be a perfect song, flavor, or shade of blue. Every student is different. Every single intelligent, forgetful, smiling,…

How Students Are Like Cats

How Students Are Like Cats by Terry Heick Students can be a lot like cats. This occurred to me recently when teaching a group of 8th graders about the wonders of the preposition. Cats are curious, aloof little prima donnas…

50 Ways To Measure Understanding

50 Ways To Measure Understanding by Terry Heick How do you measure what a student understands? Not give them an assessment, score it, then use that score to imply understanding. Rather, how do you truly 'uncover' what they…