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

7 Dimensions Of Learning To Learn

Learning To Learning: 7 Critical Shifts by TeachThought Staff Guy Claxton is professor of education at Bristol University, and author of Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less (1997). Among other concepts, he is interested in how people learn. And so are we, so that’s awfully convenient. Over at teachingexpertise, they recently overviewed Claxton’s […]

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12 Questions To Ask Your Students On The First Day Of School

12 Questions To Ask Your Students On The First Day Of School by Terry Heick The premise here is simple enough, and I’ve written about this kind of thing before in greater detail (see 20 Questions Parents Should Ask Teachers). You’ll likely learn their name, roughly be able to estimate their height, know what school […]

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How To Support Students That Never Come To School

How To Support Students That Never Come To School by TeachThought Staff No matter how many opportunities there are for innovation in education, in any form this much is true: School can’t work if students don’t attend. Student attendance can be an issue at any grade level, whether because of health issues or family circumstances […]

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Teach Students To Think Irrationally

Teach Students To Think Irrationally by Terry Heick The folly of formal learning is a humbling, melancholy thing. As planners, designers, executors, and general caretakers of public and private education systems, we are tasked with the insurmountable: overcome a child’s natural tendency to play, rebel, and self-direct in hopes of providing them with a ‘good […]

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What’s The One Thing They’ll Remember From Their Time With You?

What’s The One Thing Will They Remember From Your Class? by Terry Heick Try as you might, your students aren’t going to remember everything from your class. In fact, they probably won’t remember much at all, no matter how good you are at what you do. And this assumes that simply remembering—hazily recalling certain ideas, facts, […]

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6 Activities I Use To Build Connections With Students At The Beginning Of The Year

6 Activities I Use To Build Connections With Students At The Beginning Of The Year by Jackie Gerstein For specific training and professional development around technology integration, contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Jackie Gerstein and other TeachThought professionals to your school today. Most classes, starting with about middle school, begin the school year with reviewing the content to […]

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Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics

Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics by Terry Heick As academic standards shift, technology evolves, and student habits change, schools are being forced to consider new ways of framing curriculum and engaging students in the classroom, and project-based learning is among the most successful and powerful of these possibilities. Of course, content knowledge […]

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8 Strategies To Improve Your School Without Anyone Noticing

8 Strategies To Improve Your School Without Anyone Noticing by Terry Heick Education reform is tricky. For one, so many teachers are wary of change. Not improvement, mind you, but change for the sake of change–shifting from one program or “research-based strategy” to another, endlessly. Year after year. So many trends in learning are simply […]

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