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Project-Based Learning

Learn how to use our PBL model to grow thinking and learning with students creating and contributing and using rich inquiry to get there. Learn more >>

Inquiry

Learn how to help lead your learners by increasing the effectiveness of questioning by teachers and students. Learn more >>

Tech Integration

Learn how to find the best technology fit for your purpose and build capacity around great pedagogy to grow learning. Learn more >>

Differentiation

Learn and use the six elements of differentiation: Content, Process, Product, Readiness, Interests and Learning Preferences. Learn more >>

Assessment

Learn how to create engaging assessments, practical formative strategies, and how to assess instead of just grade. Learn more >>

Growth Mindset

Learn how to develop and apply a growth mindset in yourself and your students with specific methods and instructional strategies. Learn more >>

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The PBL Mindset For Leadership

The PBL Mindset for Leadership by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this piece was originally published at TeachThought.com In a recent blog post (How the Culture of Achievement is Hurting Our Schools) I noted the dangers of chasing...
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How The Culture Of Achievement Is Hurting Our Schools

How The Culture Of Achievement Is Hurting Our Schools by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Achievement sounds great doesn’t it? What parent doesn’t want their child to...
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Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought?

Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought? by Terry Heick *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Thinking is troublesome. For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts and reaches...
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Spotlight: Elementary Students (i)Hop Into Project-Based Learning

Spotlight: Elementary Students (I)Hop Into Project-Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Continuing in our series of showcasing student (and teacher) work in...
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The Delicate Dance Of Professional Development

The Delicate Dance of Professional Development by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog post was originally published at TeachThought.com Professional Development. We need it. You need it. Our students need us all to do it but how?...
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How To Avoid Pointless Professional Development

How To Avoid Pointless Professional Development   by Drew Perkins, Director TeachThought Professional Development *this piece was originally published at TeachThought.com We’ve all been there. Professional Development that felt pointless and left us...
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7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development

7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com As the end of the school year draws to a close, administrators start pulling together their...
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20 Questions That Schools Should Be Asking About Professional Development

20 Questions That Schools Should Be Asking About Professional Development by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Planning for Professional Development can be a tricky proposition. As...
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What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t

What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Project-Based Learning is a great way to reach and teach students, but what is...
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Spotlight: Student Work In Project Based Learning

Spotlight: Student Work In Project Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Recently Abby Griffy, a school leader from a district with which I’ve worked developing...
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5 Barriers To More Authentic Teaching And Learning

5 Barriers To More Authentic Teaching And Learning   By Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD *this post was originally published at TeachThought.com School should be different. Teaching should be different. Learning should be different. In most cases...
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The Enduring Residue Of Project-Based Learning PD

The Enduring Residue Of Project Based Learning PD by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this piece was originally published at TeachThought.com TeachThought readers have probably figured out that I’m a big fan of Project-Based...
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Using Project-Based Learning To Flip Bloom’s Taxonomy For Deeper Learning

Using Project-Based Learning To Flip Bloom’s Taxonomy For Deeper Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development One of the central features of high quality project-based learning is the pedagogical relationship between the Driving...
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5 Questions And Answers To Get You Started With 3D Printing

5 Questions To Get You Started With 3 Printing by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Recently I checked in with our 3D Printing expert, Zach Lichaa, with 5 questions to help schools considering adding this...
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Using The QFT To Drive Inquiry In Project-Based Learning

  Using The QFT To Drive Inquiry In Project-Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog was previously published at TeachThought.com Inquiry can be a powerful teaching and learning strategy, so when I came across...
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The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy

The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy by Allan Carrington, TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator *This blog was originally published at TeachThought.com The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently,...
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5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works

5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com As I’ve written before (What PBL Can Do For Your School…And What It...
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Are The Questions You’re Asking Important To Your Students…Or Just You?

by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com Most educators would agree that engagement and commitment, while elusive, are crucial to getting great work, thinking and attention from...
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