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6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom by Dr. Monica R. Martinez Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2015 version In the U.S., millions of middle and high school students attend schools that don’t match the reality of their lives. By their teenage years, young people should be solving […]

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Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone?

Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone? by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com & Terry Heick  We know that for most children kindergarten is something anticipated with awe and enthusiasm – especially when one or more older siblings are already in school. There certainly can be anxieties, but they revolve around fear of leaving a parent or the security […]
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Learning Theories: Adaptive Control Of Thought

Learning Theories: Adaptive Control Of Thought by Terry Heick With any knowledge comes underlying assumptions. In the case of cognitive architectures and other theories and models that seek to distill and unify, one assumption is that knowledge is reducible but only to a point, and once we reach that point, what we’re left with is […]
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10 Simple Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning

10 Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning contributed by Andrea Leyden Learning is about reaching your full potential and can help you achieve self-actualization, the highest need identified by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. However, traditional education generally has a beginning and an end which culminates in taking tests. Lifelong learning preserves an individual’s desire to […]

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The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum of Choice

The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum of Choice by TeachThought Staff What is the difference between a teacher-centered and learner-driven classroom? We’ve taken a look at examples of student-centered teaching before. It’s both a subtle (in theory) and dramatic (in function) shift in the entire ecology of a classroom, curriculum, and sense of student […]

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4 Things Every Student Should Do Every Day

4 Things Every Student Should Do Every Day by Terry Heick Just a quick post meant to be quantitatively modest (only four) and qualitatively useful/practical. A list like this could get long fast. Off the top of my head, any teacher can come up with hundreds of ‘things’ it would be ‘good’ for students to […]
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What Is The Taxonomy Of Significant Learning?

The Taxonomy Of Significant Learning by Terry Heick There isn’t a whole lot to the Taxonomy Of Significant Learning, but what’s there is useful to help frame how you design learning experiences for students. As a preface, I should say that I have not been trained in this model, nor have I have I researched […]
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The Underlying Assumptions Of A Curriculum

There are ideas and then there are ideas between ideas. That is, the spaces between ideas can be pregnant with ideas of their own in the same way that there are stars and then there are spaces between the stars. And these spaces matter because they’re dark and dark (and its absence) characterizes light. Okay, […]
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A Visual Summary: 32 Learning Theories Every Teacher Should Know

A Visual Summary: 32 Learning Theories Every Teacher Should Know by Terry Heick Learning theory–and the research that goes into it–is a topic seen frequently in universities and teaching programs, then less frquently after once teachers begin practicing in the classroom. Why this is true is complicated. (If you’re teaching, you may have more pressing […]

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Stop Saying Learning Styles Don’t Work

Stop Saying Learning Styles Don’t Work by Terry Heick Two myths I continue to see more and more of over the last couple of years involve learning styles and Depth of Knowledge frameworks. The growing consensus seems to be that each has been ‘proven wrong,’ and I’m not sure where this misunderstanding started but when […]
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