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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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Put Working Memory to Work in Learning

Strengthen your students' conscious processing of information with techniques like repetition, gamification, visualization, emphasizing relevance, and peer teaching.

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

Bring professional development events to life with Interactive Learning Challenges, which merge collaboration, interactivity, and problem solving in a hands-on environment for learning technology.

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Teaching Empathy: Are We Teaching Content or Students?

Teaching empathy is about teaching students, not content -- how they feel about the incoming knowledge will ultimately determine how useful it is to them.

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Can Stress Help Students?

Stress might not always be the enemy. Research shows that positive stress can strengthen the immune system, enhance memory and learning, and improve decision-making skills.

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Future Ready: Roadmaps to Tech Integration

Effective tech integration begins with strong leadership, mutual trust among all players and stakeholders, and a logical, sustainable plan.

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Strategies to Level Up Learning

The platform model of game-based learning resources can help non-gaming teachers vet appropriate classroom games, provide student performance analytics, and include lesson plan ideas.

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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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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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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

These tools from Google for Educators, whether old and familiar or new and improved, will keep teachers and students inspired, inventive, and organized.

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School Administrator's Guide to Supporting the Role of School Counselors

Guest blogger Kimberlee Ratliff, a National Certified Counselor and APUS Associate Professor and Program Director, offers school administrators a checklist for what they should and should not expect from their school counselors.

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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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Five-Minute Film Festival: TED Talks for Teachers

Resources for teaching and learning with TED Talks.

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Revolution, Responsibility, and Football: Teaching Financial Literacy to Middle Schoolers

In the second installment of this series, guest blogger Brian Page offers three more financial literacy resources, this time focusing on an educational site and two online games to engage middle schoolers in understanding personal finances.

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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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