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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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Growth Mindset is Dead

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Cultivating a New Leadership Archetype

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Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

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When Helping Hurts

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Come Along and Ride on a Google Expedition

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The Flipped Class: Is Flipping for Everyone?
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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

Discover how some teachers have creatively applied the flipped learning model to increase quality class time in PE, woodworking, dance education, and elementary classrooms.

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Building Your Edtech Ecosystem

A learning environment is a delicate balance of mutable elements, requiring a nurturing teacher and ongoing evaluation of information handling, content creation, and results.

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The LAUSD iPad Initiative: 5 Critical Technology Integration Lessons

The missteps in LAUSD's 1:1 program rollout stand as a costly illustration of the vision, planning, and implementation actually required for successful district-wide technology integration.

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The Help Desk: Leveraging Student Genius

Andrew Marcinek, creator of Help Desk, reflects on how this student-driven, entrepreneurial tech course has grown, and how it continues to benefit entire school communities.

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Is Lecturing Culturally Biased?

Studies suggest that replacing the lecture-hall model with an active learning model can help close the achievement gap between students of different cultural backgrounds.

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The 4Ss of Note-Taking With Technology

Any system of note taking (digital or otherwise) helps students master cognitively demanding tasks if it provides support and helps them save, search, and share.

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Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

The pushback against Common Core includes teachers who believe they should have a voice in defining the standards, curriculum, and assessment.

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Teacher Development Is Key to Closing the Achievement Gap

Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) defines four key practices for sustained student achievement.

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How the School of the Future Got It Right

This New York City middle and high school measures the full range of student ability through formative assessments, presentations, exhibitions, and tests -- and they put a strong focus on "authentic" tasks that are tied to the real world.

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“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom

By combining the flipped learning model with differentiated instruction, teachers can quickly and efficiently mobilize their students in "right size" learning activities.

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4 Tools to Help You Go Paperless This Year

Your teaching practice doesn't have to generate stacks of paper. Evernote, Noteshelf, Doxie, and Google Drive can help you save frustration and trees.

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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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Book Recommendations for Awesome Teachers

Teacher and blogger Jose Vilson recommends a summer reading list whose titles cover issues of leadership, race and math.

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George Lucas: Teaching "Communication"

An interview with the founder and chairman of the George Lucas Educational Foundation on the new visual language of learning and teaching.

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