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

What Is The Future Of Data In Education?

What Is The Future Of Data In Education? by Terry Heick Data is both a catalyst and a burden for most educators. Data-driven instruction is an older idea that finally soaked into general K-12 education reform in the United States within the last decade, now operating as data teams and PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) in […]

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How The World Is Changing & How Education Can Respond

How The World Is Changing & How Education Can Respond by Terry Heick How is the world changing? Most broadly, technology is defining new terms for ‘human’ connections–and consequently altering how we define our ‘selves.’ Identity, friendship, communication, and other hallmarks of ‘people’ are now hallmarks of technology. So I wrote about it. What follows […]

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How To Stay Safe During A Hurricane

How To Stay Safe During A Hurricane by Terry Heick Right off the bat, let me say that I’m (very obviously) not an expert in hurricanes. If you want government-endorsed and specific FEMA-created checklists, you’re not going to get that here. I used to fly airplanes as a teen and grew up fascinated with severe […]

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Here, We Made Background Noise For Writing, Reading & Thinking

Here, We Made Background Noise For Writing, Reading & Focus by Terry Heick Without background noise, I can’t focus for the life of me–and if I am able to focus somehow, the quality of my thinking is absent and my creativity is next to zero. Thus this video and sound file. I actually made this […]

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Why Your Students Aren’t Learning: 10 Silent Disruptors Of Academic Performance

Why Your Students Aren’t Learning: 10 Silent Disruptors Of Academic Performance by Terry Heick The reality of learning in 2017 is a matter of perspective, but it’s clear that most K-20 learning environments are teacher-led and academic (as opposed to self-directed and authentic). While we often write about new ways to learn using new thinking, […]

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15 Reflection Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Just Taught Them

15 Reflection Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Just Taught Them by Terry Heick Reflection is a natural part of learning. We all think about new experiences–the camping on the car ride home, the mistakes made in a game, or the emotions felt while finishing a long-term project that’s taken months to complete. Below […]

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They Don’t Want Privacy: Why Students Should Study Social Media

They Don’t Want Privacy: Why Students Should Study Social Media by Terry Heick No matter what you personally believe about its value, technology has entered society like a massive electrical storm, leaving few things unaffected. It was only a generation ago that technology took the form of cordless phones, cable television, and the soul-altering wizardry […]

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5 Ways Any School Can Be A 21st Century School

5 Ways Any School Can Be A 21st Century School by Terry Heick It’s nearly 2018, and the world is a weird place. This is a world where Ubers have replaced taxi cabs and Elon Musk is drilling underneath Los Angeles to reduce traffic congestion. A world where a President tweets threats of nuclear holocaust […]

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