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What Happens When Teachers Connect

What Happens When Teachers Connect by Terry Heick Digital and social media have replaced the landscape for education. This isn't a case of mere impact or transformation--it's all different now. Everything--the tools, the audiences,…

How To Get Fired As A Teacher

How To Get Fired As A Teacher by Terry Heick Getting fired in any profession can be tricky. Maybe you want a career change, but need a push in that direction. Or maybe you want to stay at home with the kids and be a 'stay at…

What To Do With A Student

What To Do With A Student by Terry Heick Say you've got some students. Two or 122. Doesn't matter--they're there. What should you do with them? Oh, lots. There's lots to consider. First, you have to see them. Really see them…

How Students Are Like Cats

How Students Are Like Cats by Terry Heick Students can be a lot like cats. This occurred to me recently when teaching a group of 8th graders about the wonders of the preposition. Cats are curious, aloof little prima donnas…

50 Ways To Measure Understanding

50 Ways To Measure Understanding by Terry Heick How do you measure what a student understands? Not give them an assessment, score it, then use that score to imply understanding. Rather, how do you truly 'uncover' what they…