How To Design A 21st Century Assessment
The Future Of Learning

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment by Mike Fisher This post has been updated and republished Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, collaborating with others around the globe, performance tasks, and more. Getting these design elements into a teacher’s current curriculum demands that teachers create professional habits…

Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better
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Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better

Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School! Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better by Terry Heick Time for a staff meeting? Need an idea? Something that engages teachers? Shake things up a bit? Start the year off right? Lessee. Maybe you group teachers somehow–something cool. By birth month or favorite Jimmy…

Meeting Wendell Berry
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Meeting Wendell Berry

Meeting Wendell Berry by Terry Heick “Because of the penmanship.” The man I’d been chasing for ten years now had been speaking with two authors seated next to him at what appeared to be a wooden supper table, but covered in books and coffee. After a decade of endless and painful reconciliation between belief and…

13 Standards For A Near-Future School
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13 Standards For A Near-Future School

13 Standards For A Near-Future School by Terry Heick Today, an “unconnected classroom”—that is, one without social components, digital media output, authentic and highly visible school-to-school and school-to-community functions, and personal learning for each student through mobile and adaptive technology for each student—is seen as appropiately cautious–which is why some teachers sometimes seem against technology…

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain
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Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain by Paul Moss Recently I came across this interesting article: Shifting from Pedagogy to Heutagogy and whilst espousing all contained within, it got me thinking about the inescapable perils faced when adopting this and other progressive forms of teaching. Going against the grain can be a lonely experience…

What Is Really, Truly ‘Best For The Kids’?
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What Is Really, Truly ‘Best For The Kids’?

What Is Really, Truly ‘Best For The Kids’? by Terry Heick What’s best for the kids. I remember hearing this phrase when I was handed a towering stack of fluency probes that represented about 3-4 hours of “in addition to” work per week. I wasn’t against the idea behind it all (supporting the literacy of…

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5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students

5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students

TeachThought StaffApril 7, 20217 min read

How Can We Help Every Student Tap Their Inner Genius? contributed by Zacc Dukowitz When we hear the word genius,…

What Is An Asynchronous Learning Community?

What Is An Asynchronous Learning Community?

Terry HeickApril 5, 2021

What Is An Asynchronous Learning Community? by Terry Heick What Is Asynchronous Learning? An Asynchronous Learning Community is one where…

Teaching The Child Downstream: Some Words In Favor Of Communal Constructivism

Teaching The Child Downstream: Some Words In Favor Of Communal Constructivism

Terry HeickApril 5, 2021

Teaching The Child Downstream: Some Words In Favor Of Communal Constructivism by Terry Heick The premise: the child is a…

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 240 The Importance Of Black Teacher Pipelines

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 240 The Importance Of Black Teacher Pipelines

Drew PerkinsApril 5, 2021

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 240 The Importance Of Black Teacher Pipelines Drew Perkins talks with Sharif El-Mekki about his work…

The Benefits Of Competency-Based Assessment

The Benefits Of Competency-Based Assessment

TeachThought StaffApril 4, 2021

The Benefits Of Competency-Based Assessment contributed by David Garrick, Dean of Graduate School of Education, UCDS College for School Culture…