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Education Trends

What needs are emerging and being identified? How are forward-thinking educators meeting them? Follow the early adopters here.

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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By the numbers, our community was all about tips and strategies in 2014, even as members' thoughtful, passionate conversations exploded across our social media channels.

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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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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Rigorous Project-Based Learning Transforms AP Courses

Through a project called Knowledge in Action, researchers at the University of Washington have been exploring whether project-based learning can help high school students with diverse learning styles understand content more deeply in advanced...

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Learning Trends vs. Permanent Disruptors

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick compares the usual waves of new ideas in education to the rising tide of disruptive tech in our culture, and asks how we can begin to reconcile them.

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Celebrating School Lunch

Blogger Anne O'Brien reports on the new nutrition standards that bring healthier food and more adequate meals to students in need.

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"Listen: The Movie" Challenges the Culture of Standardized Testing

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley reviews 'Listen: The Movie,' a new film giving voice to student frustration about U.S. education's culture of rigorous standardized testing.

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Why I Became a Connected Educator

Don Doehla, co-director of UC Berkeley's East Bay World Language Project and facilitator of Edutopia's World Languages Group, shares the circumstances that led him to become a connected educator.

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What Makes a Successful Tutor?

Seth Linden, founder and CEO at Tutorpedia, looks at the relationships and interactions with students, teachers and parents that make for the ultimate measure of a tutor's success.

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Collaboration, Change and Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation, reports that, in school systems across the country, teacher unions and district leaders are working together to address pressing needs.

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We Don't Like "Projects"

Shawn Cornally, founder of the Big Ideas School, suggests that the first step toward successful PBL is getting students to understand why they don't need to experience dread when they hear the word project.

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Implementing Expanded Learning Time: Six Factors for Success

Amrita Sahni of Boston's Edwards Middle School outlines the steps taken to successfully implement their renowned Expanded Learning Time (ELT) program.

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Why Mathematical Practices Matter as Much as the Content

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson suggests that, when teaching match content, it's equally important to develop a wider skillset for understanding and using it.

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Strategies for Embedding Project-Based Learning into STEM Education

Thom Markham from the Buck Institute shares some strategies for embedding PBL in STEM education.

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The 4 Components of a DIY Professional-Development Toolkit

Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher, provides an overview of how Twitter, blogs, Edcamps and Google Hangouts are becoming the backbone of DIY professional development in the 21st century educational ecosystem.

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The Path to Digital Citizenship

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek looks at the ethical and practical sides of digital citizenship, and suggests a mindful path for teaching the necessary skills in the elementary grades.

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National Educational Technology Plan: Your Questions Answered

Blogger Audrey Watters demystifies the National Educational Technology Plan & the U.S. DOE answers your top five questions.

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