Webinar: 4 Easy Ways To Promote Critical Thinking In Your Classroom

4 Easy Ways To Promote Critical Thinking In Your Classroom Join us for a quick 30 minute webinar on easy ways to integrate critical thinking in your classroom. Critical Thinking When Tuesday, April 27 at 4:30 Eastern US Where This free event is hosted by TeachThought University. You can pre-register here. Outcome Webinar viewers will … Read more

Modern Learning Strategies: 6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

Modern Learning Strategies: 6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning by Terry Heick This post has been updated and republished from a 2013 post by Terry Heick Teachers often wrestle with two big questions: How do people learn, and how can they do it better in a constantly evolving context? In pursuit, the theme of ’21st-century … Read more

What Is 3 Before Me? A Teaching Strategy To Build Capacity In Students

What Is 3 Before Me? A Teaching Strategy To Build Capacity In Students by TeachThought Staff What is ‘3 Before Me’? ‘3 Before Me’ is a simple classroom strategy–arguably both a teaching and learning strategy–that requires that when students experience a challenge, they must first ask three different people for help before reaching out to … Read more

What Is An Asynchronous Learning Community?

What Is An Asynchronous Learning Community? by Terry Heick What Is Asynchronous Learning? An Asynchronous Learning Community is one where students learn together bound by some component–often a goal, topic, or learning space–rather than time (i.e., at the same time). As always, there are always exceptions. Not all asynchronous learning is the same and new … Read more

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

Teaching The Child Downstream: Some Words In Favor Of Communal Constructivism by Terry Heick The premise: the child is a complex living entity; they must also be given sufficient opportunities for their interests to be fulfilled by a living, breathing environment in order for them learning to be successful. (How are we defining ‘success’? Where … Read more

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

Social Pulse What Is Me Learning? A Student-Centered Learning Model by Terry Heick Years ago, I developed a kind of self-directed learning model. At the time, I thought of it as a way to support students in understanding how to learn. It was designed to let students identify–on their own–what to learn as the critical core … Read more

20 Ways To Improve A Test, Quiz, Or Other Assessment

20 Ways To Improve A Test, Quiz, Or Other Assessment  by TeachThought Staff There is often talk about assessment–its forms, frequency, and the integration of gleaned data to revise planned instruction. Formative versus assessment, rigor, and the evasive nature of understanding are also areas for exploration. But rarely is there discussion about the kinds of … Read more

What Is Project-Based Learning?

What Is Project-Based Learning? by Terry Heick In one sentence, project-based learning is the process of learning through projects. The Definition Of Project-Based Learning To be a bit more specific, project-based learning is the process of learning through the design, development, and completion of projects. It can be useful to think of it in terms … Read more

12 Strategies To Build Relationships With Students

12 Strategies To Build Relationships With Students by Terry Heick Student engagement is one of the most fundamental requirements of learning. Without an engaged mind, everything else–no matter the quality of the pedagogy or the cleverness of the technology–is futile. And one of the useful ways to make improvements here is by having a strong … Read more

7 Principles Of Sustainable Learning: An Agrarian Learning Model

Social Pulse by Terry Heick This post has been updated and republished What would the opposite of the industrial learning model–the existing vision of most public education systems worldwide in the 21st century–look like? It seemed to me that it might work something like a farm or garden or other ‘human-designed but nature-based model.’ The … Read more