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Founder & Director of TeachThought, humanist, technologist, futurist, failed philosopher, macro thinker extraordinaire.

There’s Value In A Non-Traditional Path To College

There’s Value In A Non-Traditional Path To College  by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Teacher & Holder of Student Loan Debt  It’s that time of year again–college time. You go to the mailbox. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for your whole life. The one that parents and teachers tell you will determine the course of your very […]

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What Does College Ready Really Mean, Anyway?

What Does “College Ready” Really Mean, Anyway? by Terry Heick Yesterday, I was talking to my 14 year old daughter yesterday about the kinds of skills that translate to academic success. I also actually used the sterile phrase “academic success.” This was an important distinction, as she’s home-schooled (another term I dislike) and learns through […]

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom by Terry Heick Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in […]

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Changing What We Teach

Changing What We Teach: Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom by Terry Heick Increasingly, the idea of computer coding is being pushed to the forefront of “things.” In movies, on the news, and other digital avatars of ourselves, coders are increasingly here. In Hollywood, computer coders are characterized as aloof and […]

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#Iwishmyteacherknew Examples Revealing All Around

#Iwishmyteacherknew Examples Revealing All Around by TeachThought Staff Kyle Schwartz teaches third grade at Doull Elementary in Colorado. By now, you’ve likely heard of her–or at least one of her ideas, #Iwishmyteacherknew. Every now and then, there’s an “Education” story that the masses take notice of–standardized testing, Michelle Rhee, Waiting for Superman, the flipped classroom, the […]

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A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work

A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work by Jane Healey, Ph.D. A recent popular magazine asked what education will be like for the class of 2025.  While the accompanying article mostly rehashed the ongoing debate between content and process, I saw the cover and had a one-word answer: research. Knowledge is more accessible […]

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7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School! 7 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 […]

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