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

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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.

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.

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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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

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Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips

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Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced

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It's Time to Start an Online Program

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The Need for Adaptation in Schools

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Do You Have 21/21 Vision?

To develop students' 21st-century skills, each school must determine the best outcomes and work toward them in ways appropriate and relevant to the community.

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At the Movies: Films Focused on Education Reform

There's been quite a bit of buzz about documentary films that take a look at issues within the American education system. Whether you agree with the point of view of any of these films or not, they are sure to get you thinking.

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Teacherpreneurs: We're Here to Inspire

Teacherpreneurs inspire their students in many ways, such as connection, appreciation, valuing feedback, expecting grit, and modeling good relationships, growth mindset, and ownership.

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Challenges in Education: A Student's-Eye View

In response to recent findings that students' academic results are impaired by stress and self-doubt, here are three ways to help them reframe how learning works.

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Share "Feedforward," Not Feedback

Through collaborative, reflective practices such as working with an instructional coach, peer observations, teacher rounds, and PLCs, teachers can identify and own their professional growth.

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How Teacherpreneurs Spread Good Ideas

Teacherpreneurs are education innovators who seize on new ideas and practices to change their classroom, their school, or K-12 education itself from the inside.

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Why "Content Coverage" is Over: A Manifesto!

Should content coverage requirements supersede delivering high-quality instruction? Andrew Miller doesn't think so! And he invites you to read and sign his rousing manifesto.

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The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education

Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.

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8 Pathways to Every Student's Success

Welcome to our blog series on how to apply the principles of positive youth development: curiosity, sociability, resilience, self-awareness, integrity, resourcefulness, creativity, and empathy.

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How Will Common Core Change What We Do?

While defining the Common Core Standards, blogger Erin Powers shares implications for teaching, how technology factors in, and several unanswered questions.

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Why I Flattened My School

One high school experiments with the flattened model as it seeks to replace departmental hierarchy with the creativity that blossoms from staff collaboration.

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Does Spelling Count?

Guest blogger Shira Loewenstein, asked by her students whether spelling counts, comes back with a fascinating question of her own: why is the continuum of learning broken down into a handful of unrelated subjects?

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Summer Reading for Educators: My Favorites

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips offers us his go-to list of what educators should be reading this summer.

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Randy Nelson on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age

Pixar University's former dean Randy Nelson explains what schools must do to prepare students for jobs in new media.

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