Using The 3-2-1 Learning Strategy For Critical Thinking

Using The 3-2-1 Learning Strategy For Critical Thinking

Terry HeickJune 23, 20216 min read

What Is The 3-2-1 Strategy And How Can It Be Used For Critical Thinking? by Terry Heick What’s the 3-2-1 strategy? The 3-2-1 strategy is simply a format that can…

Rethinking Learning Loss: When Students Don’t Use What They Learn

Rethinking Learning Loss: When Students Don’t Use What They Learn

Terry HeickJune 15, 20216 min read

Rethinking Learning Loss: When Students Don’t Use What They Learn by Terry Heick With so much else to do and a subsequent loss of academic structure, most research shows children…

20 Questions To Clarify Your Teaching For 2022

20 Questions To Clarify Your Teaching For 2022

Terry HeickJune 8, 202011 min read

20 Questions To Clarify Your Teaching For 2022 by Terry Heick Ed note: I wrote this in 2014 and have updated it several times since then, most recently in 2020.…

4 Strategies To Recharge Your Teaching

4 Strategies To Recharge Your Teaching

TeachThought StaffDecember 20, 20197 min read

4 Strategies To Recharge Your Teaching by TeachThought Staff The last month of teaching was quite hard for me. I found myself becoming increasingly frustrated in the classroom, less tolerant,…

12 Mistakes For Teachers To Avoid In A Data-Driven Classroom

12 Mistakes For Teachers To Avoid In A Data-Driven Classroom

Terry HeickSeptember 2, 20187 min read

What To Avoid When Using Data To Revise Instruction In Your Classroom by Terry Heick How do you use data in your teaching? Or assessment? Functionally, the purpose of assessment…

What Close Reading Actually Means

What Close Reading Actually Means

Grant WigginsOctober 9, 201515 min read

by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to contribute…

What Standardized Tests In School Actually Measure

What Standardized Tests In School Actually Measure

Grant WigginsFebruary 23, 20147 min read

What Do Standardized Tests Really Tell Us About Learning? by Grant Wiggins Ed note: On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education,…

30 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

30 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

Terry HeickAugust 27, 20134 min read

What Are The Kinds Of Questions That Help Students See Themselves As Learners? by Terry Heick These questions are more about the student than you, your classroom, or your education.…

Teaching Disruptively

Teaching Disruptively

Terry HeickAugust 2, 20134 min read

Teaching Disruptively by Terry Heick Disruption has been a key theme of the information age. Disruption found legs in the 1990s under the careful study of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen.…

The Neurological Explanation For Practice Makes Perfect

The Neurological Explanation For Practice Makes Perfect

TeachThought StaffJuly 27, 20135 min read

The Neurological Explanation For Practice Makes Perfect by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com “Algebra is a way of arranging knowns and unknowns in equations so that the unknowns are made knowable. The three fundamentals…

How Learning Is Changing–And How School Can Change With It

How Learning Is Changing–And How School Can Change With It

Terry HeickJuly 26, 20133 min read

Shouldn’t Personalized Learning Be Personal? The Connected Learning Model is one that’s a bit more simple than it sounds. Cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito, research director of the Digital Media and Learning…

11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy

11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy

Terry HeickJuly 10, 20214 min read

Why Should Schools Teach Digital Literacy by Terry Heick In understanding the shift from literacy to digital literacy–or rather to understand them both in their own native contexts–it may help…

What Is SplashLearn? A K-5 Math Game For Kids

What Is SplashLearn? A K-5 Math Game For Kids

TeachThought StaffJuly 8, 20218 min read

Using SplashLearn To Engage Students With K-5 Math Games This is sponsored content. See our disclosure page for more information. contributed by Joy Deep Nath, VP of SplashLearn What do kids really…

30 Examples Of Technology In Education

30 Examples Of Technology In Education

Terry HeickJuly 8, 20215 min read

What Are Examples Of Learning Technology? by Terry Heick The goal of this post is simple: To provide examples of learning technology–identifying and clarifying what learning technology ‘is’ and ‘looks…

Knowledge Is Power And Teaching Is The Fuel

Knowledge Is Power And Teaching Is The Fuel

Terry HeickJuly 8, 20213 min read

Knowledge Is Power And Teaching Is The Fuel by Terry Heick That knowledge = power isn’t a new idea. ’Knowledge is power’ is a common refrain in the education community,…

How Do You Teach Social-Emotional Learning?

How Do You Teach Social-Emotional Learning?

Terry HeickJuly 5, 20219 min read

How Do You Explain Social-Emotional Learning In The Classroom? The recent shift toward social-emotional learning (SEL)–accelerated by the shift to remote teaching and learning and the isolation of a global…

8 Strategies For Using TikTok For Learning

8 Strategies For Using TikTok For Learning

TeachThought StaffJune 22, 20217 min read

How Can You Use TikTok For Learning? by Terry Heick Whether or not you consider TikTok useful for learning likely depends on your grade level and content area, but also…

14 Apps For Struggling Or Hesitant Adolescent Readers

14 Apps For Struggling Or Hesitant Adolescent Readers

TeachThought StaffJune 21, 20214 min read

Tools And Apps To Help Struggling Teen Readers by TeachThought Staff One of my most important tasks as a reading teacher is matching students to books that they will love.…

6 Ways To Motivate Students Cognitively During Summer Break

6 Ways To Motivate Students Cognitively During Summer Break

TeachThought StaffJune 21, 20215 min read

How To Motivate Students During Summer Break contributed by Dr. Pamela Roggeman, academic dean at the University of Phoenix College of Education For decades, we have romanticized the idea of…

The Simplest Way To Slow The Summer Slide

The Simplest Way To Slow The Summer Slide

Terry HeickJune 20, 20214 min read

by Terry Heick Like every year, there’s a lot of dialogue right now about the dreaded summer slide. Of course, this year is different than any in recent memory, and…

25 Resources And Ideas To Help Students Read More During The Summer

25 Resources And Ideas To Help Students Read More During The Summer

TeachThought StaffJune 20, 20219 min read

How To Motivate Students To Read More During The Summer contributed by Dr. Kimberly Tyson This post has been updated and republished Summer is here. Your child probably has a…

12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have

12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have

Terry HeickJune 19, 20215 min read

What Should Be In Every Lesson Plan? by Terry Heick What should every lesson have? It’s a challenge to say what every single lesson imaginable should always have every single…

15 Reasons Schools Need Post-Progressive Teaching And Learning

15 Reasons Schools Need Post-Progressive Teaching And Learning

Terry HeickJune 14, 20218 min read

Why Do Schools Need To Change? by Terry Heick We have for years now sought to be progressive; Let us instead seek a ‘post-progressive’ era of learning. ‘Progressive’ as a…

How To Turn Off The iPhone

How To Turn Off The iPhone

TeachThought StaffJune 10, 20212 min read

How To Turn Off Every Generation Of iPhone by TeachThought Staff This might seem obvious, but there is a surprising amount of confusion over how to turn iPhones on and…

12 Apps For Better Teacher-Parent Communication

12 Apps For Better Teacher-Parent Communication

TeachThought StaffJune 3, 20212 min read

Apps and Tools To Support And Improve Teacher-Parent Communication by TeachThought Staff Teacher-parent communication is, ideally, a two-way street. It is best thought of in terms of purpose: Why do…

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