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

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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.


3 Peaks and 3 Pits of Standards-Based Grading

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Online Professional Development: Beyond PLCs and PLNs

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

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What Do "Future Ready" Students Look Like?

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Teach Mindfulness, Invite Happiness

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Too Much Tech, Too Little Human Interaction

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

In some countries, people interact as humans instead of vanishing into their phones. Vicki Davis suggests that we not let technology take away our humanity.

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Less Is More: The Value of a Teacher's Time

Teachers could become more effective with their students if they had more time outside of class for planning instruction and grading student work.

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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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Creativity is the Secret Sauce in STEM

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez turns STEM into STEAM through the amazing, artistic secret sauce of creativity.

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Student-Centered Learning: It Starts With the Teacher

Teachers encourage student-centered learning by allowing students to share in decisions, believing in their capacity to lead, and remembering how it feels to learn.

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New Things to Try in 2015

Instead of committing to New Year's resolutions this year, try for scalability with these strategy suggestions for the next five days, five weeks, and five months.

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The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

Reflection is critical to your continued growth as a teacher, whether you seek student feedback, leave yourself sticky notes, or blog your thoughts for colleagues.

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Why Teachers Matter

George Lucas, filmmaker and GLEF founder, believes that even in this age of digital connectivity and instant access to information, we still need to recognize the importance of the human touch in education.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Best Kickoff Videos

VideoAmy has collected a playlist of brief, compelling videos about education that can be used to start meetings with a bang and get everyone from parents to teachers engaged.

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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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