Terry Heick profile

Terry Heick

founder/director at teachthought. humanist. technologist. futurist. macro thinker extraordinaire.

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  • Parent Partnership

    Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

    Back-to-school content is usually focused on teachers and students, and as these two groups will have the largest workload ahead of them, that makes sense. But for students, the ultimate support system is not an expert teacher, but an informed and supportive family.
  • Literacy

    Turning Summer Reading Loss Into Learning Gain

    This summer, have your students make their reading meaningful by thoughtfully applying what they learn to areas of their life that matter to them.
  • Student Engagement

    Help Students Beat the "Summer Slide" in ELA

    Discover eight ways for teachers to help prevent summer learning loss in English language arts -- including library dates, digital book clubs, and student blogs about topics that matter to them.
  • School Leadership

    Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty

    Remix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh approaches, making them meaningful, drawing on everyone's genius, and generating inspiring documentation for the community.
  • School Libraries

    What Exactly Is a Library?

    Thinking in words, writing in books -- if we changed how we perceive, record, and aggregate information, how would our libraries change?
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Teaching Empathy: Are We Teaching Content or Students?

    Teaching empathy is about teaching students, not content -- how they feel about the incoming knowledge will ultimately determine how useful it is to them.
  • Education Equity

    Equity in Education: Where to Begin?

    If we hope for equity in education, we may have to abandon our efforts toward standardization and recognize the individuality of our students.
  • Professional Development

    Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

    Terry Heick looks at what reflection is, how it works as both a private and shared activity, and why teachers need it in their toolkit.
  • Teacher Development

    Teaching Is Giving: One Teacher's Gift List

    Terry Heick reflects on the many levels of giving that happen within our teaching practice, and considers how he can give more -- and more efficiently.
  • Bullying Prevention

    Transparency: Bullying Redefined and Identified

    While bullying may be too big a problem to actually solve, a new tone of transparency can make it easier to recognize and avoid.