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Shifting Focus From Ideas To The Effects Of Those Ideas

Shifting Focus From Ideas To The Effects Of Those Ideas

Terry HeickSep 22, 20226 min read

It’s Not About The Thinking by Terry Heick It’s not the thinking behind an idea that should bother us, but rather the effect of the idea. #edtech. Content-based academic standards.…

On Incrementalism As The Primary Method For Change In Education

On Incrementalism As The Primary Method For Change In Education

Terry HeickSep 21, 20225 min read

I. Incrementalism–the process of gradual change in small degrees over time–is a common approach to both intentional (and formal) change as well as less intentional (and sometimes less formal) change.…

The World Is Changing; Let Schools Change, Too

The World Is Changing; Let Schools Change, Too

Terry HeickSep 20, 20229 min read

The World Is Changing. We Should Let Schools Change, Too. by Terry Heick Schools, as we know them, are dying. Shopping, as we know it, is dying. While both are…

How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom

How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom

Terry HeickSep 17, 20225 min read

Faking A 21st Century Classroom by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post 21st-century learning isn’t a trend as much as a reality.  We…

3 Questions To Help Make ‘Deeper Learning’ Work

3 Questions To Help Make ‘Deeper Learning’ Work

Drew PerkinsSep 15, 20226 min read

3 Questions To Help Make ‘Deeper Learning’ Work by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD As our home state of Kentucky embarks on a major initiative to provide more and better ‘deeper…

30 Reflection Prompts For Teacher Well-Being

30 Reflection Prompts For Teacher Well-Being

TeachThought StaffSep 11, 20224 min read

What Are The Best Reflection Prompts For Teacher Well-Being? by Terry Heick Reflection prompts are usually for students so reflection prompts for teachers aren’t something you see every day. The…

12 Of The Best Math Apps For Kids [Updated]

12 Of The Best Math Apps For Kids [Updated]

TeachThought StaffAug 31, 20223 min read

What Are The Best Math Apps For Kids? by TeachThought Staff Introducing students to new ideas is a matter of both art and science. How do you frame the content?…

How Games Naturally Promote A Growth Mindset

How Games Naturally Promote A Growth Mindset

TeachThought StaffAug 31, 20225 min read

Games Naturally Promote A Growth Mindset contributed by Mary Wissinger Let’s face it: our students are playing games. Lots of them. It’s easy to vilify games and say they are…

12 Examples Of Blended Learning

12 Examples Of Blended Learning

TeachThought StaffAug 25, 20223 min read

12 Examples Of Blended Learning by TeachThought Staff Blended learning is a type of online education where students are taught in both traditional (face-to-face) and online or ‘virtual’ formats. This…

How To Play Outside: 50 Things For ‘Digital Kids’ To Do

How To Play Outside: 50 Things For ‘Digital Kids’ To Do

TeachThought StaffAug 17, 20227 min read

How To Play Outside: 50 Things For ‘Digital Kids’ To Do by Terry Heick So you’ve been told to go outside, and you’re not sure what to do. Of course,…

8 Things Every Student Needs On The First Day Of School

8 Things Every Student Needs On The First Day Of School

TeachThought StaffAug 11, 20224 min read

What Does Every Student Need On The First (And Every Other) Day Of School? by TeachThought Staff What kinds of supplies do students need on the first day of school?…

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

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

Terry HeickAug 10, 20223 min read

What Questions Can You 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…

6 Messages Every Student Should Hear On The First Day Of School

6 Messages Every Student Should Hear On The First Day Of School

TeachThought StaffAug 10, 20222 min read

6 Messages Every Student Should Hear On The First Day Of School by Terry Heick & Jackie Gerstein For specific training and professional development around technology integration, contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Jackie Gerstein…

Will You Still Be Teaching Next Year?

Will You Still Be Teaching Next Year?

Terry HeickJul 31, 20225 min read

Will You Still Be Teaching Next Year? by Terry Heick Are you coming back next year? Teaching, I mean. Will you be back? Not to the same classroom. I don’t…

4 Simple Ideas To Use Technology To Engage Students

4 Simple Ideas To Use Technology To Engage Students

TeachThought StaffJul 7, 20228 min read

Use Technology To Engage Students With These 4 Simple Ideas contributed by Rachelle Dene Poth Summer provides an opportunity to relax, but is also a time to explore new ideas…

The Difference Between Logical Fallacies And Cognitive Biases

The Difference Between Logical Fallacies And Cognitive Biases

Terry HeickJul 6, 20224 min read

What Is The Difference Between Logical Fallacies And Cognitive Biases? by Terry Heick What are logical fallacies and cognitive biases? In short, logical fallacies and cognitive biases are both failures…

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