Learning

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

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, moody, enthusiastic, apathetic, reflective, short-sighted little (or big) human being that walks into your classroom on a […]

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What Students Feel Learning In A State Of Flow

What Students Feel Learning In A State Of Flow by Jackie Gerstein Dr. Gerstein provides training and professional development through TeachThought Professional Development. To schedule her to work with your school, contact her here. Watch children, youth, and even adults when they are immersed in learning something of interest of them, and you will see often […]

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State Growth Contribution: Student Growth Percentiles–What?

State Growth Contribution: Student Growth Percentiles–What? by Terry Heick Browsing the Kentucky Department of Education’s site recently (well, today),  I stumbled on a morass of jargon and folly so wordy and spectacularly wrong-headed that I had to share. “All Kentucky educators will have a local contribution to their Overall Student Growth Rating based on their […]

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34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad

34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad by TeachThought Staff This post is promoted by the app X-Mirage, software that allows you to mirror content between your iPad & Mac, and record the displayed content. Blended learning is a potentially powerful way of mixing the power of asynchronous access with face-to-face facilitation and instruction. It’s […]

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Why Curriculum Should Function More Like A Game

Why Curriculum Should Function More Like A Game by Terry Heick In 2016, sandbox video games have changed gaming more than a little. Players can now define their own terms for success, and the evolution of certain gamification elements makes this more than a fantasy in the minds of the players. There really are multiple […]

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Can A Test Measure This?

Can A Test Measure This? Personality Qualities Not Measured By Tests by Terry Heick Woe to the standardized test, bastard child of ed reform and a dated and industrialized approach learning. Damning evidence of the failure of our collective imagination to design ways to help children come to understand what’s worth understanding. Who knew a vertical sliver […]

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Helping Your Students Learn To Reflect On Their Learning

Helping Your Students Learn To Reflect On Their Learning by Jackie Gerstein, Dr. Gerstein provides training and professional development through TeachThought Professional Development. To schedule her to work with your school, contact her here. At my university, I teach students in an interpersonal communications course. These students are first term college students, a few fresh out […]

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