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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.

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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.

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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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Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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Doing More With Less: PD, Resources, and Ownership

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Doing More With Less: PD, Resources, and Ownership

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Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

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Tech-Enhanced Parent Engagement

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Myth vs. Reality in a 1:1 Classroom

Three myths about the 1:1 classroom: it's a paperless environment; all student work happens on devices; and all teachers need to adopt the technology.

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Math as a Social Justice Lever

Some suggest going easy on kids who'd rather drop out than study math, yet math remains an essential life tool across racial, gender, and class lines.

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Technology Summer Camp

Summertime professional development becomes a little more like camp when the learning happens through hands-on, play-based tech challenges.

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Empowering Student Relationships With Media

Consider this working with this new taxonomy or ladder of engagement when assigning your students media projects: consuming, curating, creating, critiquing, and publishing.

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What Community Engagement in Education Looks Like . . . and Can Do

See how community businesses in one Tennessee school district became heavily involved with local high schools and graduation rates dramatically increased.

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Increasing Student Voice in Local Schools and Districts

Students deserve a say in running their schools and districts, and board members could easily make room for student representatives to share their wisdom and insight.

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Hangouts on Air: Connecting Teachers With Content Experts

Google Hangouts can be an accessible, low-cost tool for teaching educators about technology or turning snow days into PD sessions -- among many other possibilities.

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Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st-Century Classroom

Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher and edtech Master's candidate, defines visual literacy and proposes using three popular social media modes - Instagram, Emoji and memes - to enhance students' academic fluency.

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Teaching with Visuals: Students Respond to Images

One math teacher has discovered that creating his own visual curricular materials helps his students.

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3 Surprising Skills That School Counselors Need

School counselors can increase their effectiveness when they master technology skills, embrace data analysis, and develop their public speaking abilities.

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Empowering Teachers With Tech-Friendly Formative Assessment Tools

By locating the right tool and building data collection into your routine, you can easily have the formative assessment data you need for responding to student understanding.

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"School Time" in New Zealand

Traveling ed blogger Adam Provost checks in from New Zealand with a report on how rethinking the daily school schedule can make a world of difference.

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Before We Flip Classrooms, Let's Rethink What We're Flipping To

Edu-tech innovator Idit Harel Caperton urges us to look at the educational landscape that our growing enthusiasm for the flipped-classroom model is actually creating - and how we can make the most of it.

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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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