“We’re rediscovering how versatile teaching can be”

CSG: Reorganizing the standard curriculum requires huge adjustments on the part of both students and teachers. How are they handling it so far? WS: All 25 teachers have been working on this project for the past two years, and they have made a commitment to see it through. In the past, school development has always … Read more

Building resilience in children through conversational storytelling

The COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous challenges for families all over the world. Among those who have been most affected are young children, many of whom have far fewer opportunities to interact with peers and others outside the home now than they did before the pandemic. Between the ages of 1 and 5, these interactions … Read more

Could playing video games impact learning ability?

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs. Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves … 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

The Benefits Of Competency-Based Assessment

The Benefits Of Competency-Based Assessment contributed by David Garrick, Dean of Graduate School of Education, UCDS College for School Culture In What Is Competency-Based Learning?, we said that competency-based education “focuses on the student’s demonstration of desired learning outcomes as central to the learning process. It is concerned chiefly with a student’s progression through curriculum … Read more

Has the COVID-19 crisis affected reading development?

“Hello reader! Go ahead and read this sentence aloud. And maybe this one too.” Did you, by any chance, time yourself? If so, you have measured your “oral reading fluency.” This simple measure—the number of words read aloud correctly divided by the length of time it took—is used to chart the development of reading skills … 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

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

What Is Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy?

What Is Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy? by TeachThought Staff The Definition Of Bloom’s Taxonomy, I said, “In one sentence, Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchical ordering of cognitive skills that can, among countless other uses, help teachers teach and students learn.” Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy is simply an update to the original taxonomy that made expanded on the vision of the … Read more