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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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Pokemon Go... and Global Success Skills?

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3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher

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Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

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Modeling Constructive Online Behavior

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Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty

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Reconnecting Adults With Playful Learning

Creativity and self-expression are the keys to helping adults understand how playful learning can enrich the experience of the children in their world.

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A New Must-Read for All Educators

Stories of hope sure to nurture the educator's spirit are offered up in this book by Tom Little.

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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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20 Top Pinterest Tips

Pinterest is an educator's dream come true because of its many options for curating and sharing ideas, displaying student work, and building a PLN.

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Social Media Can Be Your Ally

Remind, Twitter, and Instagram are just a few of the kid-friendly tools that teachers can use to enhance student learning within and beyond the classroom.

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.

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Quick, Draw a Scientist!

As long as science is perceived as geeky, U.S. students are less likely to embrace STEM subjects. They need to reimagine what scientists look like.

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Children in Charge: Self-Directed Learning Programs

Programs like Hands On Technologies, Villa Monte, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship demonstrate the positive outcomes of letting children choose their own learning paths.

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12 Nuggets of 21st-Century Learning

Well into the 21st century, the concept of 21st-century learning is still gaining traction. Ken Kay offers 12 indicators to educate and illustrate.

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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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12 Awesome Edtech Apps

An edtech teaching toolkit should include reliable tools for your needs and circumstances. Whether that includes Kahoot!, Screencast-O-Matic, or Scratch, it's ultimately about your teacher-student relationship.

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The Era of the Teacherpreneur

The teacherpreneur merges the image of the innovative classroom teacher with the risk-taking and entrepreneurial leadership we commonly associate with those who create their own place in the professional world.

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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.

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The Difference Between Learners and Students

Blogger Terry Heick compares learners to students and suggests the difference between the two is in how their educational experience is framed for them.

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