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Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model

Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model by TeachThought Staff Like anything else that you’d like to see happen in your classroom, promoting critical thinking skills is a matter of planning and priority. While teachers are often admonished to push students towards higher-level thinking activities, beyond Bloom’s Taxonomy (or one of TeachThought’s own learning taxonomies), […]

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A Student-Centered BYOT Policy Template For Schools

A Student-Centered Universal BYOT Policy Template For Schools by TeachThought Staff ed note: This content has been updated and republished from a previous post BYOT–which stands for Bring Your Own Technology–is a natural response to need for progressive learning tools in the 21st century classroom. There are a variety of factors that contribute here, including […]

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6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind

6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind The role of play in learning is a complex thing, in part because it is easily misunderstood as “playing is learning.” While that’s certainly true, there is also a role for play in formal learning experiences as well. As self-directed learning becomes more possible and more potent […]

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50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education  by Terry Heick This post has been updated from previous publishing. Below are 50 ideas for a new education. Note, most of these are about education as a system rather than learning itself, but that’s okay. It’s often the infrastructure of learning that obscures anyway. Few of them may […]

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8 Things Every Teacher Needs To Improve

8 Things Every Teacher Needs To Improve by Terry Heick 1. Humility You’re probably very good at what you do–at least parts of it. You’re also probably very bright, compassionate, and driven or you wouldn’t have made it to whatever place you’re currently in as an educator. But change requires self-awareness and a humble approach to […]

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Why Assessments Don’t Really Measure Understanding

  Why Assessments Don’t Really Measure Understanding by Terry Heick ed note: this has been updated and republished from a previous post Assessing understanding might be the most complex thing an educator or academic institution has to do. Unfortunately, professional development gives a lower level of attention to developing quality assessments, training that is rarely […]

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