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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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Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

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Welcoming Immigrant Students Into the Classroom

Since all immigrant children are guaranteed K-12 access under U.S. law, let's build relationships with students and their families, as well as relevant, inclusive curriculum.

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How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

The change that the Common Core demands from us is considerable, but it's not radical.

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5 App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents

Matt Davis has curated a list of resources for parents for using mobile devices and apps with children, tweens, and teens.

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Equity in Education: Where to Begin?

If we hope for equity in education, we may have to abandon our efforts toward standardization and recognize the individuality of our students.

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The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education

Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.

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It's Time to Start an Online Program

Online programs are becoming easier to integrate because, with each year, districts have more successful models to follow and more resources from which to choose.

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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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Tame the Beast: Tips for Designing and Using Rubrics

Blogger Andrew Miller shares his experiences and suggestions for creating rubrics that will make students' -- and teachers' -- lives much easier.

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The Best Education Posts of 2013: The Edutopia Top 10 Deep Dive

Guest blogger Vicki Davis, computer science teacher and IT integrator, reflects on Edutopia's top ten blog posts in 2013, why she likes them, and how their takeaways could benefit any teacher who reads them.

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Common Core Big Idea Series 1: A New Blueprint

In this first of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins suggest that understanding the standards' design and focus rather than zeroing in on grade-level standards is an important first step.

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6 Proposals for Improving Teacher Morale

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick reviews why low teacher morale is part of a complex cause-effect loop and offers six proposals to start breaking this cycle.

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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

Kinesthetic learning, especially for middle school girls, connects the act of acquiring knowledge with physical movement, breaking through the barriers of self-image and perceived limitations.

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6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace

Guest blogger Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative, provides six strategies for funding a makerspace.

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Design 101 for Educators: 5 Simple Typography Tips

Author and communicator Jason Cranford Teague continues his Design 101 for Educators series with five simple typographic tips for presenting students with ideas and assignments.

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