TeachThought is a recognized global leader in progressive education. Our primary curriculum developer is Terry Heick, an award-winning teacher certified in ELA 5-12, and experience working with teachers across content areas. Terry has designed and implemented school literacy and writing plans, has experience as a Literacy Committee Chairperson, and English Department Head, and led professional development for schools and districts nationally.
As TeachThought's primary developer of curricula, Terry's teaching style is a student-centered approach focused on three themes: 1. Critical thinking 2. Personalized and differentiated learning 3. A convergent demand of multiple literacies, including information, writing, reading, digital, and research literacy
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Bachelor of Arts, English (1998); Master of Arts, Teaching (2006)
Terry is a well-trained husband and father of four very busy children. Terry is also Founder and Director of TeachThought, writer for George Lucas Foundation (edutopia). He is also a humanist and futurist interested in social improvement, artificial intelligence, and self-directed learning.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Special Education, English, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Problem Solving, Writing, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Poetry, For All Subjects, Close Reading