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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.

The Future of Learning

Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.

Student Power!

If knowledge is power, and that power is now in the hands of students, shouldn't that change power relationships in schools?

5 Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem

Educational futurist Andrea Saveri describes five shifts in thinking and practice that will profoundly affect the big picture of teaching and learning.

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Grit Happens in PBL

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HACKtivate ED: A Model for Collaborative Problem Solving

Guest blogger Bryan Kitch of Activate-Ed describes the remarkable hackathon model, in which educators and ed tech developers put in 24 hours inventing solutions for a set of district-wide data and communication challenges.

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From Italy, with Love: An Argument for the Lyceum School Model

Guest blogger Margherita Rossi, a classical humanities teacher at the Lyceum school in Bologna, describes why Italy's secondary education model, based on Aristotle's educational principles, might work in the U.S.

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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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School Board Elections: How to Decide

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips presents his criteria in voting for school board candidates, suggesting the job skills and character traits he believes are required for the position.

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ReMaking Education: Designing Classroom Makerspaces for Transformative Learning

Writing teacher, world citizen and guest blogger Stephanie West-Puckett reflects on the idea that, by integrating Maker culture into curriculum, we are transforming how learning happens in our schools.

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How to Close the Achievement Gap: Arts Education

Edutopia's Anne O'Brien shares recent findings that indicate the importance and need for arts education.

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Making Sense Out of Educational Research

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin asks us to consider when is educational research relevant and, more importantly, how can we use it in ways that will make it more relevant.

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A Six-Point Checklist for Education Innovators

Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss shares an excerpt from her latest book, "Bringing Innovation to School," in which she looks at some of the qualities expressed and practiced by education innovators.

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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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Common Core Big Idea 3: Standards Must Be Unpacked

In this third of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins suggest that that educators “unpack” the CCSS into four broad categories -- 1) Long-term Transfer Goals, 2) Overarching Understandings, 3) Overarching Essential Questions, and 4) a...

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Math Education Professor Dor Abrahamson: Making Math Meaningful (Video)

Edutopia.org's Director of Video Programming, Zachary Fink, interviews UC Berkeley professor Dor Abrahamson about passion and creativity in math instruction.

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ReMaking Education: Designing Classroom Makerspaces for Transformative Learning

Writing teacher, world citizen and guest blogger Stephanie West-Puckett reflects on the idea that, by integrating Maker culture into curriculum, we are transforming how learning happens in our schools.

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Why Should We Care About Vocational Education?

Blogger Mark Phillips looks at vocational education, the ingrained academic bias against it, and the importance of presenting young people with career training opportunities.

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Rigorous Project-Based Learning Transforms AP Courses

Through a project called Knowledge in Action, researchers at the University of Washington have been exploring whether project-based learning can help high school students with diverse learning styles understand content more deeply in advanced placement...

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