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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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Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

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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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Professional Learning Opportunities and the Teachers They Create

Professional learning is most effective when educators have the option to personalize the experience and communicate meaningfully with other educators who share their focus.

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Value-Added Measures (VAMs) and Instructor Effectiveness: Unpacking the Debate

To better understand the debate about tying teacher effectiveness to student test performance, look at the VAMs system and how it is used.

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Implementing a School-Wide Mindfulness Program

A school-wide mindfulness program starts with reaching out to faculty members who can help or hinder, and then addressing parent questions and concerns before beginning.

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Students?

Computerized teachers and implanted knowledge are unlikely. Only a real human could fully grasp classroom mood and the nuanced learning needs of each student.

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5 Ideas to Kickstart Your Summer Learning

This summer, build a learning archive, read for inspiration, design your digital space, redesign your physical classroom space, and take on a challenge.

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Do You Have 21/21 Vision?

To develop students' 21st-century skills, each school must determine the best outcomes and work toward them in ways appropriate and relevant to the community.

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Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.

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Big Ideas for Better Schools: Ten Ways to Improve Education

Ideas for students, teachers, schools, and communities.

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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis identifies the nature of grit, its necessity and value of grit in education, and ten ways of teaching students to develop their own grit.

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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.

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Project-Based Learning: An Overview

Seymour Papert, a distinguished professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is among a growing group of scholars who support project-based learning.

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Use Arts Integration to Enhance Common Core

Arts integration specialist Susan Riley looks at some of the ways in which teaching with the arts can meet and enhance Common Core requirements.

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Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment

New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.

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