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Environmental Education
Learning With Nature

By Marina Robb and Victoria Mew

Since experiencing nature is a healthy part of child development, take your class outdoors and use elements of nature for teaching the usual classroom subjects.

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By Keyana Stevens

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading, but where to start? There are so many great books out there. This video playlist provides some inspiration to get kids reading over the break.

By Donna Wilson, Ph.D.

By teaching students to monitor their thinking during learning by setting goals, applying strategies, reflecting, and adjusting, teachers will help them improve their learning ability.

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By Patricia Hilliard, PhD

The seven strategies of highly skilled readers include activating, summarizing, monitoring and clarifying, visualizing and organizing, searching and selecting, questioning, and inferring.

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By Ross Cooper

Here are five books that will add some fun, practicality, data-driven findings, digital thinking, and connectivity to your PD reading this summer.

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High Tech High's Vocational and Academic Model

High Tech High School's four academies provide students with a range of vocational majors, connecting them with real-world contexts and teaching 21st-century skills.

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Integrated Learning: Broadcasting and Social Studies

Engage history students with the challenge of creating and producing their own radio program to share their knowledge and ideas with a wide audience.

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By Rebecca Alber

Consider one of these six engaging and creative student projects to wrap of the school year.

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By G. Randy Kasten

Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.

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Teacher Leadership
The Myth of Having Summers Off

By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

When summer hits, teachers often find themselves busy with all the business they were unable to accomplish during the frantic school year.

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By Elena Aguilar

If there's something pushing you out of your current role or pulling you towards another one, consider this: Pursue the exploration!

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By Matt Davis

To help combat summer learning loss, blogger Matt Davis curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break.

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Critical Thinking
A New Definition of Rigor

By Brian Sztabnik

Rigor doesn't simply mean giving students more or harder work. Instead, it's the result of work that challenges students' thinking in new and interesting ways.

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