8 Things Every Teacher Needs In Order To Grow

8 Things Every Teacher Needs In Order To Grow by Terry Heick What do teachers need to grow? Training, books, words of encouragement, degrees and certifications, PD, meetings, assistants, rules, policies, laptops–these are the traditional fare of teacher improvement. But

How To Take Cornell Notes

How To Take Cornell Notes Originally published in 2015; updated in October 2018 Form: Cornell Notes Purpose: Distill complex text, arguments, etc. into format useful for study Sweet Spot: Grades 8-12, college Background: According to Wikipedia, the system was developed

14 Things Every Student Needs

What Every Student Needs by Terry Heick There is no perfect lesson, unit, or school any more than their can be a perfect song, flavor, or shade of blue. Every student is different. Every single intelligent, forgetful, smiling, moody, enthusiastic,

How Students Are Like Cats

How Students Are Like Cats by Terry Heick Students can be a lot like cats. This occurred to me recently when teaching a group of 8th graders about the wonders of the preposition. Cats are curious, aloof little prima donnas

50 Ways To Measure Understanding

50 Ways To Measure Understanding by Terry Heick How do you measure what a student understands? Not give them an assessment, score it, then use that score to imply understanding. Rather, how do you truly ‘uncover’ what they ‘know’–and how