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Whole Child Development Is Undervalued

Desire to learn and effective experimentation characterize the whole child approach, requiring a whole culture to extend these conditions into schooling and adult life.

What Is Personalization, Really?

Personalized learning means student agency, defining curriculum by real-life skills, defining learning expectations, encouraging self-knowledge, and teachers getting to know their students as people.

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.

Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.

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Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

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Challenges in Education: A Student's-Eye View

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

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Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

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Implementing a School-Wide Mindfulness Program

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

Learn what 3D printing is, what students like to create with this technology, and the low-cost, high-impact potential of improving the world through creative fabrication.

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Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips

Here are 17 tips, both technical and pedagogical, to help you navigate your first year of incorporating a 3D printer into your classroom projects.

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7 Apps for Student Creators

Because Millennials and digital natives live in a creation-based world, apps like Adobe Voice, Thinglink, and Pages promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and invite real-world learning.

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Global Teacher Prize Winner Nancie Atwell Takes the Mic

Founder of the Center for Teaching Nancie Atwell is using her platform to advocate for educational practices and policies that put children at the center.

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Tech Toys (and Tools) for Learning

By combining new tools with old-school manipulatives, teachers can benefit from cutting edge edtech while their students engage more of their senses during play.

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An Insider’s Guide to Edcamps

All you need for an Edcamp is building, classroom, and wi-fi, access -- and educators excited about showing up to create their own personal learning agenda.

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Creative Destruction in Teaching (and the Ongoing Relevance of Teachers)

"Industrial mutation," rather than making teachers obsolete, uniquely positions us to empower students to change the world with the new tools in their hands.

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips examines eight myths that drive education policy, including the value of homework for students and merit pay for teachers, the irrelevance of funding and class size, and the fairness of college admissions.

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Redefining Smart: Multiple Intelligences

Edutopia reports on the resurgent relevance of Howard Gardner's ground-breaking theory, which changed the game for students and teachers.

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Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences

Edutopia revisits its 1997 interview with the Harvard University professor about multiple intelligences and new forms of assessment.

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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

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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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.

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