Learning

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

What Students Do Better Than Teachers

What Students Do Better Than Teachers by Terry Heick You can ask your students what they’re interested in—what they’re curious about—but that’s not the right question, because they probably don’t know. Or don’t know they know. A big part of communicating with children (of any age) is the terms and form of the conversations. Terms […]

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7 Pros & Cons Of Teaching With Genius Hour

7 Pros & Cons Of Teaching With Genius Hour by TeachThought Staff Genius hour is trending in education, and for good reason. It is an attempt to restore the personalization, creativity, and authenticity that has been designed out of many schools and classrooms in the modern testing era of ed reform. We’ve offered a definition […]

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Student-Centered Learning Requires Adjustments Of Perspective

Student-Centered Learning Requires Adjustments Of Perspective by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education Who leads the learning in your institution? Is it the teachers, or students–or do both contribute equally to ensure the best possible conditions for learning? It’s a fine balance. Carl Rogers championed student-centered learning, while John Dewey emphasized the importance of […]

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What Is Genius Hour?

What Is Genius Hour? by TeachThought Staff Update: We did a t-shirt campaign of this graphic last year and it sold decently. It’s still available if you wanted a t-shirt with a kind of learning model on it. You know. If you’re into that sort of thing. You can find it here. Genius hour is […]

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Why Your Students Don’t Remember What You Teach

Why Your Students Don’t Remember What You Teach: The Overwhelming Power Of ‘Place’ In Learning by Terry Heick A decent question: Why don’t your students remember what you’ve taught? A better question: Why don’t they understand what you’ve taught? A better question still: Why don’t students understand and use what they’ve been taught to create […]

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Two Collaborative Learning Tools I Use To Motivate Students

Two Collaborative Learning Tools I Use To Motivate Students  by Derek von Waldner As many educators know, students often come into a classroom ranging below or above a certain grade level. Even the most experienced of teachers find this disparity challenging. Self-paced and differentiated learning can help strike a balance among student grade levels, but […]

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10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy

10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy by TeachThought Staff This is an excerpt from a report, produced in collaboration with SRI International, that proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. You can read the full report, with in-depth explanations and examples of each […]

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The Kinds Of Skills That Transcend Content

The Kinds Of Skills That Transcend Content Areas by Terry Heick Traditionally, learning is formatted by content, and that content formatted again by content areas (usually reading, writing, math, science, and social studies). Learning is evolving–and not simply by the tools that actuate it. The process of adopting new learning domains and materials–many digital–has exposed the […]

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