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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.

Innovation: Significant Positive Change

Educational innovation means finding new, positive, impactful ways to rethink roles and responsibilities, create meaningful learning opportunities, and enable students to untangle complexity.

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.

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Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

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Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Here, blogger Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.

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6 Open Educational Resources

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek presents his six favorite open educational resources that will introduce you to a wide world of curriculum materials for inspiring your students toward creative exploration and inquiry.

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A New Student Teaching Model for Pairing Interns with Clinical Teachers

Drs. Teresa Washut Heck and Nancy Bacharach, Co-Directors of the Academy for Co-Teaching and Collaboration at St. Cloud State University, enumerate the benefits of the co-teaching model in helping student teachers develop their in-class practice.

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Teens, Song and the Language of Connection

Guest blogger Lessia Bonn wraps up Connected Educator Month by way of an exuberant story about reaching out with music, reflecting back the wisdom of young people, and finding the spirit of sharing among teachers.

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3 Leadership Lessons from the Government Shutdown

Guest blogger Fred Ende, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instructional Services for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, looks at the recent Federal government shutdown as a cautionary lesson in effective leadership principles.

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The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning "Upside Down"

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher considers the mechanics and benefits of flipping both an English and a science class, and suggests a variation on the flipped model for younger or less connected students.

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School Leaders: Guiding Teachers into the Digital Age

Blogger Anne OBrien proposes that school leaders need to develop a long-term strategy for implementing technology at their schools.

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How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers?

Guest blogger Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education, offers two strategies to help students become conscientious about and connected to the global problems they'll one day be called upon to solve.

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"Come and Play, Everything's A-OK" in the Responsive Classroom

The Responsive Classroom approach is founded on the idea that social-emotional growth and academic improvement are equally important and that learning occurs through social interaction.

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Dictation Technology Will Change Writing Instruction

Guest blogger Robert Rosenberger, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy, offers a thoughtful examination of how dictation technology is likely to change the future of writing instruction.

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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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How Do I Get a PLN?

Guest blogger Tom Whitby, a 40-year veteran of the teaching profession and an extremely connected educator, offers some basic, practical wisdom about what a PLN is and how to get one.

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Dive into the Maker Movement

Blogger Adam Provost visits the Fab Lab at NYC's Marymount School for a view from the front lines of the Maker movement.

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