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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning

The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning contributed by Nigel Coutts Ed note: This has been updated from a previous post  Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised from the original post by Nigel. He uses the term passion projects, […]

Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment To Understand

Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment To Understand by TeachThought Staff Whole Child Learning is a thing; Whole Teaching should be a thing too, no? Here at TeachThought, Jackie Gerstein’s usergeneratededucation is at the top of our reading list, in large part for her thinking about the human side of formal education. Much of our […]

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The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning by Terry Heick If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind.

10 Resources For A Student-Centered 1:1 Program

10 Resources For A Student-Centered 1:1 Program In Your School contributed by Christi Wilson For school districts striving to move from a teacher-centered learning environment to a learner-centered approach, a 1:1 technology program may just be the answer.

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44 Alternatives To What’d You Learn In School Today?

25 Alternatives To “What’d You Learn In School Today?” by Terry Heick This post has been updated and republished from a previous post You try to fake it, but it limps right out of your mouth, barely alive. “What’d you learn in school today?” In a single sentence, all that is wrong with “school.” First, the […]

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions by Terry Heick Questions can be extraordinary learning tools. A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be […]

5 Reasons To Use Digital Portfolios In Your Classroom

by Jennifer Rita Nichols Educators and students of today have more knowledge and tools available to them than ever before in history. Advances in technology have created a digital world where people from all wakes of life can interact and share knowledge–where the answer to almost any question imaginable is just a few clicks away, no […]

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Technology Is Now As Much A Part Of Learning As Reading & Writing

Technology Is Now As Much A Part Of Learning As Reading & Writing by Terry Heick iPads are the worst technology students will ever use. This was a useful idea I saw hanging for a moment in my twitter feed from Jamie Casap–useful in that it helped me see education technology as a principle rather […]
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Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart

Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart by TeachThought Staff Framing content is among the most powerful strategies teachers have to engage students and promote deep understanding of content. One example is project-based learning, which is both an instructional design tool for teachers, as well as a (potentially) engaging ways for learners […]

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Helping Students Fail: A Framework

Helping Students Fail: A Framework by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a previous publishing As teachers, allowing students to see failure as a negative experience is one of the worst things we can do. Granted, this isn’t unique to education. The idea of risk-taking, failing, looking, leaping, try-try-again is ingrained […]

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