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Learning is a process of acquiring knowledge, but more crucially acquiring the habits and tendencies to transfer that knowledge in personally meaningful circumstances.

52 Of The Best Quotes About Learning

52 Of The Best Quotes About Learning by TeachThought Staff The internet loves many things. It loves cats, for example. Memes, too. It loves video, which means it loves YouTube–and arguing in the comments section beneath YouTube videos. It loves recipes and Wikipedia and alarming misdiagnoses on WebMd and, among other things (and getting to […]

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Creativity & Connection: The Art Of Dorothea Lange

Creativity & Connection: The Art Of Dorothea Lange By Ashley McCann “I saw and approached the hungry and desperate mother, as if drawn by a magnet. I do not remember how I explained my presence or my camera to her, but I do remember she asked me no questions. I made five exposures, working closer […]

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25 Alternatives To “I Don’t Know” And “I Can’t”

25 Alternatives To ‘I Don’t Know’ & ‘I Can’t’ by TeachThought Staff At the core of a growth mindset is the willingness to change. While you might want to ‘change’ (e.g., improve), changing your own thinking patterns has to precede any behavioral change (e.g., growth), and language is a big part of that. I can’t […]

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Innovation & Imagination: 12 Benefits Of Creativity

Innovation & Imagination: 12 Benefits of Creativity  by Ashley McCann Creativity is a valuable skill. All too often people outgrow their imagination as adulthood approaches due to an encroaching sense of self doubt, an ingrained belief that it’s an impractical pursuit, or firm guidance from more experienced grown-ups advising engineering over art school. Although almost […]

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6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind

6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind The role of play in learning is a complex thing, in part because it is easily misunderstood as “playing is learning.” While that’s certainly true, there is also a role for play in formal learning experiences as well. As self-directed learning becomes more possible and more potent […]

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On Student Engagement: How To Be As Interesting As A Video Game

On Student Engagement: How To Be As Interesting As A Video Game How Video Games Have Mastered Learning Engagement Terry Heick Agreeing on how to best establish what a learner understands isn’t simple — if for no other reason than understanding isn’t simple. Gamification and game-based learning (which are different, by the way: the former uses […]

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Watching Yourself: The Potential Of Video Recording In Student Reflection

Watching Yourself: The Potential Of Video Recording In Student Reflection contributed by Jesse Johnson A basic truth: It’s impossible to reflect on what’s happening if you don’t know what’s happening. In my freshman composition courses, I had regular one-on-one meetings with students throughout the term, scheduled at crucial points during writing projects. Well before the […]

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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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