Genius requires one to reject convention in pursuit of something special through a mix of intelligence, creativity, mindset, and perseverance.
Help students understand that ‘help’ is the norm in the creative, scientific, and professional world. It’s not just ‘okay,’ it’s necessary.
There are different kinds of mistakes: careless mistakes, systematic mistakes, misconceptions, etc. Students need help understanding this.
From adjusted grading policies to framing learning as a messy process, there are many ways to honor mistakes in the learning process.
How can you help your students develop a growth mindset? Ask them to add ‘yet’ to the end of their ‘I can’t do this’ statements.
My colleague and I took a constructionist approach to teaching. Our students tinkered, failed, learned, and created. Here’s how we did it.
I am responsible for everyone and thing in this class and therefore at times what I say and do may confuse you or even seem unfair or wrong.
This is first about how the process of becoming wrong—the sweeping of the arms out in front of you as you search—helps you become right.
By using uniform standards and assessment forms, our education system often punishes errors, rather than rewarding risk-taking.
Psychology-based strategies that help students learn include modeling, student choice, and a clear sense of progress in the learning process.
16 Things I Want To Hear My Students Say by Terry Heick “Ohhh, now I get it.” The iconic phrase that teachers value hearing. A sign that you’ve moved a student from not understanding to understanding. Into the light. A lot is implied in this phrase, not the least of which is your own feel-good success–a warm…
Establishing A Culture Of “Can” In Your Classroom by Terry Heick The long-term output of any school should be not just proficient students, but enabled learners. An “enabled” learner can grasp macro views, uncover micro details, ask questions, plan for new knowledge and transfer thinking across divergent circumstances. This doesn’t happen by content “knowledge holding,”…
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