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Education Trends

What needs are emerging and being identified? How are forward-thinking educators meeting them? Follow the early adopters here.

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.

Innovation: Significant Positive Change

Educational innovation means finding new, positive, impactful ways to rethink roles and responsibilities, create meaningful learning opportunities, and enable students to untangle complexity.

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.

Edutopia's Top 10 for 2014

By the numbers, our community was all about tips and strategies in 2014, even as members' thoughtful, passionate conversations exploded across our social media channels.

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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It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again . . . Even for Adults

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Put Working Memory to Work in Learning

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The Insanity of the New Humanity: Put Away the Phone and Be There

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 1: Staff Presentations

Use technology to implement the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) for clarity and efficiency in presenting to and communicating with school staff.

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Fixing Detached Schools Via Tech

If schools seem detached from the people and communities they serve, strategic uses of interactive technology, apps, and social media offer the means to reconnect.

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STEM Is Jambalaya

Maybe it's time to start thinking of STEM as a new subject instead of breaking it down to identify the science, technology, engineering, and math.

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A Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School

After two years of blended learning, a low-performing high school became one of the country's best. Read about how they shifted the learning, teaching, and culture.

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Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes

The best way for raising teachers' technology abilities is through a coordinated, district-wide, individualized training program -- because effective staff development is personal.

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Grit Happens in PBL

Looking for practical applications of grit? Try project-based learning and move beyond character education to teach students how stuff gets done in the real world.

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Find Your Digital Space

For teachers staking out their digital space, the first three steps are determining the right platform, developing your brand, and finding the confidence to share.

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Social Media Guidelines

Being involved in social media allows adults, teens and kids connect with each other, learn with each other and grow together.

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How the Common Core Standards Tackle Problem Solving

Blogger Ben Johnson highlights how the Common Core Standards address problem solving and help prepare students for the real world.

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An Introduction to Teacher Development

New models for preparing educators in training focus on practical tips and feedback.

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Gamification in Education

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis and her high school students are exploring what makes games effective for classroom use. As of this blog, they've come up with six essential elements, but their task is far from complete.

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Transforming Education: The One Thing I'd Change in 2014

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar describes how engaging in authentic dialogue can strengthen school communities.

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Remake Your Class: 6 Steps to Get Started

Designer and organizational strategist Melanie Kahl suggests a six-step process to rethink and remake your classroom for more inspiring and more effective learning.

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Education: The Single Most Important Job

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, filmmaker and Edutopia founder George Lucas shares his vision for how education can change lives.

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