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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…

8 Ways To Improve How Schools Relate To Communities

8 Ways To Improve How Schools Relate To Communities

TeachThought StaffJun 24, 20228 min read

8 Things Teachers Can Do To Improve Their Bedside Manner by TeachThought Staff Ed note: Though the word ‘parents’ is used, the premise of the article is really about how…

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain

TeachThought StaffJun 23, 20225 min read

Why Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain by TeachThought Staff Recently I came across this interesting article: Shifting from Pedagogy to Heutagogy and whilst espousing all contained within, it…

We Should Teach About Uncomfortable Ideas, Here’s How

We Should Teach About Uncomfortable Ideas, Here’s How

Drew PerkinsJun 16, 20227 min read

We Should Teach About Uncomfortable Ideas, Here’s How How can we identify a democratically ideal set of principles to help us grow a culture of conversation? In my 15 years…

12 Authentic Starting Points For Learning

12 Authentic Starting Points For Learning

Terry HeickJun 15, 20229 min read

Learning–real, informal, authentic, and lifelong learning–can ‘begin’ with just about anything. In that way, this is obviously not an exhaustive list. Nor am I implying that these are ‘the best’…

8 Ways To Create A Brain-Friendly Classroom

8 Ways To Create A Brain-Friendly Classroom

TeachThought StaffMay 31, 202210 min read

Create A Brain-Friendly Classroom With These 8 Tips by Judy Willis and TeachThought Staff The idea of a ‘brain-friendly’ classroom isn’t a frequent talking point in education, but maybe it…

9 Indicators Of Authentic Mobile Learning

9 Indicators Of Authentic Mobile Learning

Terry HeickMay 24, 20224 min read

What Are The Indicators Of Authentic Mobile Learning? by Terry Heick The idea of ‘mobile learning’ used to be exciting and seen as innovative and even central to the learning…

44 Young Adult Dystopian Novels For Teens

44 Young Adult Dystopian Novels For Teens

TeachThought StaffMay 23, 202213 min read

What Are The Best Young Adult Dystopian Novels? Many young adults are drawn to dystopian novels because they offer a glimpse into a world that may be possible in the…

20 Questions To Clarify Your Teaching For 2023

20 Questions To Clarify Your Teaching For 2023

Terry HeickMay 17, 202212 min read

How Can You Improve As A Teacher This School Year? Ed note: I wrote this in 2014 and have updated it several times since then, most recently in the summer…

The Difference Between A Good Question And A Bad Question

The Difference Between A Good Question And A Bad Question

Terry HeickMay 17, 20224 min read

What’s the definition of a ‘good question’? We often say to one another, ‘That’s a good question,’ by which we usually mean, ‘I don’t know the answer’ or ‘I had…

3 Simple Strategies For Smarter Curriculum Mapping

3 Simple Strategies For Smarter Curriculum Mapping

Terry HeickMay 11, 20225 min read

What Are 3 Simple Strategies For Smarter Curriculum Mapping? by Terry Heick The school year isn’t a series of sprints, but the way you forge your curriculum can make it…

Alan Watts: Don’t Think Too Much

Alan Watts: Don’t Think Too Much

Terry HeickMay 10, 20227 min read

Alan Watts: Don’t Think Too Much Full Transcript “A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So, he loses touch with reality, and lives…

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