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Thomas Arnett is a Research Fellow of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute. His research focuses on the changing roles of teachers in blended learning environments and other innovative educational models.

Published Articles & Media

Making Student Data More Usable: What Innovation Theory Tells Us About Interoperability

Imagine an ideal world in which all student data flows seamlessly and securely between software applications:

Will Trump’s Deregulation Help Teacher Preparation?

Will overturning the Obama administration's teacher preparation regulations lead to progress or stagnation in teacher quality?

Make Teaching More Doable

Many teachers find themselves on a pathway to burnout, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Competency-Based Learning for Teachers

Can micro-credentials reboot professional development?

Teaching Like a Champion: Blended Learning Edition

Teachers need resources like this to help them transition successfully to the student-centered learning practices that blended learning enables.

The Myth and Reality of Heroic Teaching

Machines can’t imitate acts of heroic teaching, but with the help of performance-augmenting technologies, teachers will have an unprecedented ability to impact their students’ lives for the better.

Will Blended Learning Fulfill its Disruptive Potential?

Mainstream adoption of blended learning will come not from policy reform but from persuading the people who work at the ground level in education.

Getting Past the Broken “Teachers vs. Technology” Debate

Rather than seeing technology as either a threat to or poor substitute for teachers, we need to determine how best to use technology to enhance teachers’ capabilities.

Why New Technologies Often Don’t Help Students

Breakthrough innovations come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old processes.

Personalized Learning and Sound Curriculum—Two Sides of the Same Coin

Personalization should not compromise students’ mastery of core knowledge; indeed, it is a powerful means for enabling students to master core knowledge

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